Our People

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

Global HQ | National Organizations | Board

Asylum Access is working to make our Global Leadership Team, Board and staff 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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GLOBAL HEADQUARTERS

Our Global Headquarters in Oakland, California, comprises many team members working on global human resources, operations, finance, development, communications, global policy, monitoring and evaluation, and the Resourcing Refugee Leadership Initiative (RRLI).

Abeer Benbuk

Media and Development Lead

she/her | Full Bio | LinkedIn | Based in the USA

Deepa Nambiar

Director of Partnerships

she/her | Full Bio | LinkedIn | Based in Spain

Graham Kembo

RRLI Communications Coordinator

he/him | Full Bio | Based in Zimbabwe

Julius Oyugi

RRLI Finance Manager

he/him | Full Bio | LinkedIn | Based in Kenya

Magdalena Marroquín

Controller

she/her | LinkedIn | Based in Mexico

María Fernanda Viteri

Global Systems Manager

she/her | Full Bio | LinkedIn | Based in Vietnam

Mary Gitahi

RRLI Program Officer

she/her | Full Bio | Based in Uganda

Miriam Zamarripa

HR and Operations Coordinator

she/her | Based in the USA

Rouba Anka

Chief Financial Officer

she/her | Full Bio | LinkedIn | Based in Canada

Simon McDonagh

Communications and Creative Manager

he/him | Full Bio | LinkedIn | Based in the Netherlands

Daniela Reinoso

Associate Director of Human Resources

she/her | LinkedIn | Based in Ecuador

Elizabeth Otto-Wallace

Chief Operating Officer

she/her | Full Bio | LinkedIn | Based in the USA

Hane Alrustm

RRLI Director of Programs

he/him | Full Bio | Based in Belgium

Lenser Adongo

Executive Assistant

she/her | Full Bio | LinkedIn | Based in Kenya

Manuel Figueroa

Finance Officer

he/him | Based in Mexico

María Lopez

Executive Assistant to the CEO

she/her | Full Bio | LinkedIn | Based in the USA

Miguel Angel Santibáñez

Finance Officer

he/him | Full Bio | Based in Mexico

Mohamed Ahmed

RRLI Director of Partnerships

he/him | Full Bio | Linkedin

Salwa Mukoda

Policy Officer

she/her | Full Bio | LinkedIn | Based in Uganda

Susan Din

Special Advisor to the CEO

she/her | Full Bio | Based in the USA

Davis Onjoro

RRLI Administrative Assistant

he/him | Full Bio | Based in Kenya

Gabriella Kallas

RRLI Director of Operations and Strategy

they/them | Full Bio | LinkedIn | Based in the USA

Jennifer Siu

Grants Manager

she/her | Full Bio | LinkedIn | Based in Thailand

Lisa D’Annunzio

Chief Development Officer

she/her | Full Bio | LinkedIn | Based in the USA

María Adelaida Hernández

Finance Operations Associate Director

she/her | Full Bio | LinkedIn | Based in Colombia

Mariela Hoyer Starcevic

Communications Director

she/her | Full Bio | LinkedIn | Based in Austria

Mike Moore

Monitoring and Evaluation Assistant

he/him | Full Bio | LinkedIn | Based in the USA

Mohammad Entezari

Accountant

he/him | LinkedIn | Based in the USA

Sana Ali Mustafa

Chief Executive Officer

she/her | Full Bio | LinkedIn | Based in the USA

Valeria Campos

Development and Communications Coordinator

she/they | Full Bio | LinkedIn | Based in Mexico


NATIONAL ORGANIZATION LEADERSHIP

Our National Organizations in Malaysia, Mexico, and Thailand are directed by local leaders who are experts in asylum law, community outreach, and nonprofit administration.

Angélica Montesinos

Director of Programs, Asylum Access Mexico

she/her | LinkedIn

Jutawan Thamudon

Director of Operations, Asylum Access Thailand

she/her | LinkedIn

Paniti Tiengtrong

Director of Programs, Asylum Access Thailand

she/her | Full Bio | LinkedIn

Gilberto Rustrián

Finance and Administration Director, Asylum Access Mexico

he/him | LinkedIn

Naiyana Thanawattho

Executive Director, Asylum Access Thailand

she/her | Full Bio | LinkedIn

Sivaranjani Manickam

Associate Director of Operations, Asylum Access Malaysia

she/her | Full Bio | LinkedIn

Hui Ying Tham

Executive Director, Asylum Access Malaysia

she/her | Full Bio | LinkedIn

Noemí Zozaya

Associate Director of HR, Asylum Access Mexico

she/her | Full Bio | LinkedIn


BOARD

The Board of Directors is Asylum Access’s primary oversight committee. All members are experts in their respective fields and fully independent from Asylum Access. The Board meets quarterly, with sub-committees meeting monthly or as appropriate.

Carolina Jiménez Sandoval

Board Member

she/her | Full Bio

Leah Zamore

Vice-Chair

she/her | Full Bio

Michael Diedring

Co-Chair

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Rachel Gordon

Board Member

she/her | Full Bio

Hany Aziz

Treasurer

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Lindsay Toczylowski

Board Member

she/her | Full Bio

Michael Teshima

Co-Secretary

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Shalini Nataraj

Co-Secretary

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Joyce Song

Board Member

she/her | Full Bio

Mary Gardiner Huang

Board Member

she/her | Full Bio

Mohammed Badran

Co-Chair

he/him | Full Bio

Susan Lieu

Board Member

she/her | Full Bio


Want to join the team?

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