Tafilisaunoa Toleafoa

Tafilisaunoa Toleafoa—Community Voice

A Samoan woman with a pink flower in her long, dark hair and a maroon flower top.

Tafilisaunoa Toleafoa, known as Tafi, was born and raised in the islands of Samoa, nestled in the heart of the South Pacific.  Tafi and her family are residents of the great state of Alaska for over 20 years. Currently, she serves as Executive Director at the Pacific Community of Alaska.

She is a daughter of Saunoa and Ropeta Toleafoa and the mother of Mealii and Ropeti Toleafoa.  Her professional background encompasses a diverse range of expertise, including housing interventions for the houseless population, advocacy for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, civil rights, human trafficking, substance abuse, and behavioral and mental health.

Beyond her professional endeavors, Tafi actively engages with her community locally and nationally. She is an active member of the Samoan Seventh Day Adventist Church in Anchorage, Alaska. She serves as co-chair for the board of directors for the National Association of Pasifika Organizations (NAOPO)  and member of the board of directors for the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA) she serves as an officer for UTOPIA (United Territories of Pacific Islands Alliance) Alaska, an organization focused on supporting Queer and Trans Pacific Islanders (QTPI).