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Our Team

US Team

Jenni Lipa - President
New York, NY
Jenni has worked with other NGOs before devoting all her energies to making a difference in Cambodia by founding Cambodian Community Dream Organization, Inc. She works remotely with the team on the ground in an advisory capacity and is the link between the BOD and donors. She regularly travels to Cambodia to oversee the progress on the ground.
Jenni Lipa - President
New York, NY
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Jenni has worked with other NGOs before devoting all her energies to making a difference in Cambodia by founding Cambodian Community Dream Organization, Inc. She works remotely with the team on the ground in an advisory capacity and is the link between the BOD and donors. She regularly travels to Cambodia to oversee the progress on the ground.
Ksenija Soster Olmer - Vice Pres.
Orinda, CA
Ksenija, an educator, writer, and blogger has been traveling around the world and supporting grass roots organizations. She is passionate about women's and children's issues.
Ksenija Soster Olmer - Vice Pres.
Orinda, CA
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Ksenija, an educator, writer, and blogger has been traveling around the world and supporting grass roots organizations. She is passionate about women's and children's issues.
Isabel Rosa
Washington, DC
Isabel is a lawyer and public policy analyst. She specializes in agricultural insurance and finance. Currently, she is an agricultural policy analyst for a federal research agency. In CCDO projects Isabel sees development theory put into practice resulting in lasting positive effects for the community.
Isabel Rosa
Washington, DC
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Isabel is a lawyer and public policy analyst. She specializes in agricultural insurance and finance. Currently, she is an agricultural policy analyst for a federal research agency. In CCDO projects Isabel sees development theory put into practice resulting in lasting positive effects for the community.
Carol Duster
Salida, CO
Carol Duster has a degree in education, and certification in both elementary and special education. Over the last decade she has traveled to Vietnam, Laos, Bhutan and Cambodia to teach ESL. She annually visits our projects in Cambodia and is an inspiration to our team on the ground.
Carol Duster
Salida, CO
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Carol Duster has a degree in education, and certification in both elementary and special education. Over the last decade she has traveled to Vietnam, Laos, Bhutan and Cambodia to teach ESL. She annually visits our projects in Cambodia and is an inspiration to our team on the ground.
Paul Christakos
New York, NY
Paul retired from Citibank where he was a Senior Vice President for Global Data Governance. He has an extensive background in finance, data, project and operational management. He travels annually to Cambodia to work with CCDO. During these visits he has developed an on the ground understanding of our operations and provided insights for streamlining and improvements.
Paul Christakos
New York, NY
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Paul retired from Citibank where he was a Senior Vice President for Global Data Governance. He has an extensive background in finance, data, project and operational management. He travels annually to Cambodia to work with CCDO. During these visits he has developed an on the ground understanding of our operations and provided insights for streamlining and improvements.
Andrew Ng
New York, NY
Andrew retired from Standard Chartered Bank where he was a Director. He has over 35 years of experience in Trade Finance, Banking Operations and Risk Management. Andrew visits CCDO in Siem Reap on an annual basis.
Andrew currently is our CFO responsible for our financial transparency and he works closely with all board members as well as CCDO local management team.
Andrew Ng
New York, NY
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Andrew retired from Standard Chartered Bank where he was a Director. He has over 35 years of experience in Trade Finance, Banking Operations and Risk Management. Andrew visits CCDO in Siem Reap on an annual basis. Andrew currently is our CFO responsible for our financial transparency and he works closely with all board members as well as CCDO local management team.
Cecilia Neher
The Netherlands
Cecilia, born in Venezuela, is a professional in the field of communications, public relations and social media, for the past 25 years. During her career, she has lived and worked in 9 different countries holding positions in all sectors: public, private and Non-Profit. Since 2016, she has developed a platform for supporting NGOs around the world with the backing of a group of donors. Bastion.life, finds funds and allocates them in projects related to children's health and education, women empowerment and rural infrastructure projects.
Cecilia Neher
The Netherlands
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Cecilia, born in Venezuela, is a professional in the field of communications, public relations and social media, for the past 25 years. During her career, she has lived and worked in 9 different countries holding positions in all sectors: public, private and Non-Profit. Since 2016, she has developed a platform for supporting NGOs around the world with the backing of a group of donors. Bastion.life, finds funds and allocates them in projects related to children's health and education, women empowerment and rural infrastructure projects.
Kathy Rocklen
New York, NY
Kathy is a corporate and securities attorney with 40 years of experience in the financial services industry. She is a partner in the global law firm, Proskauer Rose, and a professor at Fordham Law School. Kathy is also a board member and treasurer of New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, a leading New York nonprofit civil rights firm, and board member of the Auschwitz- Birkenau Foundation. After a visit to Siem Reap, Kathy was struck by the similarities between the Holocaust and the Genocide in Cambodia and is determined to help rebuild.
Kathy Rocklen
New York, NY
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Kathy is a corporate and securities attorney with 40 years of experience in the financial services industry. She is a partner in the global law firm, Proskauer Rose, and a professor at Fordham Law School. Kathy is also a board member and treasurer of New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, a leading New York nonprofit civil rights firm, and board member of the Auschwitz- Birkenau Foundation. After a visit to Siem Reap, Kathy was struck by the similarities between the Holocaust and the Genocide in Cambodia and is determined to help rebuild.
Jennifer Forney
Alamo, CA
Jenn is a Businesswoman who has a passion for travel and philanthropy. Her background includes Hotel & Restaurant Management, Training & Hospitality Consulting, Wellness Coach, Fitness and Pilates. Jenn and her daughter are active in their local 4H group and raising pigs. All her family is passionate about the future of Cambodian families.
Jennifer Forney
Alamo, CA
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Jenn is a Businesswoman who has a passion for travel and philanthropy. Her background includes Hotel & Restaurant Management, Training & Hospitality Consulting, Wellness Coach, Fitness and Pilates. Jenn and her daughter are active in their local 4H group and raising pigs. All her family is passionate about the future of Cambodian families.


Cambodian Team

Mr. Sokun Set,
Cambodian CEO
Sokun, director of the Memoire Hotel & Resort Group, grew up in the villages and knows the effect of education to break the cycle of poverty. He encourages our students to study hard for success. He is able to influence travelers to support our programs. He is a tremendous support to our team on the ground.
Mr. Sokun Set,
Cambodian CEO
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Sokun, director of the Memoire Hotel & Resort Group, grew up in the villages and knows the effect of education to break the cycle of poverty. He encourages our students to study hard for success. He is able to influence travelers to support our programs. He is a tremendous support to our team on the ground.
Leangseng Hoy
Executive Director
After years of experience with various NGOs in Cambodia, combining his nursing and WASH backgrounds with his managerial skills Leangseng rises to the highest challenge of effectively leading and inspiring our team on the ground. He is the heart and soul of CCDO.
Leangseng Hoy
Executive Director
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After years of experience with various NGOs in Cambodia, combining his nursing and WASH backgrounds with his managerial skills Leangseng rises to the highest challenge of effectively leading and inspiring our team on the ground. He is the heart and soul of CCDO.
Sophorn Touch
Accountant and Admin Assistant
With a bachelor's degree in Business and Finance and nine years of working with local NGOs Sophorn uses her organizational and accounting skills to ensure smooth office processes and the meticulous upkeep of our financial records. Sophorn is the glue that keeps the CCDO running smoothly.
Sophorn Touch
Accountant and Admin Assistant
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With a bachelor's degree in Business and Finance and nine years of working with local NGOs Sophorn uses her organizational and accounting skills to ensure smooth office processes and the meticulous upkeep of our financial records. Sophorn is the glue that keeps the CCDO running smoothly.
Sovoan Sem
Education Coordinator
Sovoan oversees our extensive education programs from reschool to university. She is the line of communication between CCDO and the school directors. She is on the advisory board of the Department of Education. She deftly manages to ensure the quality of our programs
Sovoan Sem
Education Coordinator
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Sovoan oversees our extensive education programs from reschool to university. She is the line of communication between CCDO and the school directors. She is on the advisory board of the Department of Education. She deftly manages to ensure the quality of our programs
Pin Sok
WASH Coordinator
Pin previously worked for CCDO for 4 years and we welcome him back to help expand our WASH program. He is responsible for training the community leaders in health and hygiene. Under his watch, we have expanded the programs to 36 villages.
Pin Sok
WASH Coordinator
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Pin previously worked for CCDO for 4 years and we welcome him back to help expand our WASH program. He is responsible for training the community leaders in health and hygiene. Under his watch, we have expanded the programs to 36 villages.
Uon Bou
Social Enterprise Coordinator
Uon previously worked for CCDO for 4 years and is back working in the field, to ensure the success of our Social Enterprise Program. He is responsible for Soap Sellers, Piglets, Safe Houses and Agroforestry Programs. He has the total respect of the community.
Uon Bou
Social Enterprise Coordinator
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Uon previously worked for CCDO for 4 years and is back working in the field, to ensure the success of our Social Enterprise Program. He is responsible for Soap Sellers, Piglets, Safe Houses and Agroforestry Programs. He has the total respect of the community.
Sitha Sok
English Teacher Trainer
Sitha is an inspirational teacher and trains the new English Teachers in 26 Primary school and a Secondary/High School in Angkor Thom district. He is responsible for 9,000 students.
His Phonetics techniques have been adopted by the Government to spread to 507 schools.
Sitha Sok
English Teacher Trainer
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Sitha is an inspirational teacher and trains the new English Teachers in 26 Primary school and a Secondary/High School in Angkor Thom district. He is responsible for 9,000 students. His Phonetics techniques have been adopted by the Government to spread to 507 schools.
Bunsrak Pan
Early Child Education
Bunsrak inspires the 11 preschool teachers of our Early Child Education Program in Angkor Thom Commune to aspire to greatness. He oversees the 2 preschools in Ampil Commune.
He is dedicated and can be proud of his achievements.

Bunsrak Pan
Early Child Education
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Bunsrak inspires the 11 preschool teachers of our Early Child Education Program in Angkor Thom Commune to aspire to greatness. He oversees the 2 preschools in Ampil Commune. He is dedicated and can be proud of his achievements.
Say Chea
Tuk Tuk Driver
Mr. Say drives the tuk tuk out to the villages and our schools and helps where necessary.
He was the first employee of CCDO and is very valued and loyal.
Say Chea
Tuk Tuk Driver
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Mr. Say drives the tuk tuk out to the villages and our schools and helps where necessary. He was the first employee of CCDO and is very valued and loyal.
Salorm Sea
Social Enterprise Worker
Salorm, is the mainstay of our community development. She is involved with the various workshops in the field. She is also in charge of our dental program to ensure the kids are keeping up their hygiene practices.
Salorm Sea
Social Enterprise Worker
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Salorm, is the mainstay of our community development. She is involved with the various workshops in the field. She is also in charge of our dental program to ensure the kids are keeping up their hygiene practices.
Sothea Phonn
Scholarship Student Manager
Sothea is primary an English teacher who transition to manage the growing Scholarship Students. He is responsible to inspire their career choices and he also works on our Data Management.
Sothea Phonn
Scholarship Student Manager
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Sothea is primary an English teacher who transition to manage the growing Scholarship Students. He is responsible to inspire their career choices and he also works on our Data Management.
Kosal Sean
Computer Teacher and IT Manager
Instructs the students in the use of basic office software. He also fixes any IT problems on campus. Kosal has a degree in IT Management.
Kosal Sean
Computer Teacher and IT Manager
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Instructs the students in the use of basic office software. He also fixes any IT problems on campus. Kosal has a degree in IT Management.
Sombon Nom
Librarian & English Teacher
Sombon is creative with her story telling. She stimulates the students' imaginations with arts and crafts. She proudly has transferred to become and English teacher for the starter and level 1 classes. She continues her own university studies at night and weekends.
Sombon Nom
Librarian & English Teacher
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Sombon is creative with her story telling. She stimulates the students' imaginations with arts and crafts. She proudly has transferred to become and English teacher for the starter and level 1 classes. She continues her own university studies at night and weekends.
Veasna Rom
English Teacher
Vesna proudly graduated from sports to English after completing his university degree.
He has an innovative teaching methodology and is passionate about his students' progress.

Veasna Rom
English Teacher
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Vesna proudly graduated from sports to English after completing his university degree. He has an innovative teaching methodology and is passionate about his students' progress.
Chan Tour
English Teacher
Chan Tour graduated from sports to English teaching. He is an exceptional teacher and captures the attention of his students. He is also our main photographer on the ground.
Chan Tour
English Teacher
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Chan Tour graduated from sports to English teaching. He is an exceptional teacher and captures the attention of his students. He is also our main photographer on the ground.
Phary Toun
Head Preschool Teacher
She has a natural gift for inspiring curiosity and enthusiasm in our preschoolers. Phary has been instrumental in expanding our early education program to 11 new preschools.
Phary Toun
Head Preschool Teacher
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She has a natural gift for inspiring curiosity and enthusiasm in our preschoolers. Phary has been instrumental in expanding our early education program to 11 new preschools.
Samnang Sam
Preschool Assistant
Samnang helps keep the preschool munchkins in order at Tapang school. Her diligence in dental hygiene ensures healthy smiles.
Samnang Sam
Preschool Assistant
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Samnang helps keep the preschool munchkins in order at Tapang school. Her diligence in dental hygiene ensures healthy smiles.
Sochhinh Tith
Preschool Teacher
Sochhinh keeps order and inspires our 3-5 years old munchkins at Kiriminoen. She is particularly interested in the library and reading programs.
Sochhinh Tith
Preschool Teacher
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Sochhinh keeps order and inspires our 3-5 years old munchkins at Kiriminoen. She is particularly interested in the library and reading programs.
Sao Doeum
Assistant Preschool Teacher
Sao ensures that no preschoolers escape during bathroom breaks at Kiriminoen.
She is strict with the kids and keeps the classroom clean.
Sao Doeum
Assistant Preschool Teacher
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Sao ensures that no preschoolers escape during bathroom breaks at Kiriminoen. She is strict with the kids and keeps the classroom clean.