Welcome to the new SIA Executive Officer

Motivation Australia warmly welcomes Mere Roden into the position of Executive Officer of our partners, the Spinal Injuries Association (SIA). Joshco Wakaniyasi, Executive Director since 2008 is taking a well-earned break; having led the SIA through a solid period of growth and consolidation.

Mere takes over the reins with a strong knowledge of the SIA and the organisation’s activities, having participated in the SIA in a number of roles over many years including as a member, Board Member and Project Manager.

This month, our CEO spent time with both Joshco and Mere discussing our continued support of the SIA’s Mobility Device Service. This is one of the major activities of the SIA, and is a valuable service for people in the Central District of Fiji and beyond. Our discussions included how we can help the SIA to make their service increasingly sustainable into the future.

MA and the SIA also meet with the Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Health and Medical Services to discuss plans to provide training for physiotherapist and hospital technicians in wheelchair service delivery, scheduled for later this year.