Pacific Disability Forum

PDF Secretariat

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)
Jacqueline Garoau (Papua New Guinea)
  • Faatino Utumapu (Samoa)
  • Mataiti Mataiti (Cook Islands)
  • Ofeina Leka (Tonga)
  • Simon Dolaiano (Solomon Islands)
  • Jean Saussy (New Caledonia)
  • Lanieta Tuimabu (Fiji)

PDF Secretariat

Management team

Setareki Macanawai (2)

Setareki Macanawai
Chief Executive Officer


Laisa Vereti
Director Operations

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Aporosa Ranuku
Manager – Finance & Corporate


Katabwena Tawaka
Manager – Humanitarian Resilience Development Unit (HRDU)

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Sainimili Tawake
Manager – Inclusive Development

Corporate Team

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Nancy Queen
Executive Assistant (EA) 

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Samu Radakua
Information  Technology Officer (ITO)

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Neori Drole Lagi
Office Assistant & Driver


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Arieta Dumaru
Human Resources & Compliance Officer (HRCO)

Finance Team

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Vilisoni Ake
Finance & Administration Officer (FAO)

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Sweta Chand
Finance & Administration Assistant  (FAA) 

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Lagesh Lal
Finance & Administration Assistant – Projects    (FAA – Projects)

Inclusive Development Programme Team (ID Team)


Maria Miller
Programme Officer (PO)

Telesia (6)

Telesia Kobiti
Programme Officer (PO)

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Sovaia Sisi Coalala
Programme Officer (PO)

Humanitarian Resilience Development Unit (HRDU)

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AHP Regional coordinator – Disaster Risk Reduction

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Tepola Rabuli
MFAT Regional Coordinator – Disaster Risk Reduction


Savaira Tinai
Regional Coordinator – Climate Change

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Ilisapeci Marau 

Programme officer (PO)

Enablement Team

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Public Relations & Communications Officer (PRCO)

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Violet Savu
Monitoring Evaluation & Learning Officer (MEAL)

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Beretita Ofati
 Organisational Development  Coordinator

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Soropepeli Seru
Research Officer  (RO)


Emele Kikau
Programme Assistant (PA)

Member Services Unit (MSU)

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Coordinator Membership Services

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