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, Director of Programs, and Director of Operations 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

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Paniti Tiengtrong

Director of Programs

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Jutawan Thamudon

Director of Operations

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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

Apinya Lorsupanporn



Screening & Intake Officer

Jiratchaya Sritaksinakul

Community Engagement

Miriam Ludwig

Community Engagement

Phobtham Sitthirat

Communications Officer

Prima Sukmanop

Legal Officer (NSM)

Suchada Saiyud

Operations Coordinator


Project Assistant


Paralegal and Interpreter
Program Team Lead

Joanne D’Souza

Protection Programme


Community Engagement Officer
(Refugee Leadership)

Pornaphas Tongtorwongs

Administrative Officer

Sarawanee Udomsest

Protection Team Lead

Thanadchaya Ratsak

Protection Legal Officer

Athip Pitakanjanakul

Legal Officer

Da Eun Kim

Legal Officer

Matthijs Ivo Niks

ARPR Project


Screening and Intake Officer

Prabhat Raghavan

RSD Team Lead


Interpreter Assistant

Yanran Lyu

Community Engagement Officer


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.

Ana Nico Clement

Volunteer Legal Advocates (VLAs)

Roya Huseynova

Community Engagement Intern

Anna Thompson

Volunteer Legal Advocates (VLAs)

Carmen Pina

Volunteer Legal Advocates (VLAs)

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.