Samnang Chea has been providing directly services for over a decade in community-based family support services, particularly focused on early childhood education; this includes extensive work with parents who have children with developmental delays
MA Psychology ’14, RUPP
Courses include: Interpersonal Skills I, II, and III
Vornthyroth Chhim serves as an Instructor and Program Manager of Field Learning. He brings his economic background and work in community-based poverty reduction programs.
MA Development Studies '14, RUPP
Courses include: Community Empowerment Practice I and II, Research Methods
Bora Chun has extensive work experience in the field of HIV prevention. Among his more recent activities in this area, he collaborated with the Labor Ministry, factory owners, and employer and union representatives to design and implement a HIV policy and peer-educator program within the work place.
MSW ’09, graduate certificate in Global Health, University of WA
Courses include: Introduction to Organizational Development; Building Relationships Across Diverse Groups; Consequences of Poverty; Governance in Cambodia
Chhaileng Hour is from the first graduating cohorts of the BSW program whose area of expertise is child welfare and protection. He has provided field supervision for the BSW field learning component.
MA Development Management ’14, Norton University, Cambodia
Courses include: Foundation I, II
MA Social Work, EWHA University, S. Korea
Courses include: Community Service I, II
Lo Leang has been working in the mental health field for almost a decade. In addition to working as a counselor supervisor, his expertise and training capabilities have been sought by organizations from a number of sectors (e.g. justice system to encourage better services to crime victims; or staff from the Ministry of Social Affairs). He is particularly interested in preventive services for children, youth, and families and the development of child welfare systems in Cambodia.
MSW ’09, University of WA
Courses include: Interpersonal Skills I, II, III; Building Strong Children & Families
Bouyheak Lim is passionate about mental health care and has over a decade experience working with a variety of populations to address their problem areas; in her spare time she enjoys volunteering to provide trainings related to self-development and compassion with to young people.
MS Clinical Psychology '14, De La Salle University-Manila, Philippines
Courses include: Interpersonal Skills I, II
Sokim Lok provides office (ADD support) and serves as cashier for the DSW. The DSW is fortunate to have her and it’s excellent experience for Sokim as she works towards completing a BA in Accounting from the Vanda Institute.
Channsitha Marks has considerable experience in development, community empowerment, and peacebuilding in the SE Asia context, particularly in Cambodia and Myanmar. She has consulted and served as an advisor to a number of organizations include local, international, and funding agencies, and governmental entities in the field of context analysis, community participation, multi-stakeholder engagement, and conflict sensitive programming.
MS '10, Applied Conflict Transformation Studies, Pannasastra University
Courses include: Causes and Consequences of Poverty, Governance, and Community Empowerment Practice
Sophak Kanika Nguon has extensive experience as an organizer and advocate for disabilities and gender issues. She is particularly interested in strategies to promote children and youth with disabilities to have access to higher education and employment. She is currently a board member for Komar Pikar Foundation (KPF) and Cambodian Development Mission for Disability (CDMD).
MSW ’09, University of WA
Courses include: Community Empowerment Practice I, II, and III; Governance
Phal Oudamsambath comes with years of direct practice experience focused on a range of vulnerable populations including: child, male, and female survivors of interpersonal violence; people with mental illness, and or substance misuse or abuse.
MSW, '12, University of Queensland, Australia
Courses include: Interpersonal Practice I-III
Sokunthy Ros has years of experience as a community facilitator and organizer with a number of communities including youth, sex workers, and garment workers. She has worked as a legal officer at the Arbitration Council Foundation and assisted in various evaluations.
BA Law ’10, Royal University of Law and Economics; currently enrolled in MA Law at RULE
Courses include: Community Empowerment Practice I and II
Phaneth Sok comes with multiple years of experience focused on direct mental health services for children and families and providing training and supervision in this area. She has worked extensively with trauma survivors and is organizing a system for clinical mental health services within a local NGO.
MS Counseling Psychology, '04, Deemed University, India
Courses include: Introduction to Trauma Practice; Introduction to Mental Health
Sochenda Srey serves as a Program Manager of Field Learning. She shares her experience in working within the youth leadership field, building capacity of young adults.
BA Business Management '05, National University of Management; currently enrolled in the MSW supported by EWHA University at RUPP.
Courses include: Community Service Learning I & II
Kimkanika Ung has focused on delivering programs and implementing policies for trafficked women and children. Her work with poverty alleviation activities seeks to address the root causes of trafficking and raise awareness through public education campaign in schools. She is keenly aware of the need to better address gender issues within Cambodia.
MSW ’09, University of WA
Courses include: Community Service Learning I & II; Foundation I & II; and, Introduction to Research Methods
Vichith Keo has been working on peace-building and education. He experienced in conflict transformation, community empowerment, interfaith justpeace movement with youth and religious leaders from different faiths around Cambodia and Asian region.
MA Philosophy’ 01, SBU (Preah Sihanouk Raja Buddhist University
Courses include: Causes and Consequences of Poverty, Governance
Sineng Sil The SW Department sadly shares that Sineng Sil unexpectedly passed away in October 2009. He dedicated himself to the service of others - his family, his community, his society. He imagined a better Cambodian society than the one he saw around him and he spent his entire adult life working to create it through community development, community organizing, education and social work. He touched the lives of thousands, including the RUPP SW students and will be missed dearly.