Our People

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

Global Leadership Team | Global HQ | Board | National Organizations

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 LEADERSHIP TEAM

The Global Leadership Team is the executive committee of Asylum Access as a whole. Together, they set our global goals, priorities, programming and budgets.

Alejandra Macías Delgadillo

Executive Director, Asylum Access Mexico

she/her | Full Bio | Twitter | LinkedIn

Deepa Nambiar

Director of Partnerships

she/her | Full Bio | LinkedIn

Lisa D’Annunzio

Development and Communications Director

she/her | Full Bio | LinkedIn

Paniti Tiengtrong

Deputy Director, Asylum Access Thailand

she/her | Full Bio | LinkedIn

Bahati Kanyamanza

Associate Director of Partnerships

he/him | Full Bio | Twitter | LinkedIn

Elizabeth Otto-Wallace

Chief Operating Officer

she/her | Full Bio | LinkedIn

Luisa Sotelo

Global Finance Director

she/her | Full Bio | LinkedIn

Sana Ali Mustafa

Chief Executive Officer

she/her | Full Bio | Twitter | LinkedIn

Daniela Reinoso

Associate Director of Human Resources

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Hui Ying Tham

Executive Director, Asylum Access Malaysia

she/her | Full Bio | LinkedIn

Naiyana Thanawattho

Executive Director, Asylum Access Thailand

she/her | Full Bio | LinkedIn

Vaishna Santhar

Deputy Director, Asylum Access Malaysia

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GLOBAL HEADQUARTERS

Our Global Headquarters in Oakland, California comprises many members of the Global Leadership Team. It also comprises staff 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 | Twitter | Based in the USA

Graham Kembo

RRLI Communications Coordinator

he/him | Full Bio | Based in Zimbabwe

María Adelaida Hernández

Finance Operations Associate Director

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

Miguel Angel Santibáñez

Grants Accountant

he/him | Full Bio | Based in Mexico

Rahul Balasundaram

RRLI Research and Advocacy Officer

he/him | Full Bio | Twitter | LinkedIn | Based in Canada

Valeria Campos

Development and Communications Assistant

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

Carolina Meneses

Executive Assistant

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

Hane Alrstum

RRLI Director of Programs

he/him | Full Bio | Based in Belgium

María Fernanda Viteri

Operations and Strategy Lead

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

Miriam Zamarripa

Operations and HR Coordinator

she/her | Based in the USA

Salwa Mukoda

Policy Officer

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

Xili Fernández

Special Projects Manager

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

Gabriella Kallas

RRLI Director of Operations and Strategy

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

Julius Oyugi

RRLI Finance Manager

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

María Rebeca Ortiz

RRLI Program Officer

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

Mohammad Entezari

Accounting Manager

he/him | LinkedIn | Based in the USA

Simon McDonagh

Communications and Creative Manager

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


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

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Leah Zamore

Vice-Chair

she/her | Full Bio

Michael Diedring

Co-Chair

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Rachel Gordon

Board Member

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Hany Aziz

Treasurer

he/him | Full Bio

Lindsay Toczylowski

Board Member

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Michael Teshima

Co-Secretary

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Shalini Nataraj

Co-Secretary

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Joyce Song

Board Member

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Mary Gardiner Huang

Board Member

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Mohammed Badran

Co-Chair

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Susan Lieu

Board Member

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NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

You can see the teams of Asylum Access’s national organizations by following the links below.


Want to join the team?

If you’re interested in working for Asylum Access, check out our Careers page for the latest open positions.