Sala Mataalii, RN, Samoan National Nurses Association, Torrance, California
Sala Mataalii, RN, is the founder and President of the Samoan National Nurses Association, the only community-based health organization of Samoan professional nurses in the U.S.
The association was established in 1996.
Ms. Mataalii is a professional Registered Nurse and is currently employed as an Administrative Nursing Supervisor by the Little Company of Mary Health System in Los Angeles, California.
She has been an active health advocate for the Samoan and Pacific Islander communities for many years.
Ms. Mataalii has directed the Samoan National Nurses Association in conducting community health education and outreach activities on various health issues including cardiovascular disease, breast cancer and tobacco control.
In addition, she oversees the Samoan community component of the Special Service of Groups, API Senior Managed Care Project in Los Angeles County.
is currently serving on various committees and task forces including the Asian and Pacific Islander Task Force for Los Angeles'
Partnered for Progress, API
advisory committee of Breast Cancer Early Detection Program.
Ms. Mataalii is also a member of the first group of Pacific Islanders women trained by the American Cancer Society as a facilitator under the Special Touch (breast self-examination) program.