Honesty, Respect, Compassion,
Courage and Service
Lealaolesau Fitu (Leala for short) grew up in Samoa. He holds the matai title of Tuilaepa and is from the villages of Vaivase-Tai (Upolu), Lalomalava and Gataivai (Savaii).
What led you to working at Healthy Families South Auckland?
Before I took up this role, I was working for the Pasifika Medical Association (PMA) Group as a Data Analyst. My role at PMA was to analyse the health and wellbeing data of all the Pacific families engaged with the different partners or providers under the Whānau Ora Program. From the results of the analyses I could see a lot of families were in high needs in terms of education, health and wellbeing. And because of that I feel for those families. I want to reach out to them through the work I do by analysing the information gathered from them and providing sound recommendations on areas where these families need help.
Who inspires you and why?
Leaders and advocates of health and wellbeing initiatives to support our people have inspired me to help them in one way or another.
What is your current role?
Data, Insights and Evaluation Lead.
What projects are you currently working on and what impact do they have on the community?
The Data, Insights and Evaluation Lead provides the Healthy Families South Auckland team with an evaluative and reflective lens, building a picture of the team’s collective insights, learnings and successes. My role helps provide tools and guidance for measuring impact and progress and leads the collection of evaluation data (both qualitative and quantitative). We use a variety of methods to ensure evidence-informed decision making at all levels of Healthy Families South Auckland.
What is one funny/quirky/interesting thing that no-one knows about you?
I sing karaoke.
Who is your favourite Superhero and why?
Superman as he was the only one who existed in my younger years
What is your super power?