Our people

Working alongside our Board of Directors, AHC consists of 99% Cambodian staff. Meet some of our team:

executive_director_ahcWilliam Housworth (aka Dr. Bill) – Executive Director

Bill is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics and was the Assistant Regional Director of Kentuckiana Emergency Physicians. With his physician wife Lori and five children, he has worked in developing world settings throughout Africa and Asia. Bill and Lori completed their Masters in Public Health at Harvard University.


1111Chanpheaktra Ngoun – Deputy Director

Dr. Pheaktra trained as a doctor at AHC in 1999 before progressing to Team Leader and then becoming the Director of Emergency and Intensive Care Unit in 2002. Two years later he was promoted to Chief of medicine and in 2011 he was promoted to deputy director. In this role he provides clinical treatment, continuing medical education to junior doctors, and quality management of hospital systems.

123Navy Tep, RN, MBA – Chief Operating Officer

Navy worked at a government health center before joining AHC as a nurse. He is an integral part of the management team, having risen from Team Leader to Vice-Director of Nursing. Promoted to Chief Operating Officer in 2012, Navy is responsible for making sure the hospital runs efficiently and effectively.

grant_management_director_ahcLaura Smithman – Chief Financial Officer

Laura Smithman graduated from Bristol University with a 2:1 science degree in 2005. She qualified as a Chartered Accountant with the Institute for Chartered Accountants in England and Wales in 2009. Since then she has worked with non-profit organizations focusing on children and health in Asia and Africa and has undertaken additional trainings in financial management and sustainability, monitoring and evaluation and project management in the UK. She began working with AHC in January 2011.

pises_ngetPises Ngeth – Medical Director

Dr. Pises joined AHC in 1999 and was promoted to Medical Director in 2012. He has been teaching at AHC since 2003 and is a trained Cardiologist. His role is to oversee all medical departments. Dr. Ngeth is a member and instructor of Advance Pediatric Life Support (APLS) Australia.


Vuthy Sar – Surgical Director

After graduating as doctor, Dr. Vuthy worked in the Siem Reap Provincial Hospital as trainee surgeon. In 1998 he joined AHC as a Pediatric physician and in 2012 was promoted to Surgical Director. His range of skills cover various areas of pediatric health care including cardiac surgery, plastic surgery and orthopedics.

2222Sophal Som – Director of Nursing

After attending Regional Nursing School in Battambang, Sophal started his career at Sot Nikum Referral Hospital, before moving to work for the Provincial Health Department in Siem Reap. Sophal was recruited by AHC in 1998 as a nurse, before becoming Nursing Manager. In 2004 he was promoted to Director of Nursing.


Manila Prak – External Program Director

Manila graduated as a nurse in 1989 and worked at a government health center before joining the IPD at AHC in 1999. She was promoted to Nursing Education Coordinator in 2002 and External Project Director in 2010. Manila travels across Cambodia and meets with the Ministry of Health, to improve care provided in hospitals.


Helen Catton – Satellite Clinic Coordinator

With a degree in Psychology, a Masters in Nursing and certificates from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Helen previously worked on an Infection Control & Immunology ward, and with a public health team on the Thai/Burmese border. She supports staff to provide care and integrate with the government hospital.


Arun Sinketh – External Relations Manager

Arun started as a nurse in the IPD in 2001, then took on the role Personal Assistant to the Executive Director, before being promoted to the External Relations Manager. Arun helps direct the growth of local and international knowledge of AHC and brings together people, businesses and organizations to help support the hospital.

3333Chinda Long – Grants Unit Manager

In 2003, Chinda worked as a volunteer in the Logistics Unit. In 2006 he was appointed to the position of Purchasing Officer until September 2010, when he was promoted to Grants Unit Manager. Now as Grants Unit Manager one of his key roles is centered on the generation and maintenance of funds to AHC through donations and grants.