MANAGEMENT

Adimaimalaga Tafuna'i

Executive Director

Adi is a co-founder and the executive director of Women in Business Development Incorporated in Samoa. For more than 20 years she has led the organisation, and was recognized by the Vital Voices Global Partnership which presented Mrs Tafuna’i the Economic Empowerment Award at The Global Leadership Awards. Mrs Tafuna’i was also involved in bringing virgin coconut oil pressing to Samoa and in 1998 confirmed a fair trade contract with The Body Shop. She was instrumental in reviving Samoa’s fine-mat weaving and transforming it into an income-generating activity. Regionally, Mrs Tafuna’i was one of the initiators of the Pacific Organic Ethical Trade community, and has assisted other Pacific organisations become organically certified and negotiated their inclusion world markets. In 2006, she was chair of the Pacific Island Association of Non-Governmental Organisations. That year, she was also a Commonwealth Observer Group member for the Presidential and Parliamentary Elections in Uganda.

Alberta Vitale

Associate Director

Alberta oversees the running of the organics and production programs. 

Fuimaono Rosalia Me

Protocol and Cultural Specialist

Fuimaono has more than 30 years’ experience in cultural and economic development in Samoa. 

BOARD OF TRUSTEES 


Peseta Arasi Afoa Tiotio


Onofiatele Carmel Moore


Shelly Burich        


STAFF

Finance Manager:

Programme Manager:

Savai'i Programme Manager:

Production Manager:

Production Officers:
Salamasina-Finau Onesemo

Taaloga Apa

Gillian Stewart

Louisa Warner

Ferite Taualai
Anitelea Atonio
Faafetai Faletoa

Senior Field Officers:





Field Officers:



Tuputa Meafou
Maloautasi Malaitai
Norma Tauiliili-Keleni
Titania Toma
Oneone Suaesi

Neli Iakopo
Toaono Leuluaialii
Silia Letoi
Faamati Salu

Finance and Admin officers:

Marcus Sio
Faainuinu Faumuina

Data Officers:Grace Faasavalu

Social Media Officer:

Micro-Finance &
Administration:

Vacant

Annette Sapolu


Casual Staff:Meauli Faiga
Stephanie Stehlin
Sosefina Samuelu
Rosalina Pritchard
Lefulefu Polagia