Our structure

As a Phuket christian center, Asia Center Foundation (ACF) is counselled by devoted Board Members of Thai and foreign nationals, under the guidance of ACF Board Chairman Mr. Eam Thavornvongwongse (THL). He is co-owner of the Kata Group of Hotels ion Phuket and was the Board Chairman of the Phuket Chamber of Commerce for 4 consequtive years until recently. The ACF director is Mrs. Roelien Muller (RSA).

ACF Board Members

Mr. Eam Thavornvongwongse (Board Chairman):  Mr. Thavornvongwongse, local businessman and co-owner of the Kata Group of Hotels in Phuket, Samui and Khao Lak, has been the Board Chairman of the Asia Center Foundation (ACF) since its inception in 2001. After being elected as Chairman of the Phuket Chamber of Commerce for 4 consecutive years, he has recently stepped down. Mr. Thavornvongwongse represents ACF at government level. He has, and still plays a significant role in ACF’s work on Phuket.
Mrs. Roelien Muller: Director (Vice Chairman) Having found her way from South Africa in 2000, Mrs. Muller has lived in the Kingdom of Thailand ever since. Her role as a director commenced in 2002 and she has since been leading ACF in its day to day activities whilst also training, developing and mentoring the ACF team members. She has a dedication to the development and advancement of the disadvantaged children in Thailand, personal convictions and altruistic nature. Her endeavors with ACF also includes a focus on Ministry Partnership Development with parties who show an interest in ACF and its projects, as well as identifying the needs of the community and initiating and managing projects that address these needs. Contact Mrs. Roelien Muller
Mr. Tim Byers (USA): Mr. Byers has served as Chairman of the Kijkandee Foundation and was Director of The Well Member Care Project in Chiang Mai, Thailand. He has lived in Thailand for more than 20 years and has extensive knowledge of Thai culture, customs and affairs. His contribution to the ACF board as counselor and adviser has proven to be invaluable.
Mr. Somchai Katnimit: Mr. Somchai Katnimit is a local business owner and CEO of Grace Service Partnership in Phuket. His involvement with ACF is a response to his desire to make a contribution to the community via the betterment and development of children.
Ms. Pikul Thongthep: Currently, Ms. Pikul is the Director of the Child Sponsorship Program, Project L.I.F.E. Foundation via Youth With A Mission (YWAM), Bangkok, as well as serves the YWAM National Leadership of Thailand. She has managed the Project L.I.F.E. Scholarship Program for the past decade and has extensive experience in Scholarship Program and Financial Management. She serves as an advisor not only for the ACF Scholarship program, but also in general management matters.

ACF Leadership Team
Paradorn Kaewpradit (James)

ACF General Manager
House father
‘Baan Sii Som’
Amornrat Jairanai (Aoi)

Head Teacher
‘Jump Start Learning Center’
House mother
‘Baan Sii Som’
Somchai Sriwichai (Ken)

‘ACF Scholarship Program’

Chavarin Srinoi (Pat)

‘ACF Youth Prorgram – Kids Club’
‘ACF Scholarship Program’


Nipaporn Mankit (Eid)

Head Teacher
‘Patong Childcare Center’