Our People

Board of Directors

Hoai Ta
Interim Chair

Hoai currently serves as Interim Chair of International Children Assistance Network (ICAN). He is instrumental in setting up ICAN’s technology infrastructure and has been keen on applying business management practices to ensure operational efficiency in the non-profit setting. Hoai has 15 years of broad-based experience in technology planning, management, systems development, global operations and support organizations. He has been working as Director of Operations for CCIntegration in Fremont, and was Senior Director of Information Technology for Broadvision in Redwood City. Hoai received his Bachelor of Science in Finance, Economics and Banking from San Jose State University. 


Ivy Nga Vuong
Vice Chair

Ivy is a co-founder of ICAN and currently serves as its Vice Chair. She is the Executive Producer of ICAN’s popular fundraising concerts and has been active building relationships with other organizations in the community.  Ivy also travels to Vietnam to meet with children and families to understand their needs first-hand. She loves art, poetry, and philanthropy. Prior to co-founding ICAN, she co-founded Microstar Engineering Design firm. She received training from Chapman University and currently lives in San Jose, California.


Tuan H. Nguyen, D.D.S
Board member

Dr. Tuan received his BS in Bio-Chemistry from UC Davis and his Doctor of Dental Surgery from UCLA. He is also a former student of Saigon Medical University. Dr. Tuan runs his own practice (TM North Valley Dental Care) with over 13 years of experience in the field of dentistry, including family, aesthetic and implant dentistry. He is a member of California Dental Association (CDA) and American Dental Association (ADA). He is also a fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI) and a Diplomat of American Dental Implant Association. Dr. Tuan writes about dentistry on Song Manh Magazine and Viet Tribune Weekly Newspaper. He is also well known in the Vietnamese-American community for his generosity, both with his time and financial contribution to help nonprofit organizations in the Bay area. His dedication and love for his high school sweetheart of 35 years who lost her vision shortly after they fell in love have inspired many Vietnamese people, both young and old. They have been happily married for 28 years, and have two children. At ICAN, in addition to serving on the Board of Directors, Dr. Tuan, with the help of his wife, also leads the Ánh Sáng Tình Thương project which provides cataract surgery for poor elderly people in Vietnam.


Dat Tang
Board member

Dat has been working for Wells Fargo Bank since 1998. He is currently the District Managers for 9 branches in city of San Leandro, Oakland, Alameda, Emeryville, and Berkeley with total of 180 employees. Dat graduated from Cal State University Hayward (currently known as Cal State University East Bay).


ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERs

Hong Nguyen-Phuong

Hong is a Sr. Project Manager at PG&E. Previously he worked at Symantec and Sun Microsystems as Sr.Business Development Manager and Sr. Technical Program Manager. Hong was a member of the original Core Team of TEDxSanJoseCA; and proposed and drove a collaboration between Acterra and BOMA Silicon Valley on High Performance Buildings.


Hung Truong, MBA

Hung is currently Senior Director of the Automation and Compliance R&D organization for the Cloud and Automation Management Business Unit in HP. He has over 15 years of experience in leading global software engineering teams, serving among the world’s most prominent Telecom carriers and multi-national enterprises such as Amdocs, Lucent, Nortel. While at Amdocs, Hung was instrumental in helping to double the revenue of Amdocs’ Customer Management business unit, securing its industry leadership position in CRM. In 2002, the Aberdeen Group recognized an initiative that Hung spearheaded as one of its 15 Top Offshore Software Outsourcing Best Practices. Hung is a holder of a patent on Remote Wireless Network Management. He received his B.S., M.Sc. in Engineering from the University of Waterloo and his M.B.A. from the University of Western Ontario, in Canada.


Betty Duong, Attorney

Betty Duong is an attorney specializing in employment and labor law. Betty serves as Special Counsel to the Vietnamese American Workers’ Rights Project with the Legal Aid Society Employment Law Center. Concurrently, Betty is a Policy Aide to Santa Clara County Supervisor Cindy Chavez of District 2, focusing on family and children services, aging and adult services, social services agency office, and immigration. Betty received her degrees from University of California, Berkeley and University of California Davis School of Law (King Hall). Prior to law school, Betty worked as the Community Engagement Coordinator for ICAN, a non-profit agency serving Vietnamese American families, and as a staffer with the Office of Assemblymember Joe Coto.


Lan Tran, CFP

As a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM Professional, Lan specializes in comprehensive wealth management for both individuals and closely held businesses. She received her Finance undergraduate degree from San Jose State University, started her financial advising career in 1995 with John Hancock, and joined LPL Financial as an independent advisor in 1998. Lan’s experience also includes mortgage brokerage and banking since 1990. With ongoing education to strengthen her knowledge and skills, Lan is committed to provide superior service to her clients. Lan currently resides in San Jose with her husband of 25 years and their two children, Nathan and Madison. Aside from outdoor activities & travelling, she also loves antiques, writing & music. Lan and her family continuously support various non-profit organizations and helps out local charities with focus on assisting children and seniors.


Staff

Quyen Vuong, MBA
Executive Director

Quyen is Co-founder and Executive Director of ICAN. She serves on the Board of Directors and Advisors of many organizations, including Healthier Kids Foundation, San Jose Children’s Discovery Museum, Mission College AANAPISI Committee. In 1989, she received the Fulbright Fellowship to work in the Vietnamese refugee camps in Hong Kong, and later went on a fact-finding trip with United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to monitor the safety and reintegration of returnees sent back to Vietnam. In 2012, Ms. Vuong was appointed by President Obama to serve on the Board of Trustees of Vietnam Education Foundation, a US federal nonprofit agency with the mission to improve bilateral relationship between the two countries through educational exchange in STEMM fields. She holds a BA in Economics from Yale University and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business. Quyen is currently working on her Master of Social Work at San Jose State University, with special focus on Mental Health to address increasing needs in the Vietnamese community.


My-Hanh Janine Dao
Operation & Finance Manager

Janine Dao joined ICAN in 2001 as a volunteer and was the youngest core member in ICAN’s early days. She provided free meals for battered women and children at Inn Vision shelter. She graduated from San Jose State with a BA in Business Administration with concentration in Accounting. Prior to joining ICAN, she worked at a financial company as a Portfolio Auditor. She wears many hats at ICAN, with responsibilities ranging from program to fiscal to operation. “The work is harder, but more fulfilling”.


Hong K. Hoang
Program Manager

Hong Hoang was born and raised in Saigon. She came to the United States in 2003. She graduated from San Jose State University with a bachelor degree in Social Work. Prior to coming to the U.S., she received her BA in English in Vietnam. She joined ICAN in October 2008 and currently manages the Learning Together Initiative (LTI) project. She is pursuing her Master of Social Work that can equip her with more knowledge and skills in order to be more effective in helping people.


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Nhu Q. Nguyen, MA
Health Educator

Nhu graduated from Hanoi University of Medicine in Viet Nam and spent two years working in the field of Public Health at the Viet Nam Ministry of Health. She later received her master degree in Public Health from School of Public Health in Hanoi, Viet Nam and eventually earned her spot as Health Educator/ Researcher at the Viet Nam National Institute of Nutrition. In 2010, Nhu received her Master degree in Nutrition and Diatetics from University of Kansas. Nhu currently works as Health Educator at ICAN, helping to educate the Vietnamese community about Nutrition and Healthy Lifestyles. She speaks monthly on radio talk shows and teaches parenting workshop and support groups on Nutrition. She is passionate about Nutrition and wants everyone to have healthy eating habits.


Hope Nguyen
Project Coordinator

Hope first joined ICAN in 2010 as Project Coordinator for the Learning Together Initiative project where she engaged and supported parents and grandparents in learning more about the first five years and spending more quality time with their children. Hope was well loved by everyone, especially the children. Leveraging the skills and confidence gained from running Arts Enrichment classes and teaching children, Hope went to teach English in Korea and traveled before deciding to come back to her ICAN family again in 2015. Hope holds a Bachelor degree in Sociology and Psychology from UC Davis and plans to pursue her master degree in the field of Social Work


Vi Truong
Project / Event / Volunteer Coordinator

Being a fast learner and endowed with great people skills, Vi is learning and contributing in the role of Project Coordinator for the Happy 5 parenting workshop program. She also assumes the tasks of Event and Volunteer Coordinator. She is bilingual and bicultural.  She is thorough in her job, often questioning and exploring ways to do things better. Vi is currently pursuing her Bachelor Arts in Economic with concentration in Accounting at California State East Bay.