meet our team
Claire Ryder, Board Chair
Claire Ryder has a Masters of Science degree in Clinical Psychology from Radford University and a Graduate Diploma in Classical Studies from King's College London. She has worked in the mental health field specializing in crisis and trauma for ten years. Most recently she organized the Women's March on London, held a workshop and sat on a panel at the National Women Refugee conference hosted by Women for Refugee Women at Amnesty International in London, and worked with the Dunkirk Refugee Women's Centre in France providing on the ground services for refugees. She now works as the Director of Quality Improvement with Horizon House, a behavioral health and substance use disorder organization in Philadelphia.
Kate Fox, Board Vice Chair
Kathleen (Kate) Fox has a Masters degree in Public Health from Thomas Jefferson University College of Population Health. She currently works as a Senior Research Analyst Supervisor at Philadelphia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services (DBHIDS), where she works in the Health Promotion unit. In this role, Kate analyzes multiple sources of data to assess public health issues such as access to care, trends in utilization, and behavioral health indicators.
Sarah Douk, Secretary
Sarah Douk has a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration from Merrimack College and a Masters degree in Human Services from Strayer University. She has over 10 years’ experience as a Mental Health Therapist with the Cambodian community. She is fluent in Khmer and English. She is able to provide appropriate clinical care to Cambodians in mental health treatment because of her cultural knowledge and language capabilities. She understands the cultural competency component when working with cultural minority groups.
Dr. Kith is the Co-Founder/Executive Director of KITHS. She currently works as a Program Director of a Children's Mobile Crisis Team in Philadelphia. She has earned a Doctorate in Social and Community Services, a Master's in Marriage and Family Therapy, and a Bachelor's in Business Administration. Her passion and determination to help the immigrant and refugee population is self-evident in the work that she does every day.
Saroeun is the Co-Founder/Operations Director of KITHS. She has earned her Master's in Business Administration and a Master's and Bachelor's in Occupational Therapy. Her extensive experience in the human service field has been a great asset to the daily operations of KITHS.
Srun Tham Kith
Srun Tham Kith is the Co-Founder of KITHS - Srun is a refugee originally from Cambodia. She survived the Khmer Rouge War, escaped to Thailand, resided in a refugee camp for 5 years then was re-settled in the United States in 1984. She believes in the importance of helping and giving back. She is the back bone of KITHS.