Wendy was Director of Sports for NYC2012, NYC’s bid for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. As a member of the NYC2012 Senior Staff, her responsibilities included overseeing all of the sports and athlete matters, including over 2,000 Olympians and Paralympians worldwide that supported the bid. Wendy was instrumental in bringing several international events to NYC including the Freestyle Wrestling World Championships held at Madison Square Garden, the Archery World Championships the Fencing World Cup, and was the lead in developing the NYC Triathlon, which is now a sold-out annual event.
In 2006, she designed, programmed, and directed the Gymnastics and Rock Climbing Center for Aviator Sports and Recreation, a multimillion-dollar, multi-sport complex in Brooklyn, New York.
Wendy currently serves on the board of the Armory Foundation as well as the advisory boards of Power Play NYC and Black Women in Sports. She was a founding member of the Sports and Arts in Schools Foundation, Women in Sports and Events (WISE), and Antigravity, an international performance company.
Wendy resides in Harlem with her husband, Robert Mensah, and sons Kennedy and Bailey. Wendy studied Russian and Physical Education at Wayne State University and graduated from New York University with honors.
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