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Pela Hokai

Talofa lava, my name is Pela Hokai.

I am a first-generation, New Zealand-born Samoan where my father hails from the Fasavalu aiga from Falelatai, and my mother from the Vaisagote and Mailata aiga from Manono Tai. I am married to Anthony Hokai who is from Te Rarawa and Ngāpuhi.

I completed my tertiary studies at AUT University and the University of Auckland.

I am a Registered Occupational Therapist and a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist.

Prior to joining the Le Va team, I worked in both Pasifika and mainstream teams for Counties Manukau District Health Board, Child & Adolescent Mental Health for six years. My roles as Occupational Therapist and Clinical Coordinator entailed supporting young people and their families with their mental health and wellbeing.

I have a strong passion for Pasifika communities and mental health. My faith and my family are what motivate me in all that I do.

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