The Board

Rune Nilsen – Project coordinator

Rune Nilsen is working as a certified Prosthetist and Orthotist since 1991.

1995 Prosthetist and Orthotist at Somali Red Cresent Rehabilitation Center, Mogadishu, Somalia

1996-98 Lecturer at Cambodian School of Prosthetics and Orthotics, CSPO, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

1999-2001 Regional Prosthetist ICRC-SFD, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

2001 Clinic Manager and Prosthetist and Orthotist Sophies Minde Oslo Norway, coordinator of FK exchange program


Thomas Glott – Board chairman

MD at Sunnaas sykehus HF

Specialist in physical and rehabilitation medicine

More than 25 years clinical and research experience with spinal cord injuries (SCI)

Coordinatior of Sunnaas Hospital FK exchange program in Cambodia 2015-2018


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Pia Nolstedt – board member

Pia Nolstedt holds a BSc in Prosthetics and Orthotics (2005) from Jönköping University and a MSc in Global Health (2012) from Karolinska Institutet, Sweden.

She is currently working as a certified orthotist prosthetist at Sophies Minde Ortopedi in Oslo, mainly in the area of orthotic management of children.

She collected the data for her master thesis; “Losing and regaining dignity – Voices from spinal cord injured people in Cambodia” during a field study in Battambang in 2012. She have been a board member of ReSciO since it was founded in 2009.


Sathia Kim Nilsen – board member

Educated Khmer balett dancer
Receptionist Cambodia Trust 1999-2011
Paraplegic T12 after traffic accident 1997
Performing artist contemporary wheelchair dance since 2003
Tone Øygard- board member
Tone is a Prosthetist Orthotist working at Sophies Minde
Education from Oslo Met in 2004.
Tone has wast experience form rehabilitation work in Africa mainly Malawi where she worked full time
for 2,5 years.
Line Helen Linstad
Political scientist working in Norwegian e-healt research in Tromsø.
Has been closey linked with education of prosthetists since 2002 through Sophies Minde and ISPO developing e- learning projects for Prosthetist education.
Line is a congenital amputtee using a prosthesis.
Administration staff:
Anne Lill Haavi Pettersson
Master in business administration, MBA,
Has worked since 2009 administrating development project within rehabilitation for Sophies Minde, Rescio and Sunnaas Hospital.