Vaelupemaua Talamoni Anitema is a Community Healthcare Advocate from the community of Salishan, located in Pierce County, Tacoma Washington, where she has resided for the past three years. She is also a co-chair of Pierce County CHW Collaborative and Networking Committee, the Secretary of Unity Forum Committee of Salishan, and a proud Community Health Worker. She has expanded her skills and service as a health advocate to help out single mom's and families seeking guidance in methadone treatment, foster care, obesity, diabetes, and homelessness.
Lupe believes in second chances in life. All she has seen and witnessed while growing up in poverty has been "challenges" that can limit the successful growth of life. Lupe believes that successful growth in life can limit any challenges, and believes in herself.