Our team consist of a mix of salaried and non-salaried employees. In particular, the founder and executive director donates her time to ensure SEA Junction is sustainable in this initial establishment phase, as part of her commitment to see SEA Junction develop and fulfill its mission.
Rosalia (Lia) Sciortino Sumaryono
Founder and Executive Director
A cultural anthropologist and development sociologist by training, Dr Sciortino earned her doctorate at the Vrije Universities, Amsterdam with honors. Currently, she is Associate Professor at the Institute for Population and Social Research, Mahidol University and Visiting Professor at the Master in International Development Studies (MAIDS), Chulalongkorn University in Thailand..
Panupong Boontongchuay (James)
Panupong Boontongchuay has a bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences with a concentration on Southeast Asia Studies from Mahidol University International College. James is from Nakhon Si Thammarat Provice, South Thailand and speaks Thai, English, Chinese and Indonesian. His passion of Southeast Asia was inspired by ex-Secretary General Dr. Surin Pitsuwan, who strived to achieve ASEAN-for-all vision.
Pimolorn Tanhan (Tidtee)
Knowledge Management Specialist
Pimolorn Tanhan is lecturer at the School of Information Technology, Eastern Asia University. She holds a BA in Library Sciences from Thammasat University and a MA in Information Sciences from Ramkamhaeng University, both in Bangkok.
Community Outreach Officer
Dewi has extensive experience with gender and human rights issues, having worked with various NGOs and other human rights organizations since in 1992 in Indonesia.
Administration & Logistic Officer
Tipakson Manpati has a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication specializing in newspaper from Chiang Mai University, and a master’s degree in International Development Studies from Chulalongkorn University.
With over eight years of experience in managing IT infrastructure and website, involved in software development projects and training, he has his own perspective and mission to maximize the use of ICT in civil society organizations activity.