Mandy is an Ngarrindjeri, Peramangk, Kokatha and Pitjantjatjara woman who has lived all her life in metropolitan and regional South Australia. Mandy has worked in many fields and is currently the Aboriginal Arts and Cultural Engagement Officer with Country Arts SA – a role she has been in for 5 years since the inception of this role.Her role encompasses all of regional South Australia for Aboriginal artists and communities. Mandy was nominated by community for the 2008 Australian of the Year.Her Board roles at present are Chair of the Board for Colebrook Home, Eden Hills; regional member for the Art Gallery of South Australia Indigenous steering committee; International First Nations Gambling committee inaugural member; Peramangk Elder of the Adelaide Hills Aboriginal committee and Board member for Reconciliation SA. She is also on the GLF (Governor’s Leadership Foundation Committee) as a member for 2015. Mandy is also a poet and involved with the Nunga writers group since 1995.