Pacific Heartbeat Team

The Pacific Heartbeat team works with the Heart Foundation to 'STOP New Zealanders dying too early from heart disease', and 'HELP people with heart disease live full and productive lives’.

We focus on the heart health needs of NZ’s Pacific Island population. This includes understanding your heart, eating well, being smokefree and being more active.

Through our Pacific nutrition courses we enourage Pacific people to make heart healthy food choices and move more to achieve and maintain a healthy weight. We promote the benefits of being smokefree and encourage Pacific smokers to stop smoking and to not take it up in the first place.

Our team is based in Auckland and Wellington. We collaborate with other Pacific organisations to create environments which support healthy lifestyles.

Mafi Funaki-Tahifote

Mafi Funaki-Tahifote

Manager - Pacific Health

Louisa Ryan

Louisa Ryan

Manager - PHB Projects

Jill Causer

Jill Causer

PA/Administrator - Pacific Heartbeat

Nini Knight

Nini Knight

PHB Programme Administrator

Sue Pirrit

Sue Pirrit

PHB Nutritionist

Takui Langi

Takui Langi

PHB Nutrition Trainer

Tiana Collins

Tiana Collins

PHB Nutrition Training Facilitator & Community Liaison, Wellington

Maggie Fung

Maggie Fung

Programme Evaluation Advisor & Analyst