Aqueous Solutions is pleased to officially announce that Ms. Gay Pho Panadda Raruen has joined our team in the position of Executive Director!
Gay Pho holds a Master of Political Science (M.P.S.) degree with a concentration in interdisciplinary study for local development from Ramkhamhaeng University, and a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in public administration from Kamphaeng Phet Rajabhat University in Thailand.
She has nearly a decade of experience working with grassroots NGOs and community based organizations in the Thailand-Burma border region, and has assumed leadership positions with internationally acclaimed organizations such as Partners in Relief and Development and the Mae Tao Clinic in Mae Sot, Thailand.
She has conducted applied research within both the academic and NGO domains in topics ranging from education and public health programs for migrants, refugees, and stateless children, to comparative management and administrative strategies for aid NGOs and local government agencies, to human rights issues facing displaced peoples in conflict areas.
Gay Pho has special expertise in fundraising, organizational administration and budget management, and is proficient in project planning, logistics, transportation and coordination.
She speaks, reads, and writes fluently in Karen, Thai, Burmese, and English.
Her language skills, extensive personal and professional connections in the region, and abilities in social networking, teaching, translation, and group communications facilitation are critical to the success and sustainability of Aqueous’ projects.
We are thrilled to benefit from Gay Pho’s capable leadership and look forward to many exciting new projects in years to come!