Since 2002, we have been committed to families flourishing.

OUR HISTORY

Step Ahead was founded in 2002 as a microfinance organization that served to increase the stability of families in Bangkok’s largest slum, Klong Toey Community. Step Ahead provided small loans to over 1200 families supporting them to better manage their household finances and take advantage of economic opportunities, while also improving their family’s overall wellbeing.

Following the devastating Asian Tsunami in 2004, Step Ahead recognized that a lack of safe, quality daycare prevented families from taking newly-created jobs. In response, Step Ahead opened four Child Development Centers (CDC) across the Andaman Coastline. These CDCs operated for 15 years and served over 1000 vulnerable families by providing a safe and nurturing daycare program focused on the development of early childhood skills and critical family strengthening training to parents.

In 2005, Step Ahead opened a Training Center in Khao Lak sourcing development and skills training in English and German languages and hospitality for the hotel industry. Over 3000 tsunami survivors participated in training during the 5 years post-tsunami. Community economic development initiatives were also created across Khao Lak: purse making, eco-tourism, mushroom and orchid farming.

Values are what support the vision, shape the culture, and reflect our motivations.

OUR VALUES

Our values outline those things that are at the core of everything we do as we serve together. They help to guide our actions and decisions.

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We work collaboratively to ensure that the decisions we make are in the best interest of the people we serve.

We deliver the highest-quality services while fostering an organizational culture of creativity and innovation.

We are willing to take risks, learn from our mistakes, change and adapt in response to new challenges, and share our learning widely with others.

We take responsibility for stewarding our resources efficiently within transparent systems. What we say is consistent with what we do.

We believe cultural diversity makes us stronger and that all cultures, identities and perspectives are cared for with equal respect and consideration.

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We work collaboratively to ensure that the decisions we make are in the best interest of the people we serve.

We deliver the highest-quality services while fostering an organizational culture of creativity and innovation.

We are willing to take risks, learn from our mistakes, change and adapt in response to new challenges, and share our learning widely with others.

We take responsibility for stewarding our resources efficiently within transparent systems. What we say is consistent with what we do.

We believe cultural diversity makes us stronger and that all cultures, identities and perspectives are cared for with equal respect and consideration.

“A leader is anyone who takes responsibility for finding the potential in people and processes, and who has the courage to develop that potential.”

– Brené Brown

OUR TEAM

Our Step Ahead team takes responsibility for finding the potential in people and processes, and has the courage to develop that potential. We do this with the families receiving our services, the organizations we collaborate with and the participants attending our training.

We are brave leaders who not only profess our values but practice them. We work cohesively together creating a positive work environment by supporting each other combining individual strengths and skills to bring a big impact for families in Thailand.

We practice gratitude, celebrate and cheer loudly for each other. We are committed to creating a culture in which people feel safe, seen, heard, and respected.

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Kimberly Quinley

Executive Director

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Nattarika Insom (Nat)

Southern Thailand Coordinator

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Napat Butsaksang (Raa)

Freedom for Families (FFF) Coordinator

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Alyssa Miller

Manager Bangkok Church Partnerships

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Tim Perry

National Director for Church Mobilization
& Youth Leader Mentoring

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Mattika Mathurapotwachana (Pou)

Director of Programs

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Mattika Mathurapotwachana (Pou)

Director of Programs

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Chonladda Khamsiang (Nuy)

Keeping Families Together (KFT)
Bangkok Manager and Trainer

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Chinsupak Pengphol (Aae)

Accountant

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Kanyanut Kodsub (Gift)

KFT Assistant

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Lon Bamrungmit

Housekeeper, Training Center

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Deneen Kelly

Director of Workforce Development

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Deneen Kelly

Director of Workforce Development

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Apisak Chuenchum (Sprite)

Monitoring-Evaluation-Development
(MED) Programs Manager

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Kedsuda Kaklong. (Sai)

Administrative Coordinator

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Christie Stalcup

Legal Consultant

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Suteekan Wanjay (Gae)

Hesychia Interfaith Dialogue Prayer Center
Hospitality Coordinator

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Pusa Srivilas (Gop)

Director of Alternative Care Initiatives

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Kristen Chuenchum

Family Preservation Specialist

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Ornanong Kongsanti (Anne)

Alternative Care Thailand (ACT) Coordinator

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Bronwyn Perry (Bron)

Director of Innovation

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John H. Quinley, Jr.

CEO USA Step Ahead Inc. 501c3
Director, Hesychia Interfaith Dialogue Prayer Center

Interested in joining our dynamic team?

OUR GOVERNANCE

Our board is diverse and multifaceted in order to ensure that Step Ahead works properly.

They are accountable to help us achieve our goals, to operate in accordance with government regulations, to improve internal and external operations, and to maintain accountability for financial decisions.

Manna Chiramanewong

Chairwoman

CEO Natural Herb Company

The Honorable Mom Rajawongse, Supinda Chakraband

Director

Founder, ChildLine Thailand; Former Member of Thailand National Child Protection Committee

Dr. Chuchart Nijwattana

Vice-Chairman

Director of Chalong Hospital, Phuket

Dr. Fredrick Christopher

Director

Response Director-Bangladesh Rohingya Refugee Response (BRRR), World Vision

John H Quinley, Jr.

Secretary

Co-founder and CEO Step Ahead USA 501c3

Dr. Kanthamanee Ladaphongphattana

Director

Mahidol University

STEP AHEAD INTERNATIONAL ADVISORY BOARD

David Bussau

Co-founder, Opportunity International President, Wholistic Transformation Resource Center

Lieutenant Colonel Ted Jensen

Missions Consultant

* 501c3 Governing Board Member

*Bill Deuchler

Vantage Consulting Group

*Ron Oates

Director of Humanitarian Operations. CBN

*Bill Snyder

Director, Ockerman Automation Consulting Inc.

*Dr. Victoria Goode

The Johns Hopkins Hospital and University

*Charlie Parkerson

Ret. CEO, Lancaster Farms

Alice Webber

Co-Owner, Blanco Labels

Brian Hicks

Custom Home Builder, Affordable Housing Advocate

Janell Rardon

Author & International Speaker