ICAN Staff

 
 
Quyen N. Vuong, MBA, MSW, ASW | 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 the 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 received her Master of Social Work at San Jose State University with special focus on Mental Health and is currently working on becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.

Quyen N. Vuong, MBA, MSW, ASW | 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 the 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 received her Master of Social Work at San Jose State University with special focus on Mental Health and is currently working on becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.

Lan Phuong Tran   Lan Phuong originally came to ICAN as a parent attending the workshops in 2016. She wanted her children to learn with friends their age before they began elementary school, and ICAN was the perfect place for that. She enjoys working with kids, and the staff was extremely helpful with everything from the start, leading her to join ICAN as a volunteer in 2017 and then a part-time Children’s Program Coordinator in early 2019. Her favorite part of working at ICAN is seeing how excited the parents are when attending the workshops with their kids. In her free time, she likes going to the library, the park, going to Legoland for vacation, and shopping.

Lan Phuong Tran

Lan Phuong originally came to ICAN as a parent attending the workshops in 2016. She wanted her children to learn with friends their age before they began elementary school, and ICAN was the perfect place for that. She enjoys working with kids, and the staff was extremely helpful with everything from the start, leading her to join ICAN as a volunteer in 2017 and then a part-time Children’s Program Coordinator in early 2019. Her favorite part of working at ICAN is seeing how excited the parents are when attending the workshops with their kids. In her free time, she likes going to the library, the park, going to Legoland for vacation, and shopping.

Mỹ-Hạnh Janine Đào | 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”.

Mỹ-Hạnh Janine Đào | 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”.

 
Anh Tran | Program Assistant   Anh was a research assistant at SJSU when the opportunity to work with ICAN as an intern presented itself in 2017, graduating with a major in Public Health Administration in the same year. Starting as an intern, she soon became a part-time worker, and is now a full-time Program Coordinator. She loves working at ICAN and seeing all the parents who usually stay home have a chance to come in and not only meet other parents, but make friends and a community. Another great thing about ICAN for her is, by coordinating the parenting workshops, she can see first hand as the differences between the two cultures is bridge just like the ICAN mission. Outside of work, she likes to explore the world, through vacations and food.

Anh Tran | Program Assistant

Anh was a research assistant at SJSU when the opportunity to work with ICAN as an intern presented itself in 2017, graduating with a major in Public Health Administration in the same year. Starting as an intern, she soon became a part-time worker, and is now a full-time Program Coordinator. She loves working at ICAN and seeing all the parents who usually stay home have a chance to come in and not only meet other parents, but make friends and a community. Another great thing about ICAN for her is, by coordinating the parenting workshops, she can see first hand as the differences between the two cultures is bridge just like the ICAN mission. Outside of work, she likes to explore the world, through vacations and food.

Albert Nguyen | Program Analyst   Albert joined ICAN in March 2019 as a Program Analyst. He has been one of the core volunteers at ICAN for more than a decade. He is responsible for the upkeep of the Local Area Networks (LANs), servers, Facebook/website postings, and event announcements. In addition, he performs various tasks including data hygiene, workshop/event planning and coordinating, and technical support to staff. He also participates in short-term projects such as San Jose City Clean Energy Program, Summer Children Meals Program, and etc. He worked at various high-tech companies from different industries prior to joining ICAN. He holds a BS degree in Aerospace Engineering at SJSU. He enjoys traveling, hiking, watching movies/sports, and meditating.

Albert Nguyen | Program Analyst

Albert joined ICAN in March 2019 as a Program Analyst. He has been one of the core volunteers at ICAN for more than a decade. He is responsible for the upkeep of the Local Area Networks (LANs), servers, Facebook/website postings, and event announcements. In addition, he performs various tasks including data hygiene, workshop/event planning and coordinating, and technical support to staff. He also participates in short-term projects such as San Jose City Clean Energy Program, Summer Children Meals Program, and etc. He worked at various high-tech companies from different industries prior to joining ICAN. He holds a BS degree in Aerospace Engineering at SJSU. He enjoys traveling, hiking, watching movies/sports, and meditating.

 
Truc Phuong Nguyen | Program Specialist   Truc Phuong is a Program Specialist at ICAN. She is passionate about early childhood education and advocating for children and their families. As this passion grew, she began her career in 2012 in the  First 5  Program,  Learning Together Initiative , and  Children, Youth, and Family Development  program as a Volunteer Supervisor. Along the way, she amassed many certifications in early childhood development, special needs training, childhood mental health, CPR, First Aid, domestic violence, and more to be able to give her best abilities to her work. She believes that some of the most important skills to have when working with young children are patience, flexibility and love. Now, she uses her many certifications, trainings, and love for her work in  Triple P Positive Parenting Program ,  SEEDS of Early Learning Literacy for Parents , and other highly regarded workshops at ICAN.

Truc Phuong Nguyen | Program Specialist

Truc Phuong is a Program Specialist at ICAN. She is passionate about early childhood education and advocating for children and their families. As this passion grew, she began her career in 2012 in the First 5 Program, Learning Together Initiative, and Children, Youth, and Family Development program as a Volunteer Supervisor. Along the way, she amassed many certifications in early childhood development, special needs training, childhood mental health, CPR, First Aid, domestic violence, and more to be able to give her best abilities to her work. She believes that some of the most important skills to have when working with young children are patience, flexibility and love. Now, she uses her many certifications, trainings, and love for her work in Triple P Positive Parenting Program, SEEDS of Early Learning Literacy for Parents, and other highly regarded workshops at ICAN.

Mai-Hien Luu | Children Program Assistant   Mai-Hien originally attended the workshops in hopes that her kids would learn how to be confident at school and still keep the Vietnamese language alive in their lives when they get to elementary school. After attending the workshops, she wanted to work more with the parents and kids while simultaneously learning how to be confident herself in large groups, becoming a part-time Children’s Program Coordinator in 2017 as well. The thing she loves most about ICAN is the people because she feels that they are her second family. After work, she likes to get massages and going to fun places like Disneyland and Universal Studios with her family. She also likes shopping.

Mai-Hien Luu | Children Program Assistant

Mai-Hien originally attended the workshops in hopes that her kids would learn how to be confident at school and still keep the Vietnamese language alive in their lives when they get to elementary school. After attending the workshops, she wanted to work more with the parents and kids while simultaneously learning how to be confident herself in large groups, becoming a part-time Children’s Program Coordinator in 2017 as well. The thing she loves most about ICAN is the people because she feels that they are her second family. After work, she likes to get massages and going to fun places like Disneyland and Universal Studios with her family. She also likes shopping.