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Senior Leadership Team

Ka Hsaw Wa

Ka Hsaw Wa

Co-founder and Executive Director

Seán Arthurs

Director of Global Education and Training

Juliana Bravo Valencia

Amazon Program Director

David Evans

Mekong Regional Director

Michelle Fantone

Development Director

Kate Fried

Communications Director

Selam Hailu

Finance Director

Naing Htoo

Mekong Program Director

Keith Slack

Director of Strategy and Campaigns

Marco Simons

General Counsel

Shannon Young

Deputy Director

Latin America

José Antonio Lapa

Training Coordinator

Ivonne Chiroque

Operations Manager

Karla Flores

Bertha Fellow

Gladys Guillén


Rosa Luz Arista Zerga

Communications Coordinator

Ana María Vidal

Defenders Coordinator

Katherine Paucar

Staff Attorney

Laura Posada

Staff Attorney

Itzel Silva

Supervising Attorney

Cecilia Vieira de Melo

Staff Attorney

Jesús Vila

Global Education & Training Program Assistant

Southeast Asia

Rithy Bun

Mekong Bertha Fellow

Ben Hardman

Myanmar Policy and Legal Advisor

Shilpa Iyer

Mekong Development Officer

Chana Maung

Mekong Operations Director


Mekong Legal Coordinator


Mekong Communications Manager

Tho Prajak

Mitharsuu Center Office Manager

Namfon Seakue

Administrative Assistant

Wora Suk

Mekong Campaign Coordinator

Tong Teng

Mekong Finance Associate

Thanakrit Thongfa

Mekong Campaign Assistant

Kornkanok Wathanabhoom (Chompoo)

Mekong Legal Coordinator

United States and Global

Marina Daroca Bazán

Legal Program Associate

Kayla Eaton

Development Communications Coordinator

Chris Ewell

Bertha Justice Fellow

Wyatt Gjullin

Staff Attorney

Elaine Godwin

Communications Associate

Natalia Gomez Peña

Climate Change Policy Advisor

Michelle Harrison

Deputy General Counsel

Rick Herz

Senior Litigation Attorney

Kirk Herbertson

Senior Policy Advisor

Benjamin Hoffman

Supervising Attorney

Maryum Jordan

Climate Justice Attorney

Shannon Marcoux

Bertha Justice Fellow

Cayla Nimmo

Global Human Rights Storytellers

Peter Osunde

U.S. Development Officer

Luke Pacifico

Human Resources and Operations Associate

Melissa Peck

Finance Associate

Sean Powers

Staff Attorney

Audrey Schreiber

Digital Organizer

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Gabriela Valentín Díaz

Staff Attorney

Marissa Vahlsing

Supervising Attorney