Theanvy Kuoch is a survivor of the Cambodian Holocaust and came to the United States as a refugee in 1981. She founded and has directed Khmer Health Advocates since 1982 and is currently the Chair of the National Cambodian Health Initiative which was founded in 2003. She holds a Masters Degree in Refugee Mental Health and Contextual Family Therapy and provides therapy as part of the KHA torture treatment team. In 1991, President George Bush named her the “Point of Light” for her volunteer work with refugees.
APRN, Clinical Director
Mary Scully is an advanced practice registered nurse with 50 years of experience in psychiatry and 35 years specializing in integrated care for survivors of torture and genocide. She is the clinical director of Khmer Health Advocates torture treatment program where she developed projects for assessment, telemedicine, health promotion and research. She worked with Theanvy Kuoch on national programs for Cambodian health that included a national Cambodian American town hall meeting where experts and community members shared information about health problems and solutions for survivors. She currently is working to validate a tool for measuring risk and resiliency in Cambodian survivors.
Richard A. Miller
Richard Miller is a psychiatrist who has more than 5 decades of experience in delivering integrated health care. He is a graduate of Harvard and Case Western Reserve and completed his residency in Psychiatry at the Institute of Living in Hartford, CT. He was actively involved in working with patients with cystic fibrosis and was the co-president of Parenthood and Childbirth Education, Inc. He has been the Medical Director of Khmer Health Advocates torture treatment program since 1984 and has treated more than 2000 survivors. He was the principal investigator for the development of the Cambodian Survivor Health Assessment Tool which is a bilingual tool that examines trauma, physical and mental health symptoms and health histories for survivors of torture and genocide from Cambodia.
RPH, MPH, FNAP
Thomas Buckley is currently an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy, and holds joint appointments at the UConn Graduate School in the Field of Public Health and the UConn Department of Community Medicine and Health Care. He is also an Affiliate at the UConn Human Rights Institute and the UConn Asian American Studies Institute. He is a Clinical Consultant for Khmer Health Advocates, a Cambodian-American healthcare organization in West Hartford, CT, where he is also a preceptor for PharmD students on public health clinical rotations. He provides medication management services as part of KHA’s team-based integrated care model for trauma/torture survivors. He has been actively involved in numerous KHA grant projects and health equity initiatives since 2006.
Prior to joining the UConn faculty, he was a Medical Outcomes Specialist with Pfizer, Inc. and a hospital clinical pharmacist in Connecticut and Washington. He received his pharmacy and public health degrees from the University of Connecticut. He also completed a hospital pharmacy residency at the University of Washington in Seattle, and a Global Health Fellowship with the International Rescue Committee and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health at the Mae Tao Clinic in Mae Sot, Thailand. His clinical and academic work focuses on health disparities and health policy implications; he has authored numerous national and global health publications and been principle investigator or co-investigator on multiple national grant projects serving racial and ethnically underserved populations.
2020 Pharm D Candidate
Rachel Legg is a student at the UConn School of Pharmacy and will graduate with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree in May 2020. Rachel became involved with KHA in the Fall of 2016 working on social media advocacy. She now manages the SEA-US CT campaign social media accounts and contributes to research projects done by KHA. Rachel’s favorite things to do at work are exploring census data and making infographics. Outside of KHA Rachel enjoys the great outdoors, watching NCIS, petting her cat, teaching swim lessons, and perfecting her culinary skills.