Our Team

Asylum Access Thailand brings together a dedicated team from local, international, and refugee communities to advance human rights in Thailand

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Asylum Access Thailand is working to make our team more representative of the communities we live in and serve. Learn more about our commitments to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion as well as Refugee Leadership.

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The Executive Director and Deputy Director lead Asylum Access Thailand’s strategy, advocacy, partnerships and management. They also drive Asylum Access’s global strategy as part of the Global Leadership Team.

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Naiyana Thanawattho

Executive Director

Full Bio

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Paniti Tiengtrong

Deputy Director

Full Bio (Coming Soon)


The staff at Asylum Access Thailand come from a broad variety of backgrounds with a breadth of personal and professional experience. Together, they implement a key set of programs and advocacy strategies to support the refugee communities in and around Bangkok.

*The names and identities of some staff have been hidden for their safety



Kornkanok Wathanabhoom

Policy and Communications Coordinator


Community Engagement Coordinator

Nutrada Yonyubon

Community Outreach Lead

Sureena Nareepen

Administrative Assistant


Interpreters and Paralegals Coordinator

Lynrada Srikrueama

Finance Coordinator

Nootchanok Jitpakdee

Community Outreach Officer


Refugee Leadership Project Consultant

Yuhanee Jehka

Legal Solutions Manager

Eline Pals

RSD Lead

Manachaya Yankittikul

Protection and Paralegal Program Officer

Nuchakorn Nunbhakdi

Community Outreach Assistant

Suchada Saiyud

Operations Coordinator


Our volunteers come from Thailand and all around the world. They support the work of the different teams within Asylum Access Thailand. If you are interested in volunteering with us, check out our Volunteer page.

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Elisa Webber

Volunteer Legal Advocate (Protection)

Keito Takahashi

Volunteer Advocate (Advocacy and Communications)

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Hubert Guay

Volunteer Legal Advocate (RSD)

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Ruiwen Zhung

Volunteer Legal Advocate

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Kamaruzaman Yayor

Thai Volunteer Service

Want to join our team?

Check out all open positions at Asylum Access on our Careers page. You can also follow Asylum Access on LinkedIn and Asylum Access Thailand on Facebook.