DR. DENIS KALBERMATTER is a dentist and a registered nurse. He is the resident Clinical Director and Manager of MNC. Dr. Denis is married to ORNELLA KALBERMATTER, who oversees staff at the Mission. Dr. Denis and Ornella, along with their children, Oliver and Danna, are wonderful onsite hosts to our visiting volunteers.
DR. ANIBAL OSCAR KALBERMATTER is a general physician and orthopedic surgeon. He is the overseeing Medical Director and Manager of MNC. Married to nurse ADRIANA “NANI” TORREBLANCA KALBERMATTER since 1981, the Kalbermatters have served in the past in Argentina, Paraguay and Madagascar. They have been a part of the Mission at Natuvu Creek since 2008.
Dr. Elizabeth Aguilera is the resident doctor and medical coordinator for the mission. She is specialized on UCI and registered as a GP on Fiji.
She is married to Oscar Maier, who loves to help where needed.
PETERO “SIWA” SIWATIBAU is integral to the mission. He is a medical assistant, chaplain, and activity coordinator for visiting teams. Married to Vika Vakaotia, Siwa has been with the Mission from the beginning, helping founders Tom & Marta Tooma when they were coming to serve at Buca Bay with the Dream Machine Foundation. Since then, he has been ever faithful to their friendship and the values and goals of the Misison. Siwa and Vika have four children, with the baby, Ulamila, sill with them at home.
VIKA VAKAOTIA is our Resident Chef. Blessed with a talent to cook for many, chef VIKA cooks delicious food at every meal for guests. An unstoppable worker, everyone looks to Vika as “mom”. Married to Siwa, she has four children, Mareta, Sadam, Vilemone and Ulamila. One of the loves of her life are her grand sons Anibal and Mike (Mareta and Semi’s sons)
ANI TAINA keeps everything clean! Talented and honest, she leads the Housekeeping, Laundry and Clinic cleaning teams. But she also is skilled as a good dental assistant to our dental groups! Ani knows the dental area equipment, instruments and sterilization. She is a lovely mother of four children, Apiliasi Tomu Kasa, Amelia Vakadranu, Iniasi Vodo and Filikesa Rakabikabi. Very soon we will have a wedding at MNC, as Ani is engaged to fiance Antonio!
SEMI BOLENAIVALU leads the team of responsible for maintenance, joinery and arts. He is also a driver and purchaser for MNC. Shy and quie, Semi enjoys learning new jobs and taking on new challenges. We view him as a silent, yet wise man who works hard and has a great love for the Mission. Semi is married to married with Mareta (Siwa’s daughter) and has one child, little Anibal.
MARETA RASIWATIBAU is Semi’s wife and joined us in 2015 as a front desk receptionist. Mareta takes care of patient booking for Dr. Anibal and the visiting teams, as well as reports and statistics. A young and loving mother and wife who volunteers for whatever is needed, we are so pleased to have Mareta with us.
SIRINO DAKAI is a groundskeeper and the captain of the mission’s boats. A shy and silent man with a sweet heart, Sirino is a good fishermen and loves plants. He helps wherever necessary. Sirino always has a big smile. Sirino have two children, Enerico and Valeria, and four grandchildren.
RUSIATE “RUSI” RATU is from nearby Loa Village. Fairly new to the team, he is a strong and hard worker (and a little shy!).
Rusi is married to Ema and has two children. We are so happy to have this kind man with such a good heart on our team.
IRENE DELA is a part time worker, helping in the Surgery Room and assisting with sterilization and clean-up of surgery rooms and the general clinic. A very delicate woman, Irene has a sensitive heart. Her sense of cleanliness and order are well admired. She is from Gamea Island and is married, living in Buca Village with Mesake. They have a young adult daughter, also named Irene.
KALEPOU JUSTIN PESE is the youngest worker we have. A single young man, he is a hard worker and follows in his father’s footprints. Kalepous helps takes care of his siblings. He is an appreciated member of the Activities Team, helping the visiting teams with group hikes, kayaking and other sports activities.
WANA is a taylor and special workerfor the Mission, especially when visitors are here. She sews dresses for the staff, scrubs for the clinic workers, and often souvenirs for visitors. Wana is from Rabi Island across the sea, and is married with a teenager girl who wants to become a doctor. Wana is working hard to achieve that aim. A very spiritual lady and wonderful singer, Wana participates in our spiritual devotions.
INOKE VAKATAVA is a ground helper. From the village of Tukavesi and father of four, he works hard to keep Natuvu’s beautiful landscapes.
MEREONI works as a housekeeper all year round to keep our volunteers rooms clean an comfortable. She also helps to keep other mission’s spaces clean and tidy. Mother of four, she is from Tukavesi village.
VILEMONE LOGALADA works in the mission as a groundskeeper. From the village of Buca he resides in the campus and loves to play volleyball with our volunteers and other staff members.
JONE MAIWELAGI is from the village of Buca and works as a groundskeeper. Father of a newborn baby he is a great help to keep mission’s compound.
RATU WAQANIBAU also know as ‘WAQA‘ is from the village of BUCA and father of a newborn baby. He works on the team of groundskeepers.
PECELI VIRIKI has joined our maintenance team this year . From the village of Buca, he works with his brother (Semi) and helps on the conservation of buildings and in the construction projects.
ISMELI WAINIQOLO is our “multitask man”. He is in charge of the 20 boxes of bee hives that supplies our delicious organic honey. Ismeli also looks after the saw mill and mahogany plantation. Most of the timber that the Mission needs is cut by Ismeli at our Saw Mill or by chainsaw. Ismeli also takes care of our water system, filters and tanks, to make sure we have enough, clean and safe water to use and drink. Mission Natuvu Creek water is as pure as any bottled water! Ismeli is married to Maria, who looks after son, Mitieli, and also a grandson. His kind smile, humble heart, and willingness to help are appreciated by all.
MARAIA RAKULA is a cook’s helper, hard worker and sweet mother of 4 children. She is learning impressive cooking skills under Vika’s direction. Her children are Tiko, Jeremaia, Rosalia and Barbara Yalimiwai.