Talofa lava, my name is Taryn-Indianna Hainsworth-Fa’aofo. I am a first-generation New Zealand born Samoan from the villages of Vaimoso, Faleapuna and Magiagi.
I am a passionate advocate for equitable health outcomes for our Pasifika people and Tangata Whenua.
As a student who began and completed their education during a pandemic, I was inspired to complete my degree and enter the workforce to make a difference. My drive was fuelled by seeing the inequities my people and communities endured during this time. Despite the difficulties of studying during a pandemic, I graduated with a Bachelor of Health Science with a primary focus on public and Pasifika health.
I am proud to be working in a vital space that delivers a Pasifika cultural competency programme that will improve unfavourable health outcomes to benefit future Pasifika generations.
In addition to my role at Le Va, I am also a qualified muscle therapist and for the last six years I have been heavily involved in working with many professional rugby teams both nationally and internationally.