Patty Howell is President of Healthy Relationships California/Healthy Relationships International, and President of World Class Relationships LLC. She is co-author of World Class Marriage and Impact Report: Research on the Impact of Relationship and Marriage Education Programs in California. She has developed many curricula, including the World Class Relationships family of programs. She has taught relationship skills programs to participants and trained instructors in 14 countries. She is the recipient of the Smart Marriages Impact Award, and has been made an honorary citizen of Wuhan, China, for her work in creating the Sino-American Friendship Garden in Wuhan.