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Our Team - Moana Research

Our team


Chief Executive Officer

Jacinta Fa’alili-Fidow

(Sāmoa)

Jacinta has extensive leadership and management experience in health …

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Director

Dr Teuila Percival

(Sāmoa)

Dr Teuila Percival is one of the Directors for Moana Research. Previously, she was …

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General Manager

Mary Roberts

(Sāmoa)

Mary’s background as a registered nurse has enabled her to hold roles as the Pacific …

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Innovations lead

Amio Ikihele

(Niue | Te Whānau-ā-Apanui)

Amio is the Innovations Lead for Moana Research.  Before working for Moana …

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research lead

Dr Seini Taufa

(Tonga)

Dr Seini Taufa is the Research and Evaluation Lead for Moana Research.  Dr Taufa was …

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senior biostatistician / researcher

Dudley Gentles

(Sāmoa)

Dudley is the Senior Biostatistician for Moana Research. Dudley has worked at the …

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OPERATIONS LEAD

Russia Vagavoa

(Sāmoa)


research assistant

Dantzel Tiakia

(Niue | Ngātiwai)

Dantzel is a Research Assistant with the Moana Research team. She is a recent …


research assistant

Faletoese Asafo

(Sāmoa)

Faletoese Asafo is a research assistant with the Moana Research team. He is a recent graduate …

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EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT/RESEARCH ASSISTANT

Hereine Roberts

(Sāmoa)

Hereine is the Executive Assistant to the CEO and a Research Assistant for Moana Research.  Her attention to detail has allowed …

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(Sāmoa)

Russia was born and raised in Auckland, New Zealand in the wonderful suburb …

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PROJECT & ADMINISTRATION/RESEARCH ASSISTANT

Kheilani Haimau-Ikihele

(Niue)

Kheilani is the Project and Administration Assistant with the …

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SENIOR RESEARCHER

Nalei Taufa

(Tonga)

Nalei Taufa is a senior researcher for Moana Research…

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research assistant

Kalesita Pole

(Tonga)

Kalesita joined the Moana Research team as an intern…

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RESEARCH ASSISTANT

Lois Chu Ling

(Sāmoa)

Lois Chu Ling is also a graduate from The University of Auckland with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Pacific Studies and Sociology. …

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communication coordinator/research assistant

Cherelle Fuamatu

(Sāmoa)

Cherelle is a graduate from the Auckland University of Technology with a Bachelor’s of Business…

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