Our Team​​

Riki Nofo’akifolau

TEAM LEADER – YOUTH

Riki Nofo’akifolau is a young mother of Tongan descent hailing from the villages of Ha’asini, Holopeka and Koulo, Ha’apai. She started her journey at Village Collective in 2013 coming on board as a Health Promoter with nothing but life experience and a Performing Arts background. She has played a major role in designing, developing and delivering our lesson modules and using her creativity as a tool to connect with Pacific youth. Riki believes that to support young people to make informed decisions, we need to truly understand them and for them to know that we do. In the past four years, she’s enhanced her facilitation skills, gain Public Health knowledge and qualifications but her greatest achievement is the Talanoa she’s had with young people.

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT EXECUTIVE

Ed Perelini comes to the Trust with experience and skills in procurement and project management. Currently employed by Best training, Ed possesses strong business acumen that he employs to ensure agreed outputs and outcomes are met. Ed has mainly worked in the private sector; this role is another opportunity that allows him to support Pacific communities.

Renee Mose

TEAM LEADER – YOUTH

Renee Mose is a proud Samoan, born and raised in Papakura. The youngest of 7 siblings is an active youth member of the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa in Papakura. She has recently completed a BHSc and a PDip in Public Health from the University of Auckland. Renee is very passionate about working with our Pasifika youth and especially our Pasifika Rainbow youth. Renee is a talented individual who has created our newly formed mentoring programme named Fusion. Through this programme, we will provide weekly one on one mentoring support and group support sessions for our Pasifika Rainbow youth. As the lead for our Rainbow Youth programmes and a member of the Village Collective team, her aim is to provide safe and supportive environments for our Pasifika Rainbow youth.

GENERAL MANAGER

Letoa Henry Jenkins MBA, CA is a game-changer with demonstrated history and success of working in multiple sectors. Letoa has held CEO, CFO and Country Marketing Manager roles and is a skilful strategist who can innovate, design and execute plans to achieve competitive growth.