APA could not achieve its goals without our highly motivated team of professionals that are passionate about ensuring that all people in Asia Pacific have their sexual and reproductive health and rights protected, promoted and fulfilled.

APA has a Steering Committee (SC) which is composed of seven members – five sub-regional representatives that are elected through a simple majority by full members, and an additional two positions that are invited by current SC representatives to serve on the SC on the basis of technical expertise.  Along with SC representatives for each sub-region, alternates may also be elected for each sub-region.  The role of the alternate is to attend a SC meetings in the case that the sub-regional representative is unable to attend.









Shama Karkal  





South Asia 

Ann Brassil


Family Planning NSW


Hong Ping 


China Family Planning Association (CFPA)

East Asia 

Suchada Thaibunthao (Treasurer)

 Planned Parenthood Association of Thailand (PPAT)

 SouthEast Asia 

position currently open 


Central Asia 

Lloyd Nunag 

Youth Coalition 


Invited Member 

Sandeep Prasad

Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights (ACSHR)

Invited Member  

Tomoko Fukuda (alternate)

Japanese Organization for International  Cooperation in Family Planning (JOICFP)

Alternate for East Asia 



Alexandra Johns
Executive Director 

Alexa manages the office and coordinates APA's regional and global advocacy and communications work. Alexa has been in Thailand for 6 years, and believes in a human rights-based approach to sustainable development and the improvement of law and policy.  She focuses on issues of sexual and reproductive health and rights, HIV/AIDS and gender equality, and the rights and needs of vulnerable groups.  Prior to joining APA, Alexa worked with the Asian Forum of Parliamentarians on Population and Development (AFPPD) and with the Center for Human Rights Studies and Social Development (CHRSD) at Mahidol University in Thailand.  Holding an M Sc in International Relations with a specialization in Global Poverty from the Universiteit van Amsterdam (The Netherlands),  after completing her degree she spent time in Costa Rica with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Regional Office for Central America, under the Health and Migration team.

Supranee Wangfeungkanagul  
Finance and Administration Consultant 



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