Josephina Fa’amasa Petelonila Johansson

Josephina Fa’amasa Petelonila Johansson
Smokefree2025 Health Promotion and Community Activation
Midlands Smokefree Community Activator

Tena kotou katoa,
Ko Hamoa te iwi
Ko Nofoali’i te hapu
Ko Onesemu raua ko Shirley aku matua
Ko Afoa-Johansson toku whanau ingoa
Ko Josephina toku ingoa

Talofa Lava, my name is Josephina and I have re-joined the Hāpai team in the new role of Smokefree Activator (midlands). In my final year of university, I had the privilege of working at Hāpai te Hauora in the tobacco control team as a student intern. During this time, I was able to form connections with Māori and Pasifika experts in the health sector and gain invaluable knowledge and experience. I am so excited to be back with the Hāpai team advocating the smokefree 2025 kaupapa.
Through this mahi I hope to increase the number of children and young people who remain smokefree. A key focus area to achieving this goal by 2025 is reducing their exposure to smoked tobacco products and supporting parents and whanau to quit smoking.