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Pasifika Futures has a Board of Directors that reflects the interests of our Pacific communities, demonstrates strong Governance skills and experience and is able to operate within cultural frameworks. The board has extensive networks throughout New Zealand and the region built on family, village, kinship, professional, sporting, church, cultural, education, business and community relationships.

Our Board

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Chairman
Dr Francis Agnew
MNZM, FRANZCP, FACHAM
Dr Francis Agnew is a pioneer in the development of Pacific Mental Health services in New Zealand and the region.
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Board Director
Mrs Soana Pamaka
BA, DipT
Mrs Soana Akolotu Pamaka has devoted her considerable energy and skill to one incredibly lucky school, East Auckland’s Tamaki College.
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Board Director
Dr Siniva Sinclair
FAFPHM, MPH
Born and raised in Papua New Guinea, Dr Sinclair is a Fellow of the Australasian Facility of Public Health Medicine and completed a Masters in Public Health.
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Board Director
Sir Michael Jones
MNZM.B.A., M.A, BPlan
La’auli Michael Jones has a wealth of public and private sector experience having worked in tertiary education and Pacific economic development.
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Board Director
Dr Tearikivao (Kiki) Maoate
ONZM, FRACS
Paediatric Surgeon and Urologist, Dr Tearikivao (Kiki) Maoate is a leader in the Cook Island community and Pacific health sector in New Zealand.
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Our CEO

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Mrs Debbie Sorensen
D.C.C.T, CMInstD, MNZIOD
Chief Executive Officer

Debbie is a New Zealand-born Tongan, a health strategist and management expert specialising in projects that address the health challenges that face Pacific communities in New Zealand and in the Pacific region.

She played a leading role in the establishment of the Pacific health sector in New Zealand and continues to be active in the pacific region in delivering specialist health services and building workforce capacity and capability in partnership with Ministries of Health.

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Our Team

The Director of Partnerships leads a team of advisors and practice managers across the country who are connected directly with our network of partners and the local Pacific community. This allows for accuracy when assessing our communities needs, empathy to understand the degree of these needs and agility to respond to these needs with effectiveness and efficiency.