ICAN Staff

 
 

QUYEN N. VUONG | EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Quyen Vuong is Co-founder and currently serves as Executive Director of ICAN.

Ms. Vuong 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, offering her expertise in culturally sensitive program design, marketing and community outreach. 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 hosted by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to monitor the safety and reintegration of returnees sent back to Vietnam. From 2012 to 2014, she 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.

Under Ms. Vuong's leadership, ICAN has successfully designed and conducted culturally responsive programs to educate and engage Vietnamese American community in promoting positive parenting, child development, child abuse and neglect prevention, strengthening family foundation, preventing problem gambling, fostering awareness and empathy about mental health and learning disabilities, empowering women and caregivers to better care for their loved ones while taking charge of their life and their health. ICAN has been working with Dr. Van Ta Park, PhD from UCSF in conducting community-based research projects involving dementia caregiving and promoting awareness of precision health and mental health using the popular Korean drama.

Ms. Vuong holds a B.A in Economics from Yale University and an M.B.A from Stanford Graduate School of Business. She recently completed her Master of Social Work at San Jose State University, with special focus on Health/Mental Health.  She is currently working on her LCSW to address increasing mental health and counseling needs in the Vietnamese community.  In 2006, Ms. Vuong was inducted into Stanford Asian Alumni Hall of Fame for her dedication to her Vietnamese American community and humanity at large.

 

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