Who we are

Left to right: Terry Jesperson (Vice President), Mel Scott, Joyce Agnew (Treasurer), Bev Perriam (Secretary), Patricia Officer Young (President), Pauline Hickey, Diane Jordan and Sandra Jenkins.

We are the main support network for people in New Zealand affected by psoriasis and psoriasis-related conditions. Please see our profiles below for more information about our committee.

  • Patricia Officer Young


    Widowed 23 years. Now married to Lachlan. Blessed with 2 children, 1 daughter and 1 son and 4 grandchildren. Read… Read more

  • Terry Jesperson

    Vice President

    Age: 42 Years in Association: Eighteen Marital status: Single Employment: Alliance Group Ltd [Seasonal] Occupation: Freezing Worker Family: Two siblings… Read more

  • Bev-Perriam

    Bev Perriam


    I was born in Queenstown and for the first 5 years of my life I lived in Gibbston, then we… Read more

  • Joyce Agnew


    My name is Joyce and I am treasurer of the Southland Psoriasis Association. I have been married to Neville for… Read more

  • Mel Scott

    Committee Member

    Married to Joy, I have three sons, one daughter and three grandchildren. At the inaugural meeting October 1978. Past President,… Read more

  • Pauline Hickey

    Committee Member

    Married to Jack. Five children, four daughters, one son and 12 grandchildren. Made contact with the Southland Psoriasis Association about… Read more

  • Diane Jordan

    Committee Member

    My name is Diane Jordan and I first attended a Psoriasis meeting of the Southland Psoriasis Association in Invercargill on the… Read more

  • Sandra Jenkins

    Committee Member

    Married to Keith for 36 years. We have 2 children – 1 daughter and 1 son. Awaiting our first grandchild end… Read more