Ven. Mean Long

Former Abbot 

Ven. Mean Long Has been with us since March 1988.

Ven. Bunthoeun Thor

Former Abbot 

Ven. Bunthoeun Thor Has been with us since April 2010.

Ven. Rithy Sun

Present Abbot - Advisor

Ven. Rithy Sun Has been with us since September 2019.

Ven. Kalyan Yoeung

Monk-Advisor

Ven. Kalyan Yoeung just joined us on October , 2020. He came from Batthambong Province of Cambodia.

He is a teacher in Abbhidhama, Buddhism and Meditation. He is fluent in several languages including Khmer and English.

Ms. Sarita Nuch

Advisor

We are very lucky to have Ms. Sarita Nuch joined us as Advisor. We Benefit trmendously from her knowlege in Buddhism, Meditation and Journalism. From 1984 to 2015 she worked as Producer, Reporter and International Broadcaster at the Voice

of America Khmer section. She is now retired and travelling all over the world. She lives in Virginia near Washington DC.

Mr. Kim Huot Kiet

Advisor

Mr. Kim Huot Kiet is a great asset to our temple. He has been a long supporter of Watt Samakki. He served 2 terms as Executive President. Actually he is the one that makes this temple know a real election.

Mr. Nerou Cheng

Advisor

Mr. Nerou Cheng is a great asset to our temple in term of financial advice. He is a managing Partner of his own

Accounting Firm.

Mr. Sydney Keo

Advisor

Mr. Sydney Keo is a long time supporter of our temple.We are so fortunate to have him joined our Team. He always joins

our meeting to provide great inputs for the betterment of our temple and our Cambodian community in New York City.

Mr. Kenny Seng

Chairman of the Board

Mr. Kenny Seng dedicates his service to Watt Samakki for a long time. He served 3 terms as Executive President. This current term he serves as Vice-Chairman of the Board until the departure of Mr. Mean Mak on December 19th, 2020. Our temple benefits tremendously from his service. Watt Samakki has seen a drastic improvement since his involvement here.

Mr. Savath Chan

Vice-Chairman and Treasurer

Mr. Savath Chan is a great asset to our temple. Beside being a Vice-Chairman and Treasurer he is responsible

for many construction projects here due to his outstanding artistic skills.

Mr. Heng Phem

Board Member

Mr. Heng Phem has been a long time supporter of our temple. Actually he is one of the original organizers who were responsible for the creation of Watt Samakki. In the past he served as Chairman of the Board and Vice-Chairman of

the Board as well.

Mr. Khlemchan Kong

Secretary

Mr. Khlemchan Kong has been serving our temple many years, mostly in the position as Secretary. He always brings good point of views during our Board meetings...

Mr. Rin Thab

Board Member & Construction Team Member

Mr. Rin Thab is our youngest Board Member. He helped us tremendously in the construction until 2020 when he is unfortunate enough to deal with this pandemic. We are wishing the very best.

Mr. Tong Chhay

Board Member & Event Planning

Mr. Tong Chhay has been active supporter of our temple for a long time. Aren't we lucky to have our very own in-house photographer.

Mr. Seap Hoeun

Board Member & Event Planning

Mr. Seap Houen has been active supporter of our temple for a long. We fortunate to have him joined us. He lives in the Bronx, so he is active supporter of both temples, Wat Jotanaram and Watt Samakki.

Mr. Vong Ly

Board Member & Event Planning

Mr. Vong Ly has been a long time active supporter of our temple. We fortunate to have him joined us. He lives in the Bronx, so he is active supporter of both temples, Wat Jotanaram and Watt Samakki.

Mr. Toeur Thab

Construction Team Member

Mr. Toeur Thab has been active supporter of Watt Samakki for a long time. We would like to thank him for joining our Construction Team.

Mrs. Sandy Pang

 Board Member

Mrs. Sandy Pang has been active supporter of Watt Samakki for a long time. We would like to thank her for

joining our member temple.