Soksophea gained a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from Pannasastra Universitym, Phnom Penh in 2008. She has since gone on to study a Graduate Diploma in Public Administration and gain her Masters in Public Policy, specializing in Development Policy from The Australian National University. Soksophea is an experienced program coordinator, facilitator, trainer, researcher an consultant with an extensive record of work in child protection. livelihood and social change, environment, good governance and Cambodian culture and relegion. She is currently working as an Advocacy Advisor for Save the Children.
Sokha Ros graduated from the University of Cambodia with a Bachelor of Business Administration, majoring in Business Management before going on to complete a Masters in Development Studies from the Royal University of Phnom Penh and a Master of Public Policy from Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand.
Ros is currently the Vice President of National Institute of Social Affairs where he is responsible for curriculum development and supervises the operation of the Faculty of Social Affairs, the Faculty of Prosthetics and Orthotics Engineering, the Vocational Training School for Persons with Disabilities and the Foundation Studies Department.
Prior to this, he gained a diverse range of experience as Program Coordinator for the Committee of Social Work Training, Deputy Chief for the Human Development Office and Administrative Assistant for the Department of Administration and Personnel. He is also a lecturer at the Cambodian School of Prosthetics and Orthotics and the National Institute of Social Affairs.
Joo Sung-A graduated from EWHA Women's University Department of Social Welfare with a Bachelor of Arts in 1999 and undertook a Masters of Arts in 2009.
She has worked for the past 15 years in welfare centers as a general staff member, in family welfare and strategy planning. Sunga is currently Director of EWHA Social Services, Cambodia.
So Phina has a Bachelor of Psychology from the Royal University of Phnom Penh and Master’s degree in Social Work at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. So Phina has a worked with various NGOs who focused on child rights, counseling, and programs that protect children from abuse and trafficking. An Australian Awards graduate and researcher with the Cambodian Development Research Institute, Cambodia’s leading independent development policy research institute, So Phina, is currently undertaking research into child domestic labour.
Kimkanika Ung is currently the Acting Head of Department of Social Work, Royal University of Phnom Penh. She has Master in Social Work from University of Washington, USA; and holds Bachelors of Art in Psychology and Business Management. She has focused on developing and delivering programs, and implementing policies that seek to promote gender equality. She has also focused on delivering programs and implementing policies for trafficked women and children.
Borom worked with TPO in 2012 as Project Manager for the “Mental Health Care and Psychosocial Services for Cambodian prisoners” project. He completed his Bachelor degree in Business Management at the University of Human Resource Management (Phnom Penh) in 2006 and graduated with a Master of Arts in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from the Royal University of Phnom Penh in 2013.
He has extensive work experience in the field of mental health working with youth, adults, prisoners, young drug users and victims of human trafficking. He also has ample experience in primary mental health care for children in the community, developing “Healing Games” and delivering training.
Thary Vang Lor
Dr. Vang Lor Thary has a Medical Doctor degree in General Medicine from the University of Health Science, Cambodia and a Master of Public Health from Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University in Japan.
Dr. Thary has worked in Kandal Steoung District Hospital, Kandal Province as a Chief of Service in Maternity Ward; in Chey Chumneas Referral Hospital as a Chief of Service in the Centre for Child Mental Health; in Trans-cultural Psychosocial Organization managing a number of initiatives aimed at improving providers’ capacity to address mental health issues in Cambodia; and for PATH – an international organization in the public health area. He now has resumed his work in the government hospital – Chey Chumneas Referral Hospital since January 2015.
Dr. Thary also has a published study on mental health in rural Cambodia.
Kirsty is the Family Development Program Manager and the Early Childhood Technical Project Manager for the French NGO, Enfants et Developpement, that helped establish and strengthen SKO. She has a Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Psychology and International Development from York University, Canada; and a Masters Degree in Development Management from the London School of Economics and Development, United Kingdom.
She has been involved in project delivery and fundraising for more than five years with NGO’s in Africa, Europe and Asia and has been providing technical support for family development programs for three years in the Philippines, Cambodia and Vietnam.