Rowena (Reyna) Poti-Meafua is the founder of Pacific Islanders Together (PIT) and volunteers on various other boards and committees in San Mateo County. Through PIT, Poti-Meafua wanted to enrich the Polynesian Islanders community by developing programs that promote pride, visibility, and unity. One of PIT’s signature events is the “Shine” Family Day Festival which celebrates indigenous heritage, highlighting the diversity of Polynesian culture and a space where thousands of people come together as community. Poti-Meafua is dedicated to filling gaps in the community that most need the support. With PIT, she has assisted after school programs, sports camps, academic enrichment programs and leads the Snack Shack which is the football team’s largest fundraiser. During COVID-19, she increased the Second Harvest food drive at Jefferson High School to feed hundreds of families. Poti-Meafua, also known with affection as Reyna, is dedicated to the community with her heart of service and love.