Languages: Samoan, English
Ellie Lavea is the Board Secretary for SouthSeas Healthcare Trust. Her role revolves around providing secretarial and administrative support to the Board of Trustees, which she has done since February 2017. Ellie previously worked in the banking industry for 28 years, serving firstly as a bank teller working her way up the ranks from Supervisor, Trainer, Personal Banker, Account Manager to Customer Services Manager in retail banking before moving into the role Team Manager for Call Centre. She has managed a variety of teams in her previous roles. In 2017, with an opportunity to work less hours and serve in an organisation dedicated to making a difference in the wellbeing of Pacific Peoples, she joined SouthSeas Healthcare as the Board Secretary. Of Samoan descent, raised with good Christian values and a career in service, Ellie believes it is not only an honor and a privilege to work for SouthSeas Healthcare Trust, but hopes her skills/experiences are contributing in a positive way to the organisation and ultimately our consumers.