Ms. Eva Mysliwiec (The founder and former Executive Director)
Ms. Mysliwiec is a seasoned international development practitioner and social entrepreneur. During her thirty years of work in Cambodia (1980 – 2011), she founded a number of organisations including the Cambodia Development Resource Institute (CDRI) and Youth Star Cambodia. She currently resides in Bamako, Mali, where in partnership with both Malian and Cambodian colleagues she has successfully established a school for nomad girls. The school represents the first step in a South-South partnership between Mali and Cambodia, a relationship she aims to further develop over time. Ms. Mysliwiec was appointed Youth Star Cambodia’s Board Chairperson in March 2013, where she served until March 2017, and now continues to support the organisation from her position on the advisory panel.
Ms. Patricia Baars
Ms. Baars has over 35 years of legal experience in the US and Cambodia. She has lived and worked in various law-related areas in Cambodia from 1996 to the present, having directed five Cambodian projects for the East-West Management Institute (EWMI). Prior to coming to Cambodia, Ms. Baars held various legal positions with the District of Columbia, including a term as the appointed General Counsel to the District of Columbia Council, the elected legislative body. She has a J.D. from Antioch School of Law in Washington, DC. Ms. Baars has a special commitment to volunteerism based on three years as a US Peace Corps Volunteer in Malaysia, and having previously served on the Youth Star board for a number of years, she continues to support the organisation these days through her role on the advisory panel.