Governance

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2017
Tupuola Oloialii Koki Tuala (Chairperson)
Management & Finance Professional Member
Namulauulu Dr Nuualofa Tuuau-Potoi
Member of Medical Doctor Profession
Taitu’uga Maryann Lameko-Vaai
Member of Business & Accountant
Reverend Solomona Tuatagaloa. F. T.
Community Representative Savaii
Reverend Popo Su’a
Community Representative Upolu
Tanuvasa Jessie Peter
Registered Allied Health Professional Member
Lemalu Mathew Mualia
Member of Pharmacy Counsel
Fuimaono Dr Peniamina Leavai
Member of Dentist Profession

The NHS Board of Directors has responsibility for overall governance and ensuring that NHS fulfils its statutory functions and performs against targets and outcomes, in the use of public resources.

Under the new National Health Service Act 2014, there are nine Board members, made up of individuals representing expertise in selected professional areas within health, management and finance, and representing the community interest.

There are two Board Sub-Committees with responsibility for overseeing Clinical Governance and Corporate Governance for NHS.

Although the Board maintains overall responsibility for NHS’s performance – operational and management matters are the primary responsibility of the General Manager.

The General Manager and his Executive Management Committee have the responsibility for direct stewardship of the Service’s operations, strategic planning and leading the Service towards meeting its overall goals and objectives and key performance requirements specified in the Strategy for the Development of Samoa, the Health Sector Plan and the

The NHS Board of Directors has responsibility for overall governance and ensuring that NHS fulfils its statutory functions and performs against targets and outcomes, in the use of public resources.

Under the new National Health Service Act 2014, there are nine Board members, made up of individuals representing expertise in selected professional areas within health, management and finance, and representing the community interest.

There are two Board Sub-Committees with responsibility for overseeing Clinical Governance and Corporate Governance for NHS.

Although the Board maintains overall responsibility for NHS’s performance – operational and management matters are the primary responsibility of the General Manager.

The General Manager and his Executive Management Committee have the responsibility for direct stewardship of the Service’s operations, strategic planning and leading the Service towards meeting its overall goals and objectives and key performance requirements specified in the Strategy for the Development of Samoa, the Health Sector Plan and the

EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
Palanitina Tupuimatagi Toelupe
(General Manager)
Leituala Dr Ben Matalavea
TTM Hospital & Clinical Health Services
Talamatavao Hinauri Leaupepe – Ngau Chun
Laboratory & Pathology Services
Tuiala Tiotio
Medical Imaging & Radiology Services
Dr Sale Fou
Dental Health Services
Aharoni Viliamu
Pharmaceutical Services
Pili Alatimu
Savaii Health Services
Sala Matasesa Matthes Samuelu
Nursing & Midwifery Services
Finken Misimoa
Finance & Assets
Asomua Epenesa Young
Others Allied Health & Support Services
Margaret Fruean – Misiolo
Administration & Human Resources
Lenara Tupa’i – Fui
NHS Information & Communincation Technology
Tuala Dr Tile Ah Leong – Lui
Primary Health Care Services
 Gilian Taufau
Clinical Audit & Quality Infection Unit
 (VACANT)
Infrastructure, Plant & Non-Medical Equipment
The Executive Management Committee also includes team leaders from these units:
Susannah Leao Leota
Team Leader – Principal Legal Advisor
(VACANT)
Team Leader – Principal, Corporate Audit