(DUTCH) Supporting development and self-sufficiency in poor communities of Southeast Asia

Our Team

The Team

Sallo Polak
Founder & Executive Director

Originally from the Netherlands, Sallo founded PCF in Thailand in 2011. After years of working in Dutch television, his travels to Southeast Asia gave him the vision of helping local communities in need by providing them with the necessary resources to improve their living conditions and lead dignified lives.

I wanted to found an organisation that I myself would feel confident donating to. PCF is that organisation.
Lani Hollander
Associate Director

Lani, originally from America, joined PCF in February 2016. She works closely with each team member to ensure we continue to fulfil our mission of supporting vulnerable communities. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in East Asian Languages and Literatures from the University of Florida, and a Master of Arts in International Relations and Environmental Policy from Boston University.

We have an amazing team that is truly dedicated to our work and that keeps me looking forward to new goals.
Arusa Panyakotkaew (Noona)
Project Management Officer

Noona, from Thailand, joined PCF in January 2014. She is responsible for taking the lead in identifying new partners and projects, conducting monitoring and evaluation (M&E), and supervising project administration. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Master of Arts in Sociology and Anthropology from Chiang Mai University.

Working at PCF fits me because I can contribute my skills to its mission while growing professionally.
Prawit Wongpeng (Terd)
Project Development Officer

Terd, from Thailand, joined PCF in April 2017. He is tasked with identifying new organisations to partner with, new projects to support, and coordinating site visits to potential project sites. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Home and Community Development and a Master of Arts in Sub-Mekong Regional Studies from Chiang Mai University.

Working at PCF is all about building bridges. Through working in partnership with local organisations, we are able to support and empower so many.
Thanapa Ukaranun (Pa)
Assistant Project Coordinator

Pa, from Thailand, joined PCF in September 2016. She is in charge of coordinating project administrative materials, facilitating communication between PCF and projects, and developing internal monitoring and evaluation (M&E) tools. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Chiang Mai University

PCF allows me to broaden my horizons and work with a great team! At PCF, I can help with the real needs of communities, and everyday my work is meaningful and worthwhile.
Sudarat Khanprathum (Mei)
Administrative Assistant

Mei, from Thailand, joined PCF in May 2016. She coordinates with Thai agents, assists with accounting, and handles immigration duties for foreign staff. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in History and Tourism from Naresuan University, and is currently studying for a bachelor’s degree in Forest and Environmental Management from Sukhothai Thammathirat University.

PCF is a great place to work! I have learned so much and have been able to help the team and organisation in many ways.
Evan Thomsen
Communications Officer

Evan, originally from America, joined PCF in November 2016. He takes the lead on all communications activities, including project proposals and reports, external marketing, and website management. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from Bellevue University, and a Master of Arts in International Affairs from George Washington University.

The most unique aspect of PCF is its transparency. Those who donate to us aren't funding a shiny office, fundraisers, or lobbying - but meaningful impact to those in need.
Kelsey Jensen
Assistant Communications Officer

Kelsey, originally from America, joined PCF in October 2017. She takes the lead on all social media and online outreach activities. She received a bachelor’s in English Literature from Knox College and has been working in non-profit communications in Afghanistan for the past few years.

Sujitra Komai (Jeab)
Accountant

Jeab, from Thailand, joined PCF in November 2017. She is responsible for managing and administering our finances, as well as producing the financial reports required by all international and Thai-NGOs. She received a bachelor’s in Administration and Accounting from Rajamangala University of Technology.

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