New Structures, New Faces
PEPY’s team is changing – in ways that we hope will lead to a stronger, more sustainable Cambodian-led NGO. As some of you might know already, our current Managing Director, Maryann Bylander, will be leaving us over the summer to complete her PhD dissertation. While Maryann will remain active in PEPY, she will be handing over much of her role to our current program managers, Awatd and Ratana. We are also actively searching for a Khmer Managing Director to fill a leadership role with our Chanleas Dai Programs. To help our managers and our staff continue to build the structures they need for strong programs, and to provide monitoring and financial oversight, we’ve hired Adam Kronk for a two-year position as Chief Operating Officer. Adam’s role will be to spend the next two years helping our Khmer staff build their skills in budgeting, strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation, and HR. Though our Khmer team will continue to run our programs, with Adam’s help we will develop a strong organizational structure and policies to guide them in the future.
This month we also welcomed Jacqueline Kronk, who will be managing PEPY’s outside communications including this Team Journal, our monthly newsletters, grant writing, and donor relations. Jacqueline has worked as the Director of Development at the Center for the Homeless and the Center for Hospice, both in
Jacqueline and Adam are long-time PEPY supporters, and in the few weeks since their arrival in Cambodia we have been overwhelmed with how quickly and completely they have become part of the PEPY family. As Adam and Jacqueline settle in and transition into their respective roles, you’ll be hearing from them more and more often. Please join us in welcoming them to the PEPY Team.