Our People

Asylum Access’s international team possesses decades of experience in legal services, advocacy and community empowerment.

Emily Arnold-Fernández

President & CEO

Diana Essex-Lettieri

Vice President & COO

Luisa Sotelo

Global Finance Director

Hui Ying Tham

Executive Director, Asylum Access Malaysia

Alejandra Macías Delgadillo

Executive Director, Asylum Access Mexico

Naiyana Thanawattho

Executive Director, Asylum Access Thailand

Deepa Nambiar

Director of Global Programs and Policy

Elizabeth Otto

Operations Director

Sana Mustafa

Associate Director of Partnerships

Susan Simone


Amir Ghowsi

Vice Chair

Lisa D’Annunzio

Development Director

Steven Solinsky

Treasurer of the Board

Rachel Gordon

Board Member

Michael Diedring

Secretary of the Board

Mary Gardiner Huang

Board Member

Shalini Nataraj

Board Member

Michael Teshima

Board Member

Lindsay Toczylowski

Board Member

Leah Zamore

Board Member

Susan Lieu

Board Member

Hany Aziz

Board Member

Mohammed Badran

Board Member

Joyce Song

Board Member

Camila Andrea Mena

Board Member