Board of Trustees
Dr Margaret Southwick
RN, PhD. QSM.
Margaret is the Clinical Team Leader for the Vaka Atafaga Pacific Nursing Service.
Of Tuvaluan/Palagi descent, Margaret has served the people of Porirua and the wider Wellington Region in many different capacities. She has had extensive leadership experience in Health and Education contributing strong advocacy for the needs of Pacific peoples.
Her current role provides the opportunity to work collaboratively with the Capital & Coast District Health Board to make a profound contribution to addressing current and historic inequities that Pacific peoples in the New Zealand context have experienced. This is being achieved through the quality of expert nursing care being delivered by the Vaka Atafaga Pacific Nursing team.