Our Executive Council
The Devata Giving Circle is run by an Executive Council, consisting of women who are all Cambodian descent.
is a daughter of refugee parents, a sister, an aunt, a wife, as well as mom to a smart and beautiful daughter. She was born being an advocate for the community. She has worked in the nonprofit sector for over for 15 years and co- founder of Banteay Srei program: Banteay Srei is a youth development, asset building organization that is nonjudgmental of young Southeast Asian women who are at risk of or engaged in the underground sex trade. She will continue to dedicate her time to the nonprofit sector as long as time permits.
was born in Cambodia in the aftermath of the Khmer Rouge regime. When she was four years old, she and her family arrived in California as refugees. Thea earned a B.A. in Psychology with a minor in South and Southeast Asian Studies from UC Berkeley. As a long time advocate for her community, Thea has worked as a case manager, law clerk, and legal advocate. Thea is pursuing a Master's of Social Welfare at UC Berkeley, with a concentration in Strengthening Organizations and Communities.
was born in a refugee camp in Thailand, after her parents fled Cambodia. Growing up the eldest of seven siblings in East Oakland, Sophath earned a B.A in Social Welfare with a minor in Education at the University of California at Berkeley and her M.B.A at St. Mary’s College of California in Moraga. She currently works at SitusAMC as a Technical Account Manager. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her kids, Pharaoh, Kingston, and Ava.
Denise Tan Agatep
is a second generation Khmer who is a native of the East Bay. She has a licensed clinical social worker credential and has worked with the Cambodian community providing mental health services. Previous to joining the Devata Giving Circle, she was an advisory board member for Banteay Srei.