Patty Howard

Saphia has an extensive background in advocacy, specialising in diversity, equity, accessibility and inclusion, policy, and project management.  She is a community leader in advocating for disability rights and has recently commenced a new role with Department of Premier and Cabinet. SAPHIA GRANT

Tony Read
Treasurer

Tony has been a MHLET member and consumer representative since 2022.  He brings 32 years’ experience of business administration, accounting, finance, and senior management of both private and community businesses.  Tony has worked with a variety of community organisations and government agencies.

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
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

TONY READTREASURER Tony has been a MHLET member and consumer representative since 2022.  He brings 32 years’ experience of business administration, accounting, finance, and senior management of both private and community businesses.  Tony has worked with a variety of community organisations and government agencies. TONY READ TREASURER

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 […]