Tevita Funaki is the CEO of West Fono Health Trust. Born in New Zealand but raised in Tonga, Tevita attended Otago University and graduated with a B.Com in 2000 and a Post Graduate Diploma in Project Management from Unitec in 2007. Prior to joining West Fono Health trust as Chief Executive, Tevita was the Pacific Health Manager for ProCare Health Limited and was the National Pasifika Liaison Advisor for Massey University. As well as managing an employment consultancy and project management service company, Tevita has worked in health services.
Tevita is an active member of the Pasifika community both in Auckland and nationally. He is a strong advocate for their wellbeing. He is part of the Avondale Tongan Catholic community and the Board of Trustees’ Chairperson for St Mary’s School, Avondale. Tevita also sits in a number of government and community boards.
Dr Neil Hefford
Neil Hefford graduated from Auckland Medical School in 1985 and has been a GP in his own practice in Grey Lynn for 24 years. He is a director of ProCare Networks Ltd and chair of ProCare’s Clinical Governance Committee. His passion is achieving better integrated care and quality outcomes for our patient population through improved models of care, as well as improving GP work satisfaction and financial security.
Dr Jodie O'Sullivan
Dr Jodie O'Sullivan was born in Rotorua and went to Otago University completing her medical degree in 1989. She completed post graduate training in Australia and the United Kingdom, returning to New Zealand with post graduate qualifications in General Practice and Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
Dr Sullivan is married with three school age children and enjoys family time, the outdoors, films and books.
She has been working in General Practice for eighteen years with a special interest in Paediatrics and disease prevention.
Lesley Going has been a board member since 2010. She is the managing director of a large GP practice in West Auckland, that she and her GP husband own. In 2009 she completed a construction project of a health centre facility to house the practice and accommodate a number of other health care providers. She has been the practice manager for 19 years and is a member of PMAANZ. She is also currently a Director of South Pacific Clinical trials Ltd. Lesley has a background in secondary school teaching and has significant involvement and leadership with community, sporting and business groups including a recent term as a lay member of the New Zealand Nurses' Council.
John Marsden is currently General Manager of Te Puna Hauora and is the Ngati Whatua representative on ProCare Network Limited and ProCare Maori Advisory Committee (ProMa). Matua John also holds a position on Te Runanga o Ngati Whatua. Matua John brings a combined 50 years of banking and accounting experience to the service, is skilled in tertiary teaching and has years of experience in the senior management sector. His passion is to assist and support in all aspects of decision making for Maori and other under-represented groups. He was ordained as an Anglican minister in 1999.