Suma, in her late 30s, is from Rai Coast, Madang, and Finschhafen, Morobe. She joined the company as its corporate health, safety and environment assurance manager at Basamuk Refinery.
In 1998, Suma graduated as a nurse from the Lae School of Nursing. She worked as a nurse for three years with Papindo Family Drug Pharmacy in Lae, then with Dr Suebu’s Clinic in Port Moresby. From there she moved to POM Medical Services then to the Port Moresby General Hospital.
An interesting encounter happened in September of 2000, which Suma reckons was a special call from the Lord.