Laura Tancredi is the Founder and Executive Director of Global Children. Laura was born and raised in NYC amidst the rise of homelessness in the 1980’s and began to learn about social change and poverty through photography. In 1990 at the age of 17 Laura first traveled to Cambodia and was struck by the resilient and loving nature of the Khmer people in a country devastated by war and devoid of basic infrastructure but replete with orphaned children.
Laura graduated from Vassar College with her bachelor’s degree in Political Geography and from the School for International Training with her Master’s Degree in International and Intercultural Management. In 2000 she founded Global Children in an effort to assist the vulnerable population in Cambodia working mainly with Government run orphanages through the implementation of arts and education programs. Laura has created a number of businesses over the years including Sprout, a natural parenting retail store (2006-2013).
Laura is thrilled to watch the current expansion of Global Children as it builds its Board, Advisory Committee and staff and delves deeper into creating strong, and effective relationships with NGO’s and academic institutions in Cambodia while making innovative improvements to its programs. Laura lives in NYC with her husband and three children.
David Oum is very good at helping organization such as Friends Without A Border in fundraising by getting his family and a large group of friends to attend the events. He has also coordinated many events for politicians in Lowell, Ma and community events such as the Lowell Water Festival. He heavily involves with local Buddhist temples in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Rhode Island and Lowell for charity events and religious holidays.
Heny is the President of KEO Realty Corp located in Bronx, New York. He does car service as well and can speak many languages including Khmer, Chinese and more.
Born in Phnom Penh City. Both parents were killed during Pol Pot Regime. His life went through a lot of difficulties without parents to support him. After graduation with a Bachelor degree in 1992 he worked for department of Forestry, Ministry of Agriculture. He came to United States in June 1995. Right now he's working for one of the fine Jewelry business in NYC as an Inventory control manager.
Thailary Lim, Esq. is an attorney located in New York City providing legal services to individuals and commercial entities with a strong emphasis in litigation. She has a broad area of practice, including personal injury, real estate, immigration, landlord-tenant, and matrimonial matters. Thailary Lim was raised in the Bronx and is a graduate of Brooklyn Technical High School. She attended Hunter College where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2002. She is an alumnae of Pace University School of Law. She is a member in good standing of the New York State Bar, Southern District of New York and Eastern District of New York. Thailary Lim speaks Khmer and has traveled to Cambodia on several occasions.