Pacific Disability Forum

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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.

PDF Board

Latoa Halatau-Talagi MNZM (New Zealand)
Co-Chair (Male)
Villany Remengesau (Palau)
Co-Chair(Female)
  • Faatino Utumapu (Samoa)
  • Mataiti Mataiti (Cook Islands)
  • Ofatino Leka (Tonga)
  • Samantha French (Australia)
  • Simon Dolaiano (Solomon Islands)
  • Jacqueline Garoau (Papua New Guinea)

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Management team

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SETAREKI MACANAWAI
Chief Executive Officer

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LAISA VERETI
Director Operations

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APOROSA RANUKU
Manager – Finance & Corporate

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KATABWENA TAWAKA
Manager – Humanitarian Resilience Development Unit (HRDU)

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JOSHCO WAKANIYASI
Manager – Inclusive Development

Corporate Team

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NANCY QUEEN
Executive Assistant (EA) 

ARIETA DUMARU
Human Resources & Compliance Officer (HRCO)

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SHAHIL CHAND
Information  Technology Officer (ITO)

Neori

NEORI DROLE LAGI
Office Assistant & Driver

 

Finance Team

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ROHIT PRASAD
Finance & Administration Officer (FAO)

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BERETITA OFATI (Esther)
Finance & Administration Assistant  (FAA) 

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LAGESH LAL
Finance & Administration Assistant – Projects    (FAA – Projects)

Programme Team (Inclusive Development)

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MARIA MILLER
Programme Officer (PO)

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TELESIA KOBITI
Programme Officer (PO)

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SOVAIA SISI COALALA
Programme Officer (PO)

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ANGELINE CHAND
Human Rights 

Gender Advisor  (HRGA)

 

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SAINIMILI TAWAKE
Inclusive Development Advisor  (IDA)

Humanitarian Resilience Development Unit (HRDU)

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RUCI SENIKULA
COVID-19 Project Officer 

Regional Coordinator Disaster Risk Reduction

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ALVIS CHAND
Volunteer

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Annika Lemisio
Regional Coordinator Disaster Risk Reduction

Enablement Team

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PARADISE TABUCALA
Public Relations & Communications Officer (PRCO)

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VIOLET SAVU
Monitoring Evaluation & Learning Officer (MEAL)

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SOROPEPELI SERU
Research Officer (RO)

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EMELE KIKAU
Programme Assistant (PA)