Our Team

Our Coach team come from the grass roots of South Auckland communities. Our team come from a diverse range of backgrounds, but they are united by a passion for South Auckland, and a desire to get the best for the people who live, learn, work and play.

Introducing the people who will work with you.

Healthy Families Manukau, Manurewa-Papakura Coaches are not here to have all the answers. They are here to work side by side with you to transform the wellbeing of our communities together.


Leilani Unasa

Leilani Unasa

Settings Coordination Manager

Experience: Education, Social Policy, Government, Arts Management, Qualification Design, Community Facility Management Connections: Mangere, Manurewa, Waimahia, Maori and Pacific

 

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Annie Ualesi

Annie Ualesi

Partnerships & Engagement Manager

Experience: Public health, local government, education, non-profit organisations Connections: Pacific networks, Church networks, Health networks

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Jayesh Parekh

Jayesh Parekh

Settings Coordination Manager

Experience: Community Development, Urban Design, Town Planning Connections: Mangere Bridge, Auckland Council, Mount Albert Grammar, LivFit Shape

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Satali Auvae

Satali Auvae

Coach

Experience: Sport & Recreation, Early Childhood Education (ECE) Fundamental Movement Skills, Health Promotion, Community work Connections: Regional Sports Trust, ECE Learning centres, Church 

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Alexanda Whitcombe

Alexanda Whitcombe

Coach

Experience: Social Innovation, Co-Design, Youth Entrepreneurship Connections: Pukekohe, Young Innovators Collective

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‘Akesa Fifita

‘Akesa Fifita

Coach

Experience: Mental Health & Addictions, Social Issues, Community Engagement Connections: Tongan and Community Settings, Smokefree Sector, Primary Health, District Health Boards

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Heta Tutagalevao

Heta Tutagalevao

Team Administrator

Experience: Business Support, Administration Management, Customer Service Connections: Manurewa, Waimahia, Gurdwara Temple Takanini

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Tammy Potini

Tammy Potini

Coach

Experience: Early Childhood Education, Coaching, Teaching Connections: Tuirohia Waka Ama, Pukekohe League Clubs, Papakura League Clubs

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Samuel Lafolua

Samuel Lafolua

Coach

Experience: Education, Pacific Health Connections: Education, Health Sectors, Churches

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Tracey Walker

Tracey Walker

Coach

Experience: Community, Employment, Ministry of Youth Development, Ministry of Social Development Connections: Iwi Services, Maori Cultural Engagement, Auckland Marae Network, South Auckland Sport Groups, Primary Education

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James Heimuli

James Heimuli

Data Wrangler

Experience: Research, Evaluations Connections: Tongan Community, Research Associations

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Tapuvakai Vea

Tapuvakai Vea

Coach

Experience: Public Health, Rugby, Tertiary Settings, Youth Work Connections: Tongan Methodist Communities, Secondary Schools, Rugby cubs, Gyms

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Andy Piutau

Andy Piutau

Coach

Experience: Public Health, Health Promotion, Research, Data Analysis, Mentoring, Youth Work Connections: Mangere, Breakthrough Church – Manukau, Mangere College Board of Trustees

 

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Loncey Craig

Loncey Craig

Information Design - Coach

Experience: Designing, Youth, Branding, Web Development Connections: Church, Local Sports

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Chris Joseph

Chris Joseph

Coach

Experience: Education, Public Health, Criminal Youth Law, Social Welfare, Sports, Warehousing, Community Engagement, NZ Youth, Local Council Connections: Auckland wide Education, Sports, Churches, Youth, Pasifika, Maori, Health, Council and Welfare Connections

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Lesley Maipi

Lesley Maipi

Coach

Experience: Career Development, PTE Freight and Business tutor, Freight Forwarding Connections: Schools, Tertiary, Freight Forwarding, Community groups, Workplaces, Local sports and fitness

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Andrew Ah Kew

Andrew Ah Kew

Kaiwhakahaere

Experience: Trade & corporate workplaces, nutrition & physical activity, mental health and addictions, healthy lifestyles, heath promotion, Maori health models, mentoring Connections: Maori health providers, tertiary, Maori multi- sport, environmental health sector

 

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Willie Iosia

Willie Iosia

Coach

Experience: Facilitator, Mentor, Coach, Sport & Recreation, Events, Project Management, Community Development, Youth Development Connections: Auckland Council, Local Boards, Youth Councils, Sport clubs, Community Network Groups, Business Associations, Principal Associations, Government Organisations

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Nikki Timu

Nikki Timu

Settings Coordination Manager

Experience: Sport Management, Higher Education, Indigenous Studies, Coaching, Outdoor Education Connections: Sport and Fitness, Tertiary Settings, Regional Sports Trusts, Maori Health Providers, Kohanga Reo

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Serena Lal

Serena Lal

Coach

Experience: Public Health, Data Analysis, Higher Education, Research, Youth Development, Leadership, Social Enterprise, Facilitation, Environmental Conservation Connections: Social Innovation, Tertiary Settings, Conservation, Non-profit organisations, Youth leadership and Health Sector

 

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Raju Ramakrishna

Raju Ramakrishna

Settings Coordination Manager

Experience: South Auckland Community Wellbeing and Employment, Management, Private Sector,Training Sector, Project Management, Cross Agency Collaborative work Connections: Private Sector, Public Sector, South Asian Community Network

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