Vaka Faletau is currently a Wraparound Liaison with the Los Angeles County, Dept. of Children and Family Services, Bureau of Clinical Resources and Services under the Katie A. Wraparound Program in collaboration and under the jurisdiction of the Los Angeles County Dept. of Children and Family Services, Probation Department and Dept. of Mental Health.
Mr. Faletau is now serves as the Vice-Chair, Board of Directors Member of the Pacific Islander Health Partnership (PIHP) and a Board of Directors Member for the National Asian Pacific American Families Against Substance Abuse (NAPAFASA). Mr. Faletau is the Co-Founder of the Tongan American Youth Foundation (TAYF) and has been instrumental in creating, connecting, planning high school and middle school conferences in partnership with local universities like CSUDominguez Hills and community organizations focusing on Pacific Islander students and families on higher education and their journey to success.
Mr. Faletau presented in a Press Conference together with CA Former Assembly Member Ted Lieu for AB 295. He is a trained Mediator with the City of Los Angeles and a Trained Facilitator with the Institute for Non-Violence in Los Angeles/Days of Dialogue-Future of Policing. Mr. Faletau has moderated and facilitated national and local summits, conferences and dialogues and recently the community dialogues on youth and gang violence. Mr. Faletau is the Recipient of the Okura Foundation Fellow-Washington DC for API Leaders and the recipient of the Dr. Alofa Tanuvasa Community Award-NPIEN. Mr. Faletau has served as the Project Coordinator for the Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) on Physical Activity and Nutrition among Pacific Islanders Youth (PANPY) partnering with PIHP and CSUFullerton. Mr. Faletau holds a B.A. in Psychology and Master of Science (M.S.) in Counseling Psychology.