The mission of Frankston Mornington Peninsula Local Learning& Employment Network Inc. (FMPLLEN) is to improve education, training and employment outcomes for vulnerable and at risk youth in the Frankston Mornington Peninsula Region and to ensure that young people are holistically supported through their career and pathways. We will effectively engage with appropriate stakeholders from education, training, employment business and industry, parents sectors of the community to achieve our vision. We will facilitate and broker strategic partnerships to support sustainable outcomes for at risk youth. This includes indigenous, disability, and vulnerable cohorts to provide local sustainable outcomes that address gaps in our community. We will support and provide training, education as required.

Board Members


Lisa Holt, Chair


Helen McLoughlin, Deputy Chair


Pauline Gordon


Liz Dellaportas, Treasurer

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Steve Wright


Peter Harrison


Catherine Arnold

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Peter Sells



Carol Smith

Executive Officer

Since 2001 Carol has been the Executive Officer of FMPLLEN, working with others to develop opportunities for youth and families in the Frankston Mornington Peninsula Region, focussing on vulnerable and disadvantage youth.

Carol has spent much of her working career as an EO in not for profits and charities such as The Portsea Camp and Girl Guides Victoria Rumbalara Football Netball Club and GOTAFE Koori Department.

Carol trained as a primary school teacher and has also completed Business and Recreation post graduate certificates. Her interests include Rotary, Girl Guides, swimming and the Melbourne Football Club!!!

Jo is trained as a secondary teacher, adult education trainer, counsellor and careers practitioner. Her back ground is in programs and working with at risk youth in corrections and education settings. Jo has worked with numerous RTO’s and TAFEs, providing flexible and alternative education options and within intervention programs such as Jobs Pathways, CBE, and in a number of education, training and management contexts.
Jo is a consultant to schools and education providers in the areas of program development, careers, transition and strategies/pathways for at risk young people.
Jo has worked alongside FMPLLEN for a number of years facilitating links between schools and agencies through the PPA. Jo’s role with the FMPLLEN is in brokering partnerships with providers and agencies to ensure the best outcomes for our youth especially the most vulnerable.


Jo Prosser

Project Officer

Jane has worked in the Frankston & Mornington Peninsula region for over 15 years in Education.  She holds a Diploma of Business along with a Career Development qualification.   Having worked extensively with Schools, Registered Training Organisations and the Department of Education she holds a vast knowledge of the Education, Training and Vocational sectors and brings a wealth of knowledge to the team.

Jane Ling

Project Officer

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Angela joined the FMPLLEN in 2016 as part of the Structured Workplace Learning Program. She has previously worked for not-for-profit Registered Training Oorganisations in education, training and management roles. She has managed and taught youth education programs for at-risk young people on the Mornington Peninsula. Angela also has 20 years marketing and communications experience, working with large and small businesses, across a diverse range of industries, products and services.


Angela Byatt

SWL Learning Coordinator


Frances Menzies

Business Manager

Frances is employed as the FMPLLEN Business Manager.

In this position she is responsible for the preparation of budgets and ensuring that financial targets are met. As well she performs all the bookkeeping functions associated with the operation of a not-for-profit organisation.

Another key feature of the Business Manager role is to ensure the organisation meets all statutory reporting requirements. In addition, Frances reports to the Finance & HR Sub-Committee and the FMPLLEN Board on all matters relating to finance.