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.
Nisa Nanakorn (Pim)
Finance and Accounting Officer

Pim, from Thailand, joined PCF in June, 2018. She is responsible for managing all Finance and Accounting needs. She brings 10 years of private sector and nonprofit experience, specifically in the area of Justice education.

Being an accountant at PCF is a big challenge for me to develop the financial policy but I love to work with the amazing team members.
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.
Kanyarat Pinyonitchakul (Kan)
Administrative Officer

Ms Kanyarat Pinyonitchakul (Kan) from Thailand, joined PCF as Administrative Officer in June, 2018. She brings 13 year’s of non profit administration and finance experience, specifically in the area of indigenous peoples’ rights. She holds a Bachelor of Political Science from Chiang Mai University.

PCF is a super cool organization to work with. I am proud to be a part of this team that directly helps people who need assistance.
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.

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