Talofa Lava my name is Ella Hazel Fitu-Mau.
I am of Samoan and German descent and hail from the villages of Salei’a and Malie in the beautiful islands of Samoa.
I was born in Auckland, raised in both South Auckland and on the North Shore.
I come from a family of 5. I am a wife and mother of a beautiful daughter, Journey.
I joined the Le Va aiga in February of 2021 as Project Coordinator for Le Va’s Mental Health and Addictions team. My role is to support and coordinate all of our Mental Health and Addictions programmes. I am privileged to have joined a team whose purpose is to support Pasifika families and communities to unleash their full potential.
Outside of work, I am heavily involved with our local Church as a youth leader, developing the ability of youth to analyse their own strengths and weaknesses, set personal and professional goals, increase their self-esteem, confidence, motivation and abilities.
My heart and passion is for our Pasifika youth, seeing them thrive as our leaders of tomorrow and in all God has planned. Le Va’s Futures that Work scholarships and mentoring programme allows to me to be submerged in this purpose.