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Dr Chhoeurn is a renowned paediatric orthopaedic surgeon based in Cambodia. He completed his medical basic sciences, general surgery and traumatology qualifications at the University of Health Sciences in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. He then completed his traumatology-orthopaedic qualification at Gasthuisberg Hospital and Katholic University Hospital in Leuven, Belgium.

He was Head of the Department of Paediatric Surgery and the Trauma-Orthopaedic Unit at National Paediatric Hospital, Phnom Penh, a past President of the Cambodian Society of Surgery, also a Past President of the Cambodian Society of Orthopedics and Traumatology and he was Professor of Surgery at the University of Health Sciences.

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Program Manager

Chum Sopha has over 20 years experience working in senior roles for local and international NGOs in Cambodia, specialising in the health services sector.  He is a Master of Public Health graduate from the University of Health Sciences, International University Phnom Penh. 

Mr Sopha has expertise in the areas of primary healthcare, health system improvement, maternity and child health, TB, and social responsibility. In Cambodia, he has undertaken project activities for John Snow Inc, Caritas Cambodia, Health and Development Alliance and CARE International, among others.

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Program Advisor

Chanchamnap SOK is a psychologist by background and achieved his postgraduate dual degree in Public Health and International Public Health from University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia in 2016. He has more than 10-years experience working in the development sector. He has won several awards since 2014 including, Australia Scholarship Award in 2014 by Australia Government for his master’s degree, International Visitor Leadership Program by the State Department of United States of America in 2018, Smart Spark Award for his innovation of Inclusion+ in 2019.

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Administration Finance Officer

Sopanet BOUT has a Bachelor Degree of Accounting and Finance at Vanda Institute Accounting, Phnom Penh and more than 10 years work experience in Finance and Administration roles for NGOs in Cambodia.

Her experience includes roles as Finance Officer for the Advocacy, and Policy Institute (API) and as Accountant and Cashier for Save Cambodia’s Wild life (SCW).




Colleen is a finance professional (BBus FCPA) with over 30 years’ experience and expertise in public and private sector organisations as Chief Finance Officer, Finance Director, Financial Controller, Financial Analyst and Accountant.
In 2010 she established the Connecting with Cambodia project to raise funds for an annual surgical outreach program in Cambodia undertaken by local surgeons and health teams. This program provided  surgical treatment for children in need from poor provincial areas who would not otherwise receive treatment.
This project grew to be NextSteps, a Cambodian registered NGO providing a wider range of services including clubfoot treatment and building local capacity for ongoing service delivery.

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Non Executive Director

John has qualifications in accounting and law and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He has over 30 years’ experience including directorships on 12 different entity boards and associated committees, over 15 years in executive management, including international experience in New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. He has spent the last decade in his own consulting business, specialising in governance, financial management, business improvement, mergers and asset transfers.

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