As the Operations Manager at Praxis, Sokmala Chy (pronounced So-ma-la Chai) focuses on our firm’s financial planning and operational systems. She also provides data analysis, project management, and other support for clients. She brings to Praxis her experience working in government, client services, and nonprofit environments.
Committed to supporting values-driven organizations, Sokmala has worked at various nonprofit organizations. Before joining Praxis, Sokmala managed operations and headed the business office at Cranaleith Spiritual Center. Formerly, she was Executive Director at the Cambodian Association of Greater Philadelphia and a member of the Mayor’s Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs.
Guiding Sokmala in her professional pursuits is her belief in giving people, individually and collectively, freedom and opportunity to develop to their full potential, and to lead productive and creative lives. She feels deeply connected to Praxis’ approach to building ownership culture and high-engagement participatory workplaces where people feel welcomed, valued, respected, and heard.
Sokmala holds a Master of Public Administration from West Chester University, with a concentration in Nonprofit Management. She has her Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Political Science from Temple University. In her free time, Sokmala enjoys hiking, camping, and jigsaw puzzles.