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Snow White O. Smelser
Social Enterprise Cofounder & Chief Vision Officer (Director)
Meet Snow White O. Smelser, the former Facebook Safety Policy Manager for the Asia-Pacific region and former GLO.ACT Project Officer for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). Snow White cofounded SafeguardKids Social Enterprise to operate in parallel with SafeguardKids Foundation in Bangkok, Thailand, to keep children in Southeast Asia safe online and offline. She brings to international organizations her passion to help the disempowered and vulnerable, her love of guiding and mentoring others, her artistry in stakeholder management, and her professional experience in international project management and training design and delivery.
Snow White has over 17 years of professional work experience and expertise in criminal justice and crime prevention, program/project management, people management, technology, and education. She has worked for the Royal Thai Police in Bangkok on international crimes against children cases for four years, the UNODC in Bangkok (Regional Office for Southeast Asia and the Pacific) and in Vienna (Headquarters) and in Ethiopia on transnational organized crime programme and project management for nine years, and for Facebook Asia-Pacific in Singapore on online safety policy and programs for over a year. As of 2022, she is currently supporting Wildlife Justice Commission as a project management consultant.
Snow White holds a Master of Criminal Justice from Boston University and a Project Management Certificate from Cornell University. She is certified as a Project Management Professional by the internationally-recongnized Project Management Institute. She is fluent in English and Thai.
As of 2021, Snow White serves on the Advisory Board of World Childhood Foundation, founded by Her Majesty Queen Silvia of Sweden and co-founded by Mr. Sven Philip Sorensen.
Mongkon (Mickey) Smelser
Manager of Euphonics IS Wellness Center
Meet Snow White’s brother, Mongkon (Mickey) Smelser, a career healer. For 20 years, Mickey practiced as a licensed massage therapist on the Mississippi Gulf Coast in the United States. He has served the health and well-being industry for 5 years as a certified instructor of massage therapy and 8 years as a continuing education provider. In addition, he recently earned an international certification as a yoga instructor.
Mickey has facilitated the healing journey of hundreds of people through touch. The key modalities in his toolkit include myofascial release (MFR), deep tissue massage, and neuromuscular therapy (NMT). He conducts assessments of each client to view their postural alignments and any imbalances in their mobility.
One of Mickey’s clients visited him for help after suffering a severe car accident. She was ejected through the windshield of the car, causing her entire right side to be paralyzed. It caused her to be blind in her right eye, her right arm was 99% immobile, and her right leg was stiff. She suffered from these injuries for 20 years before reaching out to Mickey for help. After assessing her, Mickey performed three separate treatment sessions of myofascial release on her right arm to help her release the trauma embedded in her connective tissues. This treatment provided immediate release at her elbow, and for the first time in 20 years after the accident, she could extend her arm straight.
This client had no sensation in her arm prior to treatment. After these sessions, she was able to feel sensations in her arm and fingers. She was finally able to move her shoulder, elbow, and wrist, gaining more than 50% of her mobility back.
He helps people heal themselves by making them feel safe to release trauma at the physical, emotional, and mental levels. He has seen many clients who have stored their emotional traumas in their physical bodies as pain and dis-ease.
Mickey also practices energy healing and breath work modalities. He incorporates healing touch, in which he can feel key disturbances in the body’s subtle energy fields. Breath work helps relieve holding patterns, such as poor posture, and increases lung capacity to promote energy flow throughout the body. As of April 2022, he now lives in Krabi, Thailand. Please feel free to reach out to Mickey for any of the following issues: thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS), sciatica (piriformis syndrome), migraines, pre-op and post-op therapy, joint replacement surgery, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), carpal tunnel syndrome, complimentary treatments to cancer treatment, degenerative disc disease, myofascial pain and dysfunction, diabetes, lymphatic drainage, etc.
Phaephirat (Pear) Jearmsilpa
Social Enterprise Co-founder & Project Officer
Meet Phaephirat (Pear) Jearmsilpa, a social entrepreneur at heart. Pear has spent the last 10 years ensuring the safety and comfort of thousands of international travelers. As a Flight Attendant for Royal Jordanian Airlines, she protected travellers by identifying and addressing risks to their safety, particularly in the event of an emergency situation. Beyond providing top quality customer service, Pear developed problem solving skills with tact, grace and diplomacy in enforcing company policies – especially to protect children and the dignity of women.
Following her role as a flight attendant, Pear has cofounded SafeguardKids Social Enterprise. Pear holds a strong desire to share her experiences and lessons learned with children and youth across Thailand so that they may avoid exploitation and abuse.
Pear has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from Thammasat University, has a strong interest in child protection and is fluent in Thai and English. As of 2021, she is currently taking an online course with Harvard University on “Child Protection: Children’s Rights in Theory and Practice: Learn how to protect children from violence, exploitation, and neglect through law, policy, and practice in a human rights framework“.
Social Enterprise Cofounder & Foundation Chairman
Meet Schle Wood-thanan, PASAYA’s founder – a textile engineer who graduated from The Philadelphia College of Textile and Science, the very same innovative birthplace of NASA’s astronaut uniforms. All of his designs work to answer the four main purposes in life; Art, Functionality, Health, and Humanity. This vision is what shapes the PASAYA brand and all of its unique creations, resulting in quality textiles where social responsibility is always at the core.
He is co-founder of SafeguardKids Social Enterprise and Chairman of SafeguardKids Foundation Thailand.