Executive Committee Members 

Quang Duong (San Francisco)



Quang Duong started as a Univeristy Scholarship Program (USP) coordinator in Fall 2007, overseeing USP’s application review operations and volunteer recruitment. Quang also helped streamline the application process, expand the program to new schools, and build USP’s data management system. Quang Duong now spearheads VietHope’s IT infrastructure projects, team building activities, and grant application writing efforts. Quang Duong holds a B.A. from Harvard, an M.S. and a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He is currently a data scientist/researcher at Google in Mountain View, California.



Anh Tran (New York)

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Anh received his A.B. degree in chemistry and mathematics, magna cum laude, from Bowdoin College. Post-graduation, Anh spent two years working at Piper Jaffray in the firm’s healthcare investment banking group in New York. Subsequent to Piper Jaffray, Anh joined Tailwind Capital Partners, a middle-market private equity firm based in New York, as an Associate of the firm. Anh currently works at P2 Capital Partners, a New York-based hedge fund, as part of the firm’s investment team. Anh joined VietHope in early 2014 and is part of the fundraising team.



Dat Le (Boston)



Dat Le started volunteering with VietHope in early 2014. Some of the responsibilities he had taken on included drafting the VietHope’s Annual Donor Letter and analyzing VietHope’s database to provide more insights where possible. He is also currently volunteering to read and score students’ applications for the University Scholarship Program (USP). Dat received his BA from Bowdoin College and is currently pursuing an MBA at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.



Hien Vuong (San Francisco)


Hien is an architect with a long time passion for designing and building sustainable communities, specializing in projects that serve the public such as schools, education centers, and community centers. She volunteers for VietHope because she recognizes the importance of education in lifting people out of poverty and wants to expand her impact beyond the building industry. Her contribution to VietHope in the past has been in organizing fundraising events and staff retreats. In her new capacity as a Vice President of Human Resources, she will help reduce inefficiency of VietHope’s operation and increase effectiveness of its volunteers. 


Executive Director in Vietnam

Phong Nguyen (Ho Chi Minh City)

Phong Nguyen


Phong Nguyen has been in the field of development education since his first-year as a student at the University of Saigon. After graduating in 1997, he worked in many different fields: education, manufacturing, services, and advertising along with working as a volunteer for charities at home and abroad. In 2002, he became a volunteer for VietHope and in 2008, he was asked to serve as VietHope’s head representative in Vietnam, our only paid and full-time employee.



Director in Vietnam

Thanh Nguyen (Ho Chi Minh City)

Thanh Nguyen


Thanh began volunteering for VietHope in 2008 with USP’s application review process, then jumped to the very first Youth Development Summit in 2009 and continued volunteering as an organizing team member and leader in the next Summits. She also has experience working with other student-based and not-for-profit organizations. Thanh graduated from Foreign Trade University in Saigon in 2011 majoring Finance and Banking and is currently working as Advertising & Promotion Executive for Triumph International Vietnam.



Dong Le (Ho Chi Minh City)

Dong Le


Dong Le received a University Scholarship Program (USP) scholarship in 2008 when he was a freshman and participated in the YDP summit in 2009. Currently, he is working as an Assistant Director Intern to set up a YDP-style activities for students throughout the year. He also helps to manage student volunteer. Dong received BS in Electronics and Telecommunications at Vietnam National University Saigon-School of Science and he is currently a Software Test Leader at Viettel Group in Saigon, Vietnam.




Membership Recruitment

David Nguyen (Houston)


University Scholarship Program
Minh-Phuong Dang (Ho Chi Minh City)

MInh Phuong Dang 1 - 2013


Phuong joined VietHope in Vietnam in 2006, and directs VietHope’s University Scholarship Program. In her role, she coordinates with universities, students, and volunteers in Vietnam and the US to select the final list of scholarship recipients from hundreds of applications each year. She also serves in other charity groups and has many experience in organizing charity activities. Phuong graduated from Saigon University of Economics in 2000 and works with Sales & Marketing.




Ha Huynh (Ho Chi Minh City)

Ha Huynh


Ha Huynh joined VietHope as a volunteer for the University Scholarship Program in Vietnam in 2006. After two years studying and working in UK, she came back to Vietnam in 2009 and got involved in VietHope fundraising activities and Youth Development Program as the facilitator/ trainer of project management module. Ha received her MSc in Management with Marketing from the University of Bath and is currently the Deputy Director of Business Information Center at Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Ho Chi Minh City Branch.




Minh-Khoa Tran (Washington DC)



Minh Khoa Tran started as a research intern for VietHope in Summer 2013. During this initial involvement, he played a leading role in the expansion of VietHope’s partnership with multiple Vietnamese Student Associations in the Mid-Atlanta region through meaningful fundraising projects. Additionally, he helps manage theUniversity Scholarship Program during the application process. Minh Khoa is currently a junior at Georgetown University, double major in Government and Chinese.





Quynh-Anh Le (Boston)

Quynh Anh


Quynh-Anh has been volunteering with VietHope since December 2008 in various teams such as newsletter, fundraising, grant writing, and volunteer recruitment. Quynh-Anh graduated from Northeastern University with a B.S in Business Administration and dual concentrations in Accounting and Finance. Quynh-Anh is currently an Audit senior assistant at Deloitte.





Public Relations

Thu Nguyen (San Francisco)



Thu joined VietHope as a Fundraising Coordinator in 2015 where she helped establish a systematic method to approach and establish relation with donors. She has also taken part in grant writing and volunteer recruitment team. Currently, Thu is based in the SF Bay Area as Public Relations Manager where she oversees all VietHope fundraising events and partnership establishment with other nonprofit organizations in the SF Bay Area. Thu graduated as San Jose State’s valedictorian with a B.S. in Biochemistry.

For more questions regarding Partnership with VietHope, please email Thu at



Mindy Chu (San Francisco)
Laura Nguyen (Copenhagen)

Y-Nhu Nguyen (Hanoi)

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Y-Nhu Nguyen is based in Hanoi and began volunteering for VietHope in 2005.  Y-Nhu worked on the core Vietnam team to hold the first VietHope’s Youth Summit Program in 2009.  Currently, Y-Nhu coordinates the Public Relations and Fundraising team in Vietnam and supports paperwork for government-related matters. Nhu received her B.A. from the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam.  She currently works for Coca-Cola Beverages Vietnam as a Public Affairs and Communications Manager.



Nhung Le (San Francisco)



Nhung currently leads the Donor Relationship Program at VietHope. She also helps organize VietHope events in the San Francisco Bay Area. Nhung has a degree in Mathematics/International Management from Gustavus Adolphus College. She is currently working as a management consultant in supply chain management and optimization at Maine Pointe LLC.




Nam Tran (Auburn, AL)
Phuong Ton (San Francisco)

Alumni Program

Annie Hoang (New York)

Annie Hoang


Annie joined VietHope in 2014 as the Director of the Alumni Program where she helped establish the first alumni network program of over 3000 Viethope scholarship recipients. Now, based in NYC, she works as the Grants & Partnership Development Manager where she oversees all grant activities, supporting efforts in cultivating new, innovative partnerships.

Annie holds a B.S. with Distinction in Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology Intensive from Yale University and has completed graduate coursework in public policy and international affairs at UC Berkeley.

You can contact her at


Tech Experts
Oanh Nguyen (San Francisco)
Phong Ng (Saigon)


Yizhuo Chen (Washington D.C.)
Anh-Phi Lai (Boston)


Legal Counsel
Chinh Pham (Boston)