Pacific Liaison Advisor
I am the Pacific liaison advisor at Auckland Regional Public Health Service, providing Pacific cultural perspectives and strategic cultural support and assistance to senior management and staff. The areas I have input into include planning and reporting, service delivery, workforce development and training, recruitment and retention, quality, and emergency and pandemic response planning. I am also the chair of Vaka Ola – our Pacific health staff support network group, which has a workforce development and training focus.
I am a qualified social worker and have previously worked as Pacific team coordinator at Regional Public Health, Hutt Valley DHB, and as a mental health clinician at Capital & Coast DHB.