The Talanoa session will be held on Wednesday 8th May from 10am – 12pm in Ko Awatea room 106.
Guest speakers are as follows…
Dr Debbie Ryan
Director of Pacific Perspectives.
Dr Debbie Ryan is the Director of Pacific Perspectives and has wide experience in the health sector as a clinician, and in governance, management, public policy development, regulation, national standards, implementation and health service delivery in New Zealand and the Pacific.
Debbie has twenty years of involvement in the health sector. She is a medical practitioner and a former public service leader of Pacific health policy and implementation. Debbie established Pacific Perspectives in 2008. Debbie is Samoan.
Debbie’s professional life has been dedicated to Pacific health. Her key areas of interest have been health inequalities, primary care, evidence based healthcare policy and the service delivery interface with Pacific populations. Her focus in the past three years has been Pacific workforce and leadership development and leadership of cultural competence approaches in health.
Debbie has been involved in most Pacific focused projects associated with the primary care strategy and public health initiatives at a national level over the past decade. Hers is a unique experience in achieving change for Pacific people at all levels of the design and delivery of the health system.
Fuimaono Karl Pulotu-Endemann
Fuimaono is the principal of Alo-o-Tuatagaloa. Fuimaono is a health sector consultant. He is recognised as a Pacific pioneer for many achievements including being among the first Pacific Registered Comprehensive Nurse in New Zealand, and later becoming the first Pacific Charge Nurse in the Mental Health services sector.
In the 1980’s Fuimaono created and developed the Fonofale Model of Health. In 2002, this model was endorsed by the Mental Health Commission as being the accepted model for Pacific mental health. In 2001, Fuimaono was awarded as a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) for Public Health and was instrumental in the development and establishment of the Bachelor of Nursing – Pacific degree programme at Whitireia Polytechnic, Faculty of Nursing studies and the ANIVA Whitireia Pacific Nursing Leadership Fellowship Programme in 2011 with Dr Margaret Southwick.