Jacob "Jake" Fitisemanu Jr., MPH, was born in Wellington, New Zealand, to Karen Dang (Honolulu, Hawai’i) and Jacob Fitisemanu Sr. (Falefā, Sāmoa). Jake and his wife, Lucia Carvalho, first moved to West Valley City as newlyweds 12 years ago, and are proud to have resettled in West Valley City with their two daughters.
Jake earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science (2007) and a Master’s Degree in Public Health (2014) from Westminster College. Having served in many local and statewide capacities, Jake was appointed to the US Census National Advisory Council in 2014 and serves on the Board of Directors of the National Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum. In 2015, Jake was appointed to the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders a role which he served until 2017.
Jake oversees the UDOH Health Clinics of Utah program, which operates health centers in Ogden, Salt Lake City and Provo.