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Senior Leadership Team

Ka Hsaw Wa

Ka Hsaw Wa

Co-founder and Executive Director

Katie Redford

Co-founder; Member, Legal Committee

Dan Barash

Finance Director

Juliana Bravo Valencia

Amazon Program Director

Keith Slack

Director of Strategy and Campaigns

Marco Simons

General Counsel

Kate Fried

Communications Director

Seán Arthurs

Director of Global Education and Training

Naing Htoo

Mekong Program Director


Senior Human Resources Manager

Latin America

Ivonne Chiroque

Operations Manager

Karla Flores

Bertha Fellow

Laylor García

Bertha Fellow

Wyatt Gjullin

Staff Attorney

Gladys Guillén


José Antonio Lapa

Training Coordinator

Laura Posada

Staff Attorney

Katherine Paucar

Staff Attorney

Ana María Vidal

Defenders Coordinator

Cecilia Vieira de Melo

Staff Attorney

Itzel Silva

Supervising Attorney

Rosa Luz Arista Zerga

Communications Coordinator

Southeast Asia

Ben Hardman

Myanmar Policy and Legal Advisor

Shilpa Iyer

Mekong Development Officer

Alma Angelika Kahlos

Earth Rights Defenders Program Coordinator

Watchawalawee (Dream) Kunboomreung

Mekong Bertha Fellow

Chana Maung

Mekong Operations Director


Mekong Legal Coordinator

Ngozi Annastesia Okeke

Wellbeing Facilitator

Tho Prajak

Mitharsuu Center Office Manager

William (BJ) Schulte

Mekong Policy and Legal Advisor

Namfon Seakue

Administrative Assistant

Wora Suk

Mekong Campaign Coordinator

Tong Teng

Mekong Finance Associate

Thanakrit Thongfa

Mekong Campaign Assistant

United States and Global

Marina Daroca Bazán

Legal Assistant

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Gabriela Valentín Díaz

Bertha Justice Fellow

Brennen Drysdale

Development Officer

Kayla Eaton

Development Communications Coordinator

Ysabel Echiverri

Executive Coordinator

Chris Ewell

Bertha Justice Fellow

Michelle Fantone

Senior Development Officer

Michelle Harrison

Staff Attorney

Kirk Herbertson

Senior Policy Advisor

Rick Herz

Senior Litigation Attorney

Benjamin Hoffman

Supervising Attorney

Maryum Jordan

Climate Justice Attorney

Shannon Marcoux

Bertha Justice Fellow

Cayla Nimmo

Global Human Rights Storytellers

Natalia Gomez Peña

Climate Change Policy Advisor

Sean Powers

Staff Attorney

Audrey Schreiber

Digital Strategist

Maya Sikand

Bertha Justice Fellow

Marissa Vahlsing

Supervising Attorney