Who We Are

Doeun Kol, Senior Program Officer

Doeun, colloquially known as Duey, is a senior program officer and philanthropic advisor at GMA. She oversees a varied grants portfolio focused primarily in education, economic mobility, civic engagement, and advocacy. Duey assists clients through the stages of their giving, from establishing grant programs to refining impact measurement systems and exploring innovative strategies.

Duey is known for her intellectual curiosity and keen analytical skills. She actively collaborates on projects and grant initiatives that prioritize the field’s ability to adapt, take risks, and effectively engage communities.

In her fifteen years as an analyst and planner with the National Park Service, Duey was responsible for the development and successful implementation of nationwide educational, media, and volunteer programs, and the growth of youth initiatives, including Every Kid in a Park program.

Duey was also actively engaged in the turnaround and transformation of the Lowell Community Charter Public School (LCCPS), where she served as Chair of the Board of Trustees, Chair of the Finance Committee, and member of the Strategic Planning and Development Committee. LCCPS received commendation from the Massachusetts Commissioner of Education and has been recognized as a “profound turnaround.”

Born in Thailand to Cambodian refugees, Duey spent her formative years in Chelsea, Massachusetts. In high school, Duey worked as a youth organizer for Roca, the violence-intervention program. She is a graduate of Simmons University and the University of Massachusetts Lowell, where she received a master’s degree in community and social psychology.