Emi Chutaro, MPP
Executive Director, Secretariat Staff
Pacific Island Health Officer’s Association
Emi Chutaro is the Executive Director of the Secretariat Staff of the Pacific Island Health Officer’s Association. She is from the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) and has worked in the Pacific as a health and education professional for the past 16 years. Emi was a Nursing Assistant in Ohio, an Instructor at the College of the Marshall Islands, Grants Director for the RMI Ministry of Education, and Program Manager for the UNDP and the Marshall Islands Economic Policy Planning and Statistics Office. In addition, she was the Chair of the RMI Ministry of Health Institutional Review Board.
For the past 8 years, Emi worked for the Public Health Division of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), first as the Behavior Change Communication Officer, and subsequently as the Grants Coordinator for the Northern Pacific. Emi has worked extensively with the NGO community in Kiribati, Fiji, New Zealand, Cook Islands, RMI, and the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) in grant writing, grants management, institutional strengthening, community health outreach training, adolescent sexual and reproductive health clinical service delivery and health program development.
She also has worked across a number of countries including Fiji, Kiribati, New Zealand, New Caledonia, Nauru, FSM, RMI, Cook Islands,Western Samoa, American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands, and Australia. Emi holds a Master's in Social Policy and Planning in Developing Countries (Health and Education) from the London School of Economics, and a Bachelors' in French and International Politics from Bryn Mawr College.