Reference Group

C-POND is also guided by a reference group which includes representatives from Fiji National University, Deakin University, Fiji, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, University of Auckland, Ministry of Health Fiji (MOH), University of New South Wales (UNSW), PIHOA (Pacific Islands Health Officer’s Association), World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC)

Full membership of the group is tabulated below:


Members Organisations

Dr. William May

(Executive Director) 

Associate Professor Internal Medicine and Acting Dean, College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Fiji National University, Suva, Fiji

Prof. Marj Moodie

(Executive Director) 

Principal Research Fellow at Deakin University and Deputy Head (Research) of the Deakin Health Economics, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia

Prof. Boyd Swinburn

Professor of Population Nutrition and Global Health at the University of Auckland, Alfred Deakin Professor; Co-Director, WHO Collaborating Centre for Obesity Prevention at the Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia
Associate Professor. Colin Bell Associate Professor of Public Health at Deakin University's School of Medicine and Deputy Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Obesity Prevention at Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia
Prof. Satu Viali Cardiologist and Specialist Physician, Samoa
Dr. Viliami Puloka Health Promotion Forum of New Zealand
Dr. Wendy Snowdon Technical Officer – NCDs, World Health Organization (WHO), Division of Pacific Technical Support (DPS) South Pacific Office Suva,Fiji
Dr. Isimeli Tukana National NCD Adviser, Ministry of Health, Fiji
Dr. Tenneth Dalipanda Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Solomon Islands
Dr. Temo Waqanivalu NCD Program Officer,World Health Organization (WHO),Geneva,Switzerland
Dr. Stevenson Kuartei Private General Practitioner, Palau
Dr. Gregory Dever Regional Human Resources for Health (HRH) Coordinator, Pacific Islands Health Officer’s Association (PIHOA)
Dr. Paula Vivili

Director, Public Health Division

Noumea, Pacific Community (SPC)

Dr. Graham Roberts Director, Human Resources for Development Alliance
Dr. Teuila Percival Director Pacific Health Unit, University of Auckland
Mrs Jimaima Schultz Specialist Consultant in Nutrition
Mrs Gade Waqa PhD Student, C-POND 
Dr. Ilisapeci Kubuabola C-POND Director 
Dr. Jillian Wate C-POND Deputy Director
Susana Lolohea C-POND (ex officio- Sec)