Justis Kamu is Samoan heritage whose mother’s family is from the villages of Falealupo and Faleasi’u and father’s family is from the villages of Sagone and Satalo.  He was born in Auckland and grew up in West Auckland but currently resides in South Auckland with his wife and 2 children.

What led you to working at Healthy Families South Auckland?

It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to be part of a forward-thinking organisation that is working hard to make a positive impact in communities where my family live, learn, work and play.

Who inspires you and why?

My parents and grandparents. I take courage and inspiration from their hard work and sacrifice to provide for their aiga, play an active community role and help others live a fulfilling life.

What is your current role?

Strategic Communications Manager.  I tell stories about the mahi our team is doing with local people to help communities make healthier choices and live healthier lives.

What is one funny/quirky/interesting thing that no-one knows about you?

My middle name is Nairobi, the capital of Kenya. My mother was on her way to a conference in Nairobi, when she was informed by a doctor that she was pregnant.

Who is your favourite Superhero and why?

Gambit from X-Men. A man who seeks redemption for his sins past by being a hero. He’s an unassuming character with the ability to turn a deck of cards into a loaded weapon. Dangerous!

What is your super power?

Futuristic. I’m inspired by the future and what could be. I like to energise others about what the future might hold and working to put those visions into motion.

Strategic Communications Manager  [email protected] 

"My vision for South Auckland is stronger families, stronger communities living well longer"