Chief of Mission

Dana Graber Ladek is an international development professional with over 20 years of experience developing and managing humanitarian assistance and community stabilization projects, in coordination with government agencies, the United Nations, and national and international organizations. Her assignments before becoming Chief of Mission for IOM Thailand in July 2016 include: Regional Project Development Specialist for the IOM Regional Office for Central America and the Caribbean, Head of the IOM Regional Support Unit for South-Eastern Europe, Displacement Specialist for IOM Iraq, Programme Liaison for the IOM Washington Regional Office, and Director of Outreach for The Communitarian Network. Dana holds bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Journalism from Goshen College and a master’s degree in International Affairs with a focus on Conflict Resolution from George Washington University. She is originally from Colorado, USA and currently lives in Bangkok with her husband and three children.