The Mission and the Team
Project Angkor is an ongoing humanitarian mission serving the people of the Kingdom of Cambodia. Our mission is to enhance the health of the under-served by providing free health care. Lasting relationships are built with local doctors, nurses, clinics, and hospitals. Free education and training are provided to local health care professionals and students to prepare them for the difficulties of serving in a resource-challenged environment.
Project Angkor provides free medical care to patients, and free medical training to local doctors and medical volunteers. Specialties include pediatrics, internal medicine, dentistry, and ophthalmology. Through early intervention and patient education, we strive to improve each patient’s quality of life. Your donations make a difference.
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Norannsy Chieuchin, President
Rouge regime in 1975. Immigrating to America through Vietnam and France, he grew up in Long Beach and Lakewood, CA. He attended University of Southern California and earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Finance.
He currently lives in Tustin with his wife Mindee and two boys William and Russell. He runs a successful financial planning practice in Irvine, CA. He holds a series 7 license (Securities), series 66 license (Financial Advisor), multiple state insurance licenses and CRPC (Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor) designation.
Helping underserved people has always been a passion. As founder and President of Project Angkor, he is committed to bring medical and dental services to the most underserved people of Cambodia. He also volunteers his time serving on the Board of Directors with The Cambodian Family Center in Santa Ana, CA.
He enjoys spending time with his family, vacationing, traveling, gardening and golfing.
Nak Chhiv was born in Battambang, Cambodia about one month after the Khmer Rouge takeover of the country. For the first few years of his lifeNak lived in the Khmer Rouge concentration camps with his family. From dawn to dusk his parents during this time endured forced, hard labor on the rice fields. Under the regime food was scarce and healthcare was nonexistent.
After the collapse of the Khmer Rouge, Nak’s family escaped by foot to neighboring Thailand. Eventually they transferred from the Khao-I-Dang Thailand refugee camp to another camp located in the Philippines and in the 1980s was sponsored to America by a church in Phoenix, Arizona. Nak attended community college at City College of San Francisco where he founded the Cambodian Students Association and upon graduation was a recipient of the Chancellor’s Plaque. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Molecular & Cell Biology from UC Berkeley. While an undergrad at Berkeley Nak was founder of the Berkeley Cambodian Student’s Association. Nak received a full scholarship to study at UC Irvine College of Medicine and as a medical student served on the Board of Directors of The Cambodian Family and years later he became the Board President. He also served as the American College of Emergency Physician’s Section of International Emergency Medicine Lead Ambassador to Cambodia.
Nak is a partner emergency medicine physician for Kaiser Permanente in Southern California and is expected to receive his Master of Public Health degree focusing in Community Health Sciences from UCLA. In 2010 Nak co-founded Project Angkor. He enjoys spending time with his wife and three kids, traveling, and playing tennis.
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Scott Martin possesses over 30 years experience in retail, healthcare security, and supporting a Command Staff position with UCLA Police Department. Scott’s professional background included employment with the University of California System since 1992 having retired with 24 years of service (Dec. 2016). Scott served as Director of Security and Parking from July 2000 till December of 2016, and simultaneously supported the role of Emergency Manager for ten years (2000-2010) for UC Irvine Health System in the City of Orange, California. Prior to that Scott directed security operations for UCLA Medical Center (1992 – 2000). Additionally, Scott was a Regional Manager of Loss Prevention for Home Base and Mervyns’ from 1983 to 1992.
Scott has an extensive background in Healthcare & Industrial Security, Parking Management, and Workplace Violence Prevention in Healthcare. He holds an Associate in Arts degree in Administration of Justice, certifications to include, a Healthcare Advanced Terrorism Liaison Officer through the Orange County Sheriff Department’s Intelligence Assessment Center (OCIAC), and is NIMS/SEMS Certified. Scott is a Senior Member of the International Association of Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS), and a member of the American Society for
Industrial Security (ASIS).
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