Van Duong

CCP Case Manager  With more than 20 years of serving the Vietnamese Association of Illinois, Van Duong has vast experience and exposure to all the program services that VAI has to provide. She is a strong advocate for helping the community. As the Community Care Program Coordinator she supervises over …

Trang Nguyen

Adjustment Counselor/Receptionist – DuPage Office Trang is an Adjustment Coordinator with VAI at the DuPage County office. Her professional background includes IT support, customer service, and graphic art. Throughout her career, Trang was praised with the ability to adapt and exceed expectation on every aspects. Trang is a “boat people” …

Diana Ly

Youth Program Coordinator Diana graduated from Chapman University where she studied Communication. She has been working with the marginalized population for over 5 years. As the Youth Program Manager,she prioritizes children and parent engagement. Diana is thoroughly committed to enriching the program by incorporating activities where the kids learn skills to be successful …

Thieu Dang

Senior Health Services Program Manager Being a refugee from Vietnam during the fall of Saigon in 1975, Thieu knows first-hand of the obstacles that families had to overcome in order to adjust to their new lives in the United States. Thieu got his first experience in social service at the …

Shara Chau

Interim Co-Director/Office Manager Shara received her BS degree in Computer Science from the University of Chicago at Chicago.  In her position at VAI, Shara manages the entire organization’s financial budget plans and performs administrative duties.  Besides English, she speaks, reads and writes Vietnamese and Chinese fluently.  She has been working …

Sara Alhasan

Client Service Program Manager Mrs. Alhasan joined VAI in August 2015 and holds a master’s degree in Biotechnology Science from Al-Nahrain University in Baghdad.  She is responsible for providing in-home care services to seniors by recruiting and training the qualified home-care aids through the Community Care Program. Sara supports the …

Minh Nguyen

Immigrant Family Resource Program Case Manager Moving to the U.S from Vietnam where Minh Nguyen studied Maritime Navigation at Saigon University of Transport, he now manages the Immigrant Family Resource Program. As a Case Manager, he executes tasks related to informing immigrants and refugees about services and eligibility requirements of …

Kim Nguyen

Receptionist Kim Nguyen currently studies dental hygiene at Malcom X College and aspires to become a dental hygienist. As a receptionist, Ms. Kim greets clients, refers them to appropriate staff, and supports programs. She enjoys being part of the VAI team!