Our Team

Heart BadgeLeadership

Allan Brown
(Co-Founder & Int'l Director)

Allan and his wife, Joane, founded Compasio in 2006 to facilitate a vision of loving, protecting and empowering some of the world’s most vulnerable people. Allan's vision is to see Compasio doing what it does in a very thought-out and effective way. He also has a particular passion for helping families in crisis stay together and empowering nationals to lead the charge. After 13 years of field work in Thailand, he and his family have re-located to Mexico with hopes of expanding Compasio's work into Latin America.

Daniel Nyan
(Thailand Director)

Daniel Nyan is part of the Chin ethnic group and was born in Myanmar. Upon coming to the refugee camps in Thailand, he spent years mentoring younger men in the local church. We hired Daniel in 2010, but didn't realize how perfect he was for Compasio until we took him to the communities for the first time. Children warmed up to him immediately and within a week he had enrolled 23 street children in school. Daniel has a deep passion to love, protect and empower his own people living in the margins and he constantly inspires his team to seek the best interest of every child we engage.

Ashlee Heiligman
(US Director)

Ashlee is a licensed social worker and has been serving with Compasio since 2009. Her passion for international child protection led her to join our work on the Thai-Burma border. She helped launch our first drop-in center for children working on the streets and developed several community-based programs. Ashlee’s focus quickly became the hiring and development of our Community Engagement Team of Burmese nationals, which now serves as the foundation for everything we do. Now based in the U.S., Ashlee raises awareness about the role of family in child protection and advocates on behalf of Compasio’s work internationally.

Joane Brown
(Co-founder & Communications Dir.)

Joane is a public relations professional fueled by a lifelong passion for engaging issues of injustice. She currently resides in Mexico, where she balances her exciting communications work with an equally thrilling pack of kids whom she and Allan are proud to call family.

Heart BadgeField Team (THAILAND)

Kristine Smith
Finance Officer & Int'l Liaison

Therese Osland
Technical Advisor

Jariya (Lay)
Social Worker

Case Worker

Community Engagement Leader


Zue Zu
Community Engagement Team

Seng Maw Aung
Community Engagement Team

Ku Ku
Community Engagement Team

Community Engagement Team

Data Collection
and Reporting

Sara Harvel
Sojourn Program Coordinator

Aye Cho Phyu
Sojourn Artisan Trainer

Jason Harvel

Community Coord.
& Admin Asst.

Office Admin & Accounting

Ar Mi Dee
Transition Home

Mi Air
Transition Home

Jue Jue
Head Teacher,

Lue May

Ma Thu

Lwe K’Paw

Som Chai

Poe Kwar
Maintenance and Assistant, ECDC

Heart BadgeInt'l Finance Team

Teri Heft
US Finance Officer

Mark Partington
Canada Finance Officer

Heart BadgePartnering Consultants

Mick Pease, SFAC

Founder and director of SFAC.

Dan Hope, SFAC

Head of Training and Social Work, SFAC.

Dr. Caitlin Hope, SFAC

Clinical psychologist who provides psychological support to trauma survivors.

Amanda Johnson, MSW

Field instructor providing supervision for social work practicum students.

Heart BadgeBoard of Directors


Jake Massengale

Farm and Ranch Real Estate

Kip Amstutz

President and Partner, 360 Equipment Finance

Frank West

Owner, Frontera Builders

Christopher McWhorter

Director of Enterprise Applications, Pilot Thomas Logistics

Sam West

Director, Marion Ranch Management


Mark Partington, CPA, CMA

CFO, SanEcoTec Ltd.

Sarah Pentlow

Global Lead, Gender Equality and Social Inclusion, Cuso International


Puangchan Griffith

Field Manager, Mighty Oak Tree Foundation

Kanda Phoprasobchok

Community Coordinator, Compasio

Allan Brown

Founder & International Director, Compasio

Kristine Smith

International Team Liaison & Accounting, Compasio

Jariya Phoprasobchok

Social Worker, Compasio

Watcharapon Kukaewkasem

Clinical Social Worker and Director, Freedom Restoration Project

Heart BadgeCountry Representatives


Daniel Løseth

Police officer, Tromso Police Station

Mia Løseth

Nurse, Tromso University Hospital


Claire Millichamp

Social Worker, Anglican Family Care

Nitika Ennion

Early Childhood Education Specialist