WHO WE ARE

 

We are a group of dedicated professionals, speech therapy volunteers and staff, who believe that everyone deserves the right to communicate.

 

Vision
Vision

Speech therapy is led by Cambodians and available to all who need it in Cambodia.

Mission
Mission

We establish speech therapy university courses and jobs for Cambodians, raise awareness, and influence government policy.

Exit goal
Exit goal

100 speech therapists employed by government by 2030, after which OIC will exit Cambodia and government will take over.

We believe in maximum ownership by Cambodian people, and that’s why we have an exit strategy in place. How are we going to reach our strategic exit? See this infographic.

Our values

Our values guide every decision we make as a team and as individuals.

LOCALISATION
We put the interests of Cambodian communities above others’.


COLLABORATION
We share information and support partners.


INTEGRITY
We are transparent and ethical.


LEARNING
We embrace growth, and continuous learning and improvement.


QUALITY
We work to the highest standard.


RESPECT
We respect cultures and religions.


TRANSPARENCY
We believe in honesty and open communication.

Get to know us more. See our cultural manifesto and annual report.

Staff and volunteers

  • Pisey Soeun

    Project Coordinator
    Pisey has 5 years experience working in non-profit sector. She loves working with communities where she can use her skills to help others. In her free time, Pisey likes reading and knitting.

  • Claire Salter

    Speech Therapy Coordinator
    Claire has over 12 years experience working as speech therapist. She has worked mostly with indigenous Australians. Claire likes yoga, meditation and hiking.

  • Sam Kendall

    Fundraising Development Manager
    Sam has 12 years experience working in the international non-profit and US government sectors.  Sam can usually be found with a book nearby.

  • Socheat Nhip

    Project Manager
    Socheat studied masters in educational administration in Thailand. She was an intern at the UN Office on Drugs and Crime in Cambodia before joining OIC. Socheat likes to explore new places.

  • Ruth Bryce

    Speech Therapy & Cultural Advisor
    Ruth Bryce is an Australian speech therapist who has lived in Cambodia for 10 years. She is passionate about making speech therapy accessible for all.

  • Jackie Helpern

    Development Officer
    Jackie is based in the US. She has a masters in public health, and a background in international health programming and nonprofit management. Jackie loves sundresses and board games.

  • Stephanie Hubbell

    Program Support Officer
    Stephanie was a Peace Corps Volunteer. She is a speech-language pathologist who works with elementary students in New York.

  • Nimesha Jayakody

    Media Coordinator
    Nimesha is studying Bachelor of Applied Science/Master of Speech Pathology in Australia. She is working at two hospitals in Melbourne. Nimesha enjoys riding her bike and writing.

 

Board of directors

HEATHER GOLEM
Heather is the principal of The Giving Tree School in Cambodia. Originally from the US, she holds a degree in education and history.

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NET CHENDA
Chenda is a project manager at Care International in Cambodia. She has a master's degree in health and international development from Flinders University in Australia.

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HENG SOTHEAVY
Sotheavy is the marketing head of Amret Microfinance Institution in Cambodia. She has several years of work experience in marketing and communications.

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SOK VANSEKA
Vanseka was a Fulbright master’s student in international business and economic law at Georgetown University. She was previously an intern at the International Monetary Fund in the US.

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SUBHADEEP CHOWDHURY
Subhadeep is the founder and director of Profitence, a business consulting firm in Cambodia.

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WEH YEOH
Weh was born in Australia, and has lived and worked in Cambodia for the past 4 years. He is a professionally trained physiotherapist. Weh is an obsessed barefoot runner and connoisseur of durian.

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HRH VIC SISOWATH
Vic has been with ANZ Royal for 8 years as the head of affluent banking and chair of the community committee. He helps connect OIC with an extensive network and provide financial guidance.

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Advisory board

SOPHIA KOL
Originally from Cambodia, Sophia moved in the US and worked as a nurse. She is currently back in Cambodia working as health and fitness instructor. Sophia loves gardening and photography.

CHAMROEUN MAK
Chamroeun has 12 years experience in different organizations. He is currently a board member of the Committee for Free and Fair Elections in Cambodia and Vice Chair of the Khmer Youth Association.

SANDRINE BOHAN-JACQUOT
Sandrine has 14 years of experience in international education development. She is passionate about inclusive education and knows how speech therapy can change lives.

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SEREY CHEA
Serey is a board member of Smile Cambodia that provides cleft lips surgery for children. She is the Director General of the National Bank and president of Cambodia Economic Association.

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Fundraising team in Australia

 

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DANIELLE VELLUCCI
Danielle is a speech pathologist working in early childhood intervention. She believes in building the capacity and strengths of communities, families and individuals. In her spare time, Danielle builds her physical strength on aerial hoop.

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CLAIRE BANKS
Claire graduated in 2016 with a master degree in Speech Pathology. She previously worked in Cambodia for 4 months with OIC Cambodia and the Happy Kids Clinic. Claire loves beaches and travelling.

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isabella

ISABELLA JOHNSTON
Isabella believes the ability to communicate is often overlooked even though the consequences are life changing. She volunteers with OIC to help address the lack of access to speech therapy in Cambodia.

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LEE-ANNE MANSKI
Lee-Anne is now taking a Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Speech Pathology in Australia. She is passionate about making speech therapy accessible to those who need it. Lee-Anne loves reading, and to be with her family and her dog.

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sarah

SARAH RETTKE
Sarah has a masters in Organisational Psychology. After working for 3 years in Cambodia, she is now a consultant in Australia. In her spare time, Sarah enjoys horse riding and drinking tea.

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OON YEOH
Oon has worked in the corporate world for over 30 years and did volunteering for many years. He believes that the experience he gained from these areas will be beneficial to OIC's fundraising initiatives.

tricia

TRICIA DUKE
Tricia is a primary level educator who has worked in several countries over the last 25 years. She loves playing sports and cooking for family and friends.

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HARRIET ACZEL
Harriet is currently taking a masters in Speech Pathology. Having taught in Ghana before, she has developed an interest in raising awareness about communication difficulties. Harriet is an avid tea drinker.

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tim

TIM HARDY
Tim works at National Australia Bank (NAB). He helps non-profit clients in their governance, investment and fundraising choices. Tim also sits on the investment committee of the Fundraising Institute of Australia.

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jayson

JAYSON BRICKNELL
Jayson is a financial services executive. He got involved with OIC because he knows the value of communication skills and its importance to learning. Jayson's wife is a speech therapist.

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ryan

RYAN KIRGAN
Ryan has many years of experience in global procurement across various industries. He believes OIC is an agile project that has the ability to make meaningful impact to the lives of the Cambodians.

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Supporters

Jessica Peart is Miss Global 2015. She is currently studying at Deakin University in Australia and hopes to become a speech and language pathologist. She believes that “everyone deserves the right to have a voice and be heard.”

 

Partners



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