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 oversees administration and human resources, and works closely with Sallo to guide the overall direction of the organisation. She received a bachelor’s degree in East Asian Language and Literature from the University of Florida, and a master’s 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)
Projects Manager

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.
Acharee Hughes (Mam)
Project Finances Coordinator

Mam, from Thailand, joined PCF in February 2018. With several years of operational experience in various organisations, she is in charge of supporting the Project Team in all financial aspects, to include reviewing proposed budgets, budget tracking and project financial reporting.

I enjoy working with this professional team to develop and grow the capacity of both PCF and our partners.
Anupap Danpo (Game)
Project Coordinator

Game, from Thailand, joined PCF in January 2018. He is in charge of coordinating project administrative materials, facilitating communication between PCF and projects, and developing internal monitoring and evaluation (M&E) tools. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Chiang Mai Rajabhat University.

Being Project Coordinator at PCF is a great opportunity to develop my skills while working with a professional team.
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.

Working with PCF is a wonderful opportunity to assist community-based organisations while gaining a deeper understanding of the region and its needs.

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