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

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

Mission

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

Exit Goal

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

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Our Values

  • 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.

Staff

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Chenda Net

Executive Director, OIC Cambodia

Chenda oversees the day to day management of OIC Cambodia. She works on both the programmatic side, as well as the administrative side coordinating to ensure all of the team is working together.

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Pisey Soeun

Administration & Finance Manager

Pisey manages both the financial side of OIC Cambodia and the administration, meaning human resources, office space, and our systems to make sure we are able to deliver OIC’s goals.

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Claire Salter

Program Manager

Claire manages the program side of OIC Cambodia’s activities including Happy Kids Clinic and laying the ground work for the University program.

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Ruth Bryce

Program Manager

Ruth manages the training projects and works on ensuring OIC Cambodia communicates effectively with valuable partners and provides understanding of having lived in multiple cultures to ensure we communicate effectively as a team.

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Briony Norris

Occupational Therapist

Briony is an occupational therapist from Australia working at Happy Kids Clinic. She has been the clinic manager of HKC and coordinates in-house training, database management and team meetings.

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Lao Sreyaun

Senior Therapy Assistant

Lao Sreyaun has 10 years of experience working with people with disabilities. She works with Khmer language clients and families, and also supports the clinic’s management team.

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Kang Pisey

Therapy Assistant, Happy Kids Clinic

Pisey (called Kunthea) works as a therapy assistant in the Happy Kids Clinic working with cleints who need Khmer language services. Her background is in working with kids in school settings and she often goes to schools to work with different kids.

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Vikki Greenhalgh

Speech Language Therapist, Happy Kids Clinic

Vikki is one of Happy Kids Clinic's speech language therapists. She has a particular interest in speech difficulties and autism, and providing an equitable access to speech therapy across culture and socio-economic status. She also helps with different OIC Cambodia activities.

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Weh Yeoh

Australian Partner

Weh leads the OIC fundraising and networking initiatives in Australia.

Volunteers

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Stephanie Hubbell

US Outreach Officer

Stephanie is a speech language pathologist working with elementary school students in New York. She helps do outreach to schools, university groups, and other groups in the United States.

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Sam Kendall

US Coordination Officer

Sam Kendall is former staff member who is helping to coordinate outreach initiatives and meeting with those interested in helping OIC Cambodia grow speech therapy in Cambodia.

Board of Directors

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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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Bo Chankoulika

Koulika is a member of Education Research Council of the Cambodia’s MoEYS. She holds a PhD degree in education policy and analysis from Flinders University in Australia. She is passionate in promoting equal access to education, ensuring the quality of education and equity within education in Cambodia.

 
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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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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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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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Subhadeep Chowdhury

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

Advisory Committee

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Chea Phearom

With almost two decades of experience working with children with disabilities in Siem Reap, Phearom is one of the most experienced disability workers in Cambodia.

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Melissa Close

Melissa was born in Australia and has lived and worked in the education sector in Cambodia for 3 years. Originally a volunteer at a non-profit technical school for poor and disadvantaged youth, she is now the Vice Principal at Raffles Montessori International School.

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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.

 
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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.

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Socheat Nhip

Socheat works on our Advocacy and Awareness raising project to bring greater awareness and understanding to communication and swallowing difficulties and how speech therapy can help.

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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.

Fundraising Teams

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Hannah Craggs

Based in Sydney, Hannah is the campaign lead for OIC's fundraising challenge 'Day Without Speech'. She works with volunteers in Australia, and the team in Cambodia to grow the challenge within Australian schools and workplaces.  Originally from the UK, Hannah's background is in sales, and online retail and marketing. With a degree in textile design, Hannah enjoys working on creative projects in her spare time and loves to travel. 

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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.

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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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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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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.

Supporters

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Ambassador

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H.E. Chea Serey

Director General of Central Banking Directorate, National Bank of Cambodia

Many people, children and adults, in need of speech therapy are underserved in Cambodia. These people are often left to struggle with communication barriers which greatly affect their confidence and sense of social belonging. Providing speech therapy is not only a medical remedy but also a social one.

Donate Now

By donating today, you are taking action to help grow speech therapy in Cambodia and bring therapy to children in need and their families.