Our Team

We are working together

What started with three people and a lot of support from volunteers and friends, is today a social welfare institution with an effective team. Employees from different cultural background with different skills work together on the realization of BAAN DOI’s vision.

Our team work is characterized by respect and readiness to help each other. Wether it is with daily tasks, with preparing and organizing events, trainings, or holiday activities, the work is always shared. During regularly meetings we discuss duties, share information, and solve problems.

Well prepared for the future:

Our Team

Barbara Meisl
Founder and Director

Barbara, a social worker from Salzburg (Austria) is realizing the calling of her heart with the work at BAAN DOI. She founded the organization in 2009.

Saowaluk Junwong
Co-founder, Assistant Director, Child Protection Officer

Ae was born in Mae Sai and worked as a teacher. She supported BAAN DOI from the very beginning and became a full time team member in 2016. For her, BAAN DOI is her second family.

Charintra Namsang

called Hong, since 2018

Malevan Pachong
Finance Officer

called Fon, since 2013

Pornthip Chaolisaen

called Lyn, since 2018

Jitkunya Ponyiam
Social Worker Outreach Child Support

called Add, since 2024

Chanisa Kittrakun
Social Worker Outreach Child Support

called Leh, since 2024

Wansook Namthai
Child Caretaker, Janitor

called Mood, since 2022

Salinee Srirueangdej
Child Caretaker

called Tik, since 2024

Somchai Sealao
Child Caretaker

called Sim, since 2022

Pailin Luangthanan
Child Caretaker

called Pop, since 2018

Suppatra Piyarak

 Pa Tu (“Aunt Tu”), from the beginning

Saeng Namthai
Housekeeper and gardener

called Khuen, since 2018

Einan Rongkham
Housekeeper and gardener

called Nuan since 2013

Chatavat Chaelee
Farm manager

Called Vat, since 2024

Baan Doi – Home and Healing Center for Children

294 M. 4, Pong Pha, Mae Sai
Chiang Rai 57130