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 in Community Services, skillshare courses and her TCE (year 11 and 12).

Diagnosed in the 1990s with bipolar, anxiety and depression among other health issues, Patty has lived a storied life and was the primary carer for both of her parents until her mother passed away in 1998 and father in 2015.

As a proud member of Flourish for over ten years, Patty brings a wealth of knowledge, history and expertise to her position on the Flourish Board and we thank her for her ongoing contribution.