Our Staff

ADRA Laos currently has three teams of committed individuals working with us. The head office is based in Vientiane Capital and our three project teams are based in Xiengkhouang Province and Vientiane Province.



With more than 20 years community and development experience in Asia and the Pacific, Gill has been the ADRA Laos Country Director since September 2017. She has held senior management and consultancy positions in program and project management, human resources, and community and stakeholder engagement across a variety of sectors including health, agriculture, livelihoods, water and sanitation, roads, and transport.

She holds a Master of International and Community Development from Deakin University, and has served in Australia, Papua New Guinea, Sri Lanka, and Nepal. She enjoys travelling, exploring new places, and spending quality time with her family and friends.



Suraj joined ADRA Laos Programs team in September 2017. He has held senior management positions over the past 15 years with the Australian Government and NGO sector in SE Asia on programs and projects across a variety of sectors. Including health and nutrition, food security, livelihoods, social inclusion (especially gender, disability, and cultural diversity), water and sanitation, and business development.

He is currently undertaking a Masters of Science in Research, holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Rural and Regional Planning, and a Bachelor of Social Science and Community Development in Australia.

Suraj is a dedicated development practitioner who enjoys mentoring and coaching people to see their optimal potential and in his spare times appreciates the opportunity to travel and explore the great outdoors.



Porm joined ADRA Laos in 2019, he hold the position of Program Officer until 2023, with his ability, and high performance in his area, he was promoted to Program Manager. Previously he worked as an entrepreneur in the education sector and project coordinator for health and community development projects.

He graduated with MSc Project Planning and Management from the University of Bradford, England in 2018 and received the highly prestigious Chevening Scholarship for his postgraduate studies. He completed his bachelor’s degree from Thailand and had also spent two years as an exchange student in Cambodia.

With diverse cultural background, Porm speaks all three main Lao languages (Lao Lum, Hmong, and Khmu) plus English and Thai. He enjoys exploring new ideas, translation, and photography.



Viphaphone joined ADRA in April 2015 as the Senior Accountant and was promoted to Finance Officer in January 2017 and became Finance Manager in 2021. Prior to joining ADRA she had more than 5 years’ experience as a senior auditor and manager in accounting and finance. At ADRA, Viphaphone is responsible for all financial and accounting management and leadership of the finance team.

Viphaphone holds a Master of Accounting from the Department of Business Management, National University of Lao and received her Bachelors’ Degree in Business and Administration from the Lao American College. She enjoys meeting with people and travelling to new places.



Avoot has been working as an Accountant with ADRA since April 2017 and specializes in providing accounting, assurance (audit), and advisory services to our admin and project teams.

Avoot holds a Bachelors’ Degree in Finance and Banking from Rattana Collage. Apart from numbers, he enjoys playing football during his free time.

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Vannaphone Keokounnavong


Vannaphone joined ADRA in January 2022 as a Project Accountant. Before working with ADRA, Vanaphone had experience working with companies and INGOs in the fields of administration and finance.
Vannaphone has a Bachelor of Business Administration from the National University of Laos and a Master’s degree in finance from Atma Jaya University in Indonesia. Vannaphone is a person with an easy personality who can be accessed by everyone.



Koung joined ADRA Laos in January 2021 as Admin Assistant and was promoted to Admin and HR Officer in 2023. Prior to working with ADRA she held the position of Program Officer and Admin-Finance Officer where she was a valuable contributor to her team. She conducted IT and human development sessions and screened, selected, profiled, and evaluated student beneficiaries for programs.  

Koung graduated in 2016 with a Bachelor’s Degree of Applied Arts in Social Work from the National University of Laos and gained a Higher Diploma in TVET on General English from Sirimoungkhoun College. After graduation she joined a Development Leadership program, specializing in Community Development and Social Entrepreneurship at the Institute of Formation Fondacio Asia (IFFAsia) in Manila, Philippines and had the opportunity to join the Charis South East Asian Youth Training program in Malaysia in 2019. She enjoys travelling to the project sites and doing different activities.



Sayalath has worked with ADRA Laos since 2007 and is currently the Logistics and Procurement Officer. Prior to joining ADRA he had 6 years as a general assistant for Importer-Exporter, PV Garment Ltd.

Sayalath studied Accounting at Rattana Business Administration College, and has received training in computer networking, HR and Economics from Laos-Japan Human Resource Development Institute. Say loves gardening.

The ‘Phoukoud Integrated Climate Resilient Agriculture and Improved Livelihoods’ Phase II (PICRAIL II) Project

(From left to right)

  • Somnuk Mitphanthavy, Logistic/Driver
  • Khoun Nuanthavong, Cultivation Assistant (PDDA)
  • Daveemoua Vongkhamxai, Livestock Assistant (PDDA)
  • Pemchay Khotpanya, Project Manager
  • Soubinh Lasarack, Cultivation Officer (SAEDA)
  • Phetsitthaphone Vilaiphoumy, Livestock Officer
  • Laynuka Khanthavong, Finance/Admin Assistant

Sustainable Agriculture & Rural Livelihoods Initiative (SARLI)

(From left to right, top to bottom)

  • Khamvanh, Climate Change Officer (XKG)
  • Aon Keokhounheuan, Logistics Assistant/Driver
  • Bounta Tilachit, Business Development Officer (XKG)
  • Chanthaly Syfongxay, Project Manager
  • Pheng Vuechingxue, Climate Change Officer (VT)
  • Phivan Thoumphala, Finance/Admin Assisstant
  • Khamsone Sibounheuang, Security Guard
  • Sonevilay, Cleaner
  • Thanongsone Xaisongkham, Business Development Officer (VT)

The ‘Enhanced Nutrition and Health for Upland Phoukoud Phase II’ (ENHUP II) Project

(From left to right)

  • Nathithone Baythaviphone, Finance/Admin
  • Soua Lee, Project Manager
  • Somxay Inthasone, Logistic Officer/Driver
  • Youavang Yabrongtrongvue, Health & Nutrition Officer
  • Sisounonh Nanthavong, Logistic Officer/Driver
  • Iengphone Onluengsay, Mobilization Officer
  • Chanikone Luangoudom, Health & Nutrition Officer