Pasifika Village Council

The Pasifika Village Council is PICA-WA’s commitment to advocate for the unique and diverse health and other wellness policy priority needs of Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NH/PI) communities across the state of Washington. We are committed to supporting policies that reduce barriers for NH/PIs to thrive while creating civic education opportunities to cast a wide net to help NH/PIs politicize their values and their voice. 


Our Washington Pasifika Village Council works in partnership with the National NH/PI Policy Council to drive national priorities from the local and state level. We are made up of a broad coalition of trusted NH/PI community-based leaders and organizers who are concerned about the well-being of our NH/PI communities and are galvanized to advance the threefold mission of PICA-WA: advance NH/PI wellness, build community power and nurture cultural home together. Our Pasifika Village Council is dedicated to promoting advocacy, collaboration, and leadership that improves the well-being of NH/PIs.

Pasifika Village Council Members

Paige Castro-Reyes
Deputy Director, Community-Campus Partnerships for Health

Doresty Daniels
Founding Board Member, Marshallese Community Advisory Board

Amasai Jeke
Regional Community Organizer, UTOPIA Washington

Jiji Jally
President, Marshallese Women’s Association

Taffy Johnson
Executive Director, UTOPIA Washington

Violet Lavatai
Executive Director, Tenants Union of Washington

Kiana McKenna
Director, Policy & Civic Engagement, PICA-WA

Inez (Finau) Olive
Director of Outreach & Recruitment, Shoreline Community College

Fa’aluaina Pritchard
Executive Director, Asia Pacific Cultural Center

Sili Savusa
Executive Director, PICA-WA

Pastor Lina Thompson
Pastor / Teaching Elder, Lake Burien Presbyterian Church

Juanita Monessa Kim Yasu
SW WA Community Lead, COFA Alliance National Network of Washington

Mirius Wenda
National Organizer, West Papuan Campaign

Our offices are closed from May 8th - May 12th in an effort to promote and maintain staff wellness.

We will be back to normal operation hours on Monday, May 15th. Thank you for understanding!