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

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Paniti Tiengtrong

Deputy Director

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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

Suchada Saiyud

Operations Coordinator

Nutrada Yonyubon

Community Outreach Lead

Joanne D’Souza

Protection Programme Coordinator

Suyanee Vicsitcharoenkul

Protection and Paralegal Program officer

Sureena Nareepen

Administrative Assistant

Piyathida Puchakanit

Community Outreach Officer

Ann Kamunya

RSD Team Lead

Matthijs Ivo Niks

RSD Legal Office


Community Engagement Coordinator

Setthawut Kongten

Community Outreach Assistant

Chunya Boonyawan

NSM Legal officer


Interpreters and Paralegals 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.

Keito Takahashi

Volunteer Advocate (Advocacy and Communications)

Benchamas  Phungnuson

Volunteer Community Advocate (Community Outreach)

Thanida Piyachot

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.