Director of National Pacific Services
Pesio has a Bachelor of Marketing and Business, a Post Grad Diploma in Health Promotion and is a Member of DAPAANZ.
She is Samoan born and New Zealand raised with a background in Pacific tertiary education and Pacific media and marketing.
She started at PGF in 2003 and has had various roles as Health Promotions Advisor, Public Health Practice Leader and is currently Pacific Manager of Mapu Maia Services and the Public Health Manager.
Pesio has been working with Pacific communities for the past 20 years and in particular within public health and workforce development.
In 2001 Pesio developed the first Pacific Gambling project in Manukau with Pacificare Trust as the Project Manager. Her role was to develop Pacific public health programs in Manukau.
In 2002 Pesio took up the role as Pacific Co-ordinator for Niu Developments National Pacific Gambling project and developed the national public health strategies for problem gambling.
Pesio currently delivers the Pacific training for the Te Kakano public health project and is a member of various advisory, organising and steering committees along with other Pacific and non Pacific providers. She is an elected board member of the Health Promotion Forum of NZ.
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