Senior Management Team
The following individuals provide advice and leadership for the programs of the World Mate Foundation (WMF) in Southeast Asia including the World Mate Emergency Hospital (WMEH).
MR. KEVIN O’BRIEN
Country Director, WMF
Kevin had a 20-year career managing for-profit businesses in the United States before moving to Cambodia in 2009 to develop programs that serve the poor. He helps to manage the work of the World Mate Foundation in Southeast Asia.
DR. GERLINDA LUCAS
Executive Director, WMEH
Gerlinda holds a Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in International Health with more than 15 years of healthcare management experience in the developing world including work in Russia, Afghanistan, Laos and Cambodia.
DR. SIMON STOCK
Surgical Technical Advisor
Simon is a general surgeon with more than 20 years of experience working in the UK. He volunteers his time and energy to provide surgical training to the surgeons of the World Mate Emergency Hospital.
DR. OM PALRITHA
Palritha is an orthopedic surgeon with more than 10 years of experience. He has been a surgeon at the World Mate Emergency Hospital since 2007 and is considered one of the top surgeons in the country.
DR. JOOST HOEKSTRA
Joost is a medical doctor from the Netherlands with diplomas in Tropical Medicine and Parasitology. He has more than 20 years of experience in the developing world and speaks five languages fluently including Khmer.
MS. EAP HOURT
Hourt has more than 20 years of experience in trauma and emergency nursing care, and was one of the lead nurses who helped open the World Mate Emergency Hospital in 1998.
MS. JANICE HAY
Nursing Technical Advisor
Janice is a registered nurse from the UK with more than 30 years of technical nursing experience in various disciplines. Since 2008 she has been working at different hospitals as a technical advisor.
MS. HAY SOTHEARATH
Sothearath has more than 20 years of experience in trauma and emergency nursing care, and was one of the lead nurses who helped open the World Mate Emergency Hospital in 1998.
MR. MICHAEL DE LEON
Michael is a registered nurse from the Philippines. Michael has experience in various clinical and academic settings, and also holds a Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in International Health.
MR. ARIEL LADORES
Ariel is a registered nurse from the Philippines and holds bachelor degrees in both Nursing and Radiologic Science. He has trained medical professionals in a variety of disciplines since 2008.