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 Global Programs and Policy

she/her | Full Bio | LinkedIn

Emily Arnold-Fernández

President and CEO

she/they | Full Bio | Twitter | LinkedIn

Luisa Sotelo

Global Finance Director

she/her | Full Bio | LinkedIn

Sana Mustafa

Director of Partnerships and Engagement

she/her | Full Bio | Twitter | LinkedIn

Bahati Kanyamanza

Associate Director of Institutional Engagement

he/him | Full Bio | Twitter | LinkedIn

Diana Essex-Lettieri

Vice-President and COO

she/her | Full Bio | Twitter | LinkedIn

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

she/her | LinkedIn

Daniel Berlin

Deputy Director, Asylum Access Mexico

he/him | Twitter | LinkedIn

Elizabeth Otto-Wallace

Operations Director

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 | LinkedIn


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, and monitoring and evaluation.

Daniela Reinoso

Global Human Resources Manager

she/her | LinkedIn | Based in Ecuador

María Adelaida Hernández

Grants Financial and Compliance Manager

she/her | LinkedIn | Based in Colombia

Mohammad Entezari

Accounting Manager

he/him | LinkedIn | Based in the USA

Gabriella Kallas

Policy Officer

she/her | LinkedIn | Based in Mexico

María Fernanda Viteri

Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator

she/her | LinkedIn | Based in Vietnam

Simon McDonagh

Development and Communications Lead

he/him | LinkedIn | Based in Mexico

Ghena Mostafa

Advocacy and Communications Intern

she/her | Based in Canada

Miriam Zamarripa

Operations and HR Assistant

she/her | Based in the USA


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.

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Amir Ghowsi

Vice Chair

he/him | Full Bio

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Joyce Song

Board Member

she/her | Full Bio

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Mary Gardiner Huang

Board Member

she/her | Full Bio

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Mohammed Badran

Board Member

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Susan Lieu

Board Member

she/her | Full Bio

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Camila Andrea Mena

Board Member

she/her | Full Bio

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Leah Zamore

Board Member

she/her | Full Bio

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Michael Diedring

Secretary of the Board

he/him | Full Bio

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Shalini Nataraj

Board Member

she/her | Full Bio

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Susan Simone

Chair

she/her | Full Bio

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Hany Aziz

Board Member

he/him | Full Bio

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Lindsay Toczylowski

Board Member

she/her | Full Bio

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Michael Teshima

Board Member

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Steven Solinsky

Treasurer

he/him | Full Bio

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Rachel Gordon

Board Member

she/her | Full Bio


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.