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GOVERNANCE

Read more about the APEN governance structure and membership levels.

APEN welcomes members living in Australia with Pacific Island ancestry and heritage, and we seek diverse perspectives working together toward a common goal. The network commits to working collaboratively with Australian Indigenous and Pacific Indigenous Educator networks locally, regionally and globally.

While the network's key audience is Pasifika educators, academic, and professional staff - membership is open to non-Pasifika educators who seek to advocate for and learn from Pasifika.

The network is made up of three groups

> APEN Steering Committee

Drives the direction and priorities of the network. 

> APEN Reference Group

Contributes to and provides feedback on specific initiatives driven by the Steering Committee.

> APEN Members

Ordinary members part of the broader network.

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APEN MEMBERSHIP

If you're a Pasifika educator, academic, professional or administration staff working in the education sector - membership is open to those who seek to advocate for Pasifika and are prepared to champion the network’s goals.  

The Steering Committee are dedicated Pasifika educators from across the country. We are teachers, school executives, university professors and professional staff, community educators and advocates with a common purpose and goal to champion Pasifika education and drive the network’s goals.

The role of the Reference Group is an advisory group or ‘sounding board’ to the Steering Group. Reference Group members are Pasifika community leaders, Department of Education executives, University Senior Leadership executives and Pasifika education professionals. 

An APEN member is any person whom the Steering Group grants membership. Members are Pasifika educators, academics, or professional and administrative staff in Australian education. Membership is also open to non-Pasifika educators who seek to advocate for and learn from Pasifika.

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APEN
STEERING COMMITTEE
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Deidre Williams

Deputy Co-Chair

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Paniani Patu

Deputy Co-Chair

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Christine Afoa

Secretary

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Nashwa Karafotias

Memberships

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Sepi Seuala

Events

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Ropeti Huntley

Marketing & Communications 

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Vacant

Partnerships

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Treasurer

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Matautia Phina Hartson

Executive Member

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Theresa Tupuola-Sorenson

Executive Member

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Dr Maryanne Pale

Executive Member

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Nau Mahe

Executive Member

APEN REFERENCE GROUP
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Professor Jioji Ravulo

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Dr David Lakisa

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Professor Katerina Teaiwa

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