ProCare Pacific Advisory Committee

Sally Dalhousie (ProPa Chair)

Registered Social Worker, Sally Dalhousie is the Chief Operating Officer at The Fono Trust, New Zealand's largest Pacific community owned NGO. The Fono delivers a range of medical, dental, public health, whanau ora, mental health, education and social services across Auckland and Northland.

Sally is also a Board Member of the Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers, the Waitakere Improving School Attendance Programme and served as a National President of PACIFICA Inc. Sally is passionate about Pacific community building and savouring time with her family and friends outside of work.

Tevita Funaki

Tevita is the Chair of the ProCare Health (PHO) Ltd board and member of the ProCare Network Ltd board. He is an influential leader with sound commercial and community experience. His other community involvements include Chairman of the Pacific Business Trust, Chairman of the Ministry of Social Development - Pacific Governance Group. Tevita is also a member of Minister Salesa’s Pacific Expert Advisory Panel and also a member of the Police Commissioner National Pacific board. Tevita was raised in the Friendly Island of Tonga! His primary role is the Chief Executive of the Fono Trust, a Pacific provider of medical, dental, social, public health tion services

Judy Matai’a

Judy Matai’a is currently the Chief Executive Officer at the Anglican Trust for Women & Children (ATWC), based in Auckland and has been its first female CEO. Prior to moving to ATWC, Judy worked for the Department of Child Youth and Family Services as well as teaching in undergraduate social work programmes at Unitec and at the University of Auckland.

Judy holds a Masters Degrees in Social Work and an MBA (Hons) both from Massey University; and an undergraduate degree from the University of Auckland. In 2018, Judy also graduated from the Global Women’s Breakthrough Leadership programme.

In addition to her advisory roles across Oranga Tamariki and the Ministry of Social Development, plus the various Board positions she holds; Judy is involved in Governance training for Pasifika leaders with LEAD Centre for Not for Profit Governance & Leadership.

Taualeo'o Stephen Stehlin

Taualeo’o Stephen Stehlin (MNZM) is currently the Managing Director of SunPix Limited, Director of SunPix Post Ltd, and Executive Producer of Tagata Pasifika. He is also a member of the newly formed Moana Collective.  He is the Chair of the Pacific Islands Dance Fono Trust, and a member of the YMCA Marathon Club, and a new member of the Silo Trust. Stephen’s matai title, Taualeo’o, is from his grandmother’s village of Sagone in Savai’i, Samoa.

Dr Canaan Aumua

Dr Canaan Aumua is currently a trainee registrar with the New Zealand College of Public Health Medicine, and also working as a General Practitioner in West Auckland. He completed his Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery at the University of Auckland in 2014, and is currently completing his Masters of Public Health, with a dissertation focusing on Pacific responsiveness to COVID-9 vaccination. Born and raised in West Auckland, and of both Samoan and Fijian descent, Canaan has a passion for the health and wellbeing of Pacific peoples in New Zealand and abroad. He has a special interest in health technology and health innovation, particularly around how emerging technologies can help to curb health inequities and the growing burden of non-communicable disease. 

Dr Viliami Puloka

Viliami, a native son of the island Kingdom of Tonga. He is a public health physician, current co-deputy Executive Director, Senior Health Promotion Strategist specialising in Pacific Health at the Health Promotion Forum of New Zealand. He is also a Research Fellow and Lecturer with Otago University.

He has a special interest in diabetes and obesity and believes “diabetes is the face of NCD in the Pacific including Aotearoa New Zealand". He is a strong advocate for a paradigm shift in health care from hospital and disease focus to empowering communities to be part of the solution.

Viliami is also the current chair of IUHPE South Western Pacific Region, President of International Network for Indigenous Health Promotion Professionals, and member of the Global Scientific committee for the IUHPE World Conference 2022.