|Congressman Faleomavaega announced today that Ms. Jacinta
Titiali’i, an American Samoan lawyer will soon be appointed by President
Clinton to the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian and Pacific Islanders.
“This is such a thrill to hear of this appointment,” said Faleomavaega.
“To her credit, Ms. Titiali’i has developed an exemplary reputation as
she has traveled around the United States in several legal positions.
In recognition of her talent, and in keeping with the President’s desire
to expand minority involvement in government affairs, this is a most welcome
appointment. She will be one of 15 commissioners from a field of
over 200 applicants from all over the country.”
Currently Jacinta Titiali’i is Vice President and Assistant General
Counsel with Tenet Healthcare Corporation, a hospital company with
130 hospitals in 17 states, which generates $10 billion in annual
revenues. Tenet Corporation prides itself on the diversity of the
facilities it operates from inner-city urban and “safety-net” hospitals
to rural and sole-community providers. Ms. Titiali’i has been involved
in the health care industry for 15 years, and was selected in 1996 as one
of Modern Healthcare’s “Up & Comers” for her quality work and career
contributions to the field of healthcare.
The White House Commission will advise the President on the development,
monitoring, and coordination of Federal efforts to improve the quality
of life of Asian and Pacific Islander Americans through increased participation
in Federal programs and to collect data related to Asian and Pacific Islander
American populations; ways to increase public-sector, private-sector and
community involvement in improving the health and well-being of Asian Americans
and Pacific Islanders; and ways to foster research and data on Asian Americans
and Pacific Islanders, including research and data on public health.
Jacinta was born in Tutuila, American Samoa. Her father, the
Reverend Elder Folasa Titiali’i, is the leader of the Congregational
Christian Church of American Samoa, Pulega of Seattle, serving the Samoan
communities in the states of Washington, Oregon and Alaska. Her mother
is the late Avemaoe Suitonu Titialii, of the village of Alao and from Manu’a.
Jacinta is married to Cooper Abbott, from Samoa, and they have