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.
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”.
Hồng K. Hoàng | 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.
Kim-Yen Vo | Associate Community Worker
Kim Yen Vo started as parenting workshop participant, then volunteer, and now she is ICAN's Associate Community Worker. Yen and her sons', Brian and Brandon Pham, have been participating in ICAN's programs since 2010. Even though Brian is now in elementary school, he still volunteers for special events. His little brother, Brandon, currently attends ICAN's programs while his mother volunteers. We are so grateful for Yen's creative arts and craft ideas!