Senior project coordinator
- Phone number: 09 301 3730
- Email address:
- Location: Auckland
- Cultural competency in disability
- Faiva Ora National Leadership Group
- Engaging Pasifika training
Born and bred in Tokoroa, I now live in Auckland after spending eight years in Wellington. I’m the middle son of three boys from my Samoan father who hails from Lotofaga in Safata, Upolu, and my mother with Irish heritage from Whanganui, New Zealand. Bboying (breakdancing) takes up most of my time outside of work, and I’m also interested in music, art, design, video editing and reading (when I have time!).
After graduating with a BA in psychology and philosophy from Victoria University, and with an interest in health and wellbeing and helping people, I decided that I wanted to use my skills to help our Pacific people lead healthier lives and reach their fullest potential. I’ve since worked in the primary care sector in health promotion for Pacific communities, and as a project leader for Compass Primary Health Care Network.
My main focus at Le Va is on Pacific disability projects, but I also work across Le Va’s other projects where needed. I'm excited to be part of the Le Va team as I have admired its work in the sector for a long time.
Life is a either a daring adventure, or nothing. (Helen Keller)