Pacific Disability Forum

Meet The Team

The Secretariat TEAM

The Pacific Disability Forum works across the Pacific and this is reflected in our board and staff. Learn more about the people who work with us to improve the lives of persons with disabilities in the Pacific below.

Male  – 
Latoa HalatauCo-chair Female  – 
Villaney Remengesau 

Other Members

Faatino Utumapu
Sovaia Coalala
Samantha French
Simon Dolaiano
Jacquline Garoau

Secretariat Staff

Setareki Macanawai
Chief Executive Officer

Laisa Vereti
Director Operations

Katabwena Tawaka
Manager – PERU

Aporosa Ranuku
Manager – Finance &  Corporate 

Joshco Wakaniyasi
Manager – Inclusive Development

Angeline Chand
Human Rights & Gender Advisor

Paradise Tabucala
Communications & PR Offiicer

Violet Savu
MEAL Officer

Shahil Chand
IT Officer

Sainimili Tawake
Regional Cordinator – Climate Change 

Naomi Navoce 
Regional Cordinator – Disaster Risk Reduction

Telesia Kobiti 
Research Officer

Maria Miller
Program Officer -​Program Officer -Community Based Inclusive Development (CBID) and Inclusive Education & Inclusive Sports

Ruci Senikula
Program Officer – Youths and Indigenous persons with disabilities

Rohit Prasad
Finance Officer 

Nancy Queen
Interim Executive Assistant 

Arieta Dumaru
Interim HR Assistant

Beretita Ofati
Finance Assistant

Lagesh Lal 
Finance & Admin Asisstant – PERU

Neori Drole
Office Admin Assistant & Driver

Rohit Prasad
Finance Officer 

We require strong leadership and unweavering
commitment to ensure that we continue to remain relevant and make an impact. 

Setareki Macanawai – CEO 

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