Dr Monique Faleafa, Deputy Chair

Of Samoan descent, Dr Monique Faleafa is the Chief Executive of Le Va and Pacific Inc Ltd. She leads the national non-government organisation that specialises in Pacific workforce development, organisational development, and national coordination - supporting a range of social sector Pacific and non-Pacific organisations as well as government and local government agencies. Monique is a registered Clinical Psychologist and has worked in Pasifika communities in New Zealand for more than 15 years, particularly in the areas of mental health, addiction, disability, public health and child and youth. She is currently the Deputy Chair of the New Zealand Psychologists' Board (regulatory authority) and sits on the New Zealand Rugby League Medical Council.