Rob Tierney

Rob became the North & Northwest FLAG Coordinator in July 2020. He volunteers in the Mental Health and Suicide Prevention fields including as a member of the board of Kentish Regional Clinic since 2020, and when he’s not busy volunteering he loves music, reading, and video games. Rob says: “I have a physical disability which […]

Beth Rad

Beth is passionate about improving the mental health and wellbeing of Tasmanians, and reducing the stigma of talking about mental health. For over a decade she has worked in program management, communications and advocacy in the not-for-profit sector in London, Sydney and Hobart. Beth has a BA Honours degree in Business, Diploma in Sustainable Living, […]

Dermot Barry
Deputy Chair

Dermot is a strong leader in the emergency management sector and has proven experience leading innovation and change in the government and private sectors. He brings more than 35 years of emergency management experience in operational and senior executive roles, most recently as Deputy Chief Officer of the South Australian State Emergency Service. Before that, […]

Kim Cockatoo

Kim comes from a long string of volunteer roles including with the Wilderness Society and the Red Cross in the early 2000s. More recently Kim spent 9 years volunteering for Amnesty International doing human rights work. There he held many roles including Branch Committee member, Videographer, Human Rights Radio Show producer (EDGE Radio), Social Media […]

Patty Howard

Patty was born in New Zealand and moved to Tasmania to live at just two years old. Due to health issues in her childhood, she missed a lot of school and left before completing Year 9 – however later in life would go on to complete adult education courses including Certificate I, II and III […]

Anne Sheehan
Treasurer

Anne is passionate and committed to the promotion of good mental health and capacity building through community connections. Anne has worked for Government agencies for over 25 years, including roles such as policy development, education and training, project management and contracts and corporate governance. In addition, Anne has a wealth of facilitation and training experience, […]

Kim Backhouse
Chair

Kim has been a community leader now for nearly 10 years. Kim is passionate about our membership having the right support and advocacy in place at MHLET. Kim is an experienced and effective board member, PhD. MEmpLabRelLaw, MBA, LLB, FGIA, AICD, with a history of contribution to an extensive range of organisations. Kim has excellent […]