Graduate, Kaiser Foundation School Nursing, Oakland, California, 1957. Bachelor of science in nursing, University of California at Los Angeles, 1965. Master in Public Health, University Hawaii, 1983.
Director nursing services department health services Lyndon Baines Johnson Tropical Medical Center, Pago Pago, American Samoa. Health care administrator American Samoa Territorial Administration on Aging Agency. Administrator Territory's Human Services Information & Referral Services Ctr American Samoa Government Department of Human Resources, Pago Pago, assistant director community services division.
Special assistant for research and analysis American Samoa Government, 1989—1993, deputy director human resources and social services, 1993, retired, 1993. Member American Samoa Coordinating Health Council, 1977-1984. Secretary Health Services Regulatory Board of America Samoa, 1974-1982.
Member advisory board Tafuna Family Health Center, since 2002, chairman since 2005.
Member American Red Cross, past chair nursing and community services committee, past board chair, past disaster program chair American Samoa chapter. Honorary president Women's Hospital Auxiliary Association, since 2002. Treasurer Common Cause (American Samoa) Inc., since 2005.
Member American Nurses Association, National League for Nursing, American Pacific Nursing Leaders' Conference (past secretary), American Samoa Registered Nurse's Association, American Samoa Nurses Association (delegate to 1995 White House conference, honorary member 2005), Common Cause Organization (board directors 1999-2000), Sigma Theta Tau.
Married ERic Tuatagaloa Howland.