Fale Pasifika O Aoraki is governed by an independent board made up of 11 – 12 members. Making up the Board is a Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer, Two Spiritual Advisors, a Cultural member and a further 4 – 5 table members. The board meet monthly.
Ofa Boyle – General Manager Fale Pasifika O Aoraki.
Ofa has been with Fale Pasifika O Aoraki since its conception in 2008. She brings with her a wealth of experience in business ownership, management, retail and marketing. Ofa is passionate about empowering Pasifika Peoples to reach their full potential. Apart from managing all the day to day affairs and maximising the strategic over-view of the organisation, a special interest area for Ofa is the work related to ‘Pasifika Proud’, Saying ‘No’ to violence and ensuring Pasifika families are happy and safe.
Vicky is part Cook Islander and Palangi. She is honoured to be one of the founding members of Fale Pasifika O Aoraki. A mother of 5 and Mama Na to 5 delicious grandchildren. She has had over 12 years’ experience working in Mental Health, has a real passion to work with all people in the community to achieve positive outcomes. Over the years she has been involved in many projects with Fale Pasifika O Aoraki including Whanau Ora, Anti Bullying Campaigns and Transitional Housing. Her current role is Family Violence Community Supporter and she is looking forward to putting her years of experience into this role.
Losa Taufalele – Office and Accounts Administrator
Losa is Tongan, a Mother of 4 children and 3 grand babies. Losa has over 15 years’ experience working as an office administrator and has been a board member for Fale Pasifika’s Board of Trustees for four years. She enjoys supporting and promoting Fale Pasifika’s services in South Canterbury and the Waitaki region so that Pacific People can benefit from, and make a difference in their lives. Losa loves meeting people and enjoys travelling. Losa is passionate about working towards not only the betterment of the Pacific People but the betterment of the world through good deeds, building the community she lives in both spiritually and physically.
Di has had a varied and colourful career and has extensive experience in a multitude of areas. She continues to contribute heavily to the community and is very pleased to be part of the Fale Pasifika team. Her main role is co-ordinating the Tupu Aotearoa Programme along with the Family Harm team.
“You must be the change you wish to see in the world”
Amelia Vake Tonu, of Tongan descent, born in Tonga. Immigrated to Aotearoa 1980’s, settled in Auckland until 1986. Amelia is a mother of four children and a proud Grandmother to five grandchildren. She has experience working with intellectual disability, Huntington Diseases and Complex Challenge Behaviours. Professionally trained Community Support worker, 6 years experienced team Leader. She is a registered social worker supporting families at Fale Pasifika O Aoraki, based in Christchurch.
Evelyn Boyle – Family Violence Community Supporter
Avia Spivey- Whanau Ora Navigator
Fiaga Katalake- Community Support Worker
Maturo Paniani – Family Violence Community Supporter
– Employment Pathways Navigator Tupu Aotearoa
Nisha McMorran – Volunteer
Nisha is one of our regular volunteers. She has been a keen supporter and friend to Fale Pasifika O Aoraki for many years.