Joanna Pham

Receptionist Dung Pham, who is also known as Joanna, is a freshman at Wilbur Wright College. She likes to listen to music in her free time and participates in a choir at St. Henry Church every weekend. Joanna loves working at the Vietnamese Association of Illinois mostly because of the people …

Jana T. Le

Site Manager- DuPage Office At nine years old, Jana Le migrated to the United States of America from Vietnam to be reunited with her family.  She received a BA in Multimedia and Graphic Design from Illinois Institute of Art – Schaumburg. Jana has over fifteen years of experience in marketing …

Gloria Vu

ESL Instructor Gloria Vu works with the Citizen Engagement and Education Development (CEED) team where she helps clients as an ESL Instructor, with Citizenship preparation, and also provides Vietnamese translation for VAI’s legal clinic. She graduated at Northeastern Illinois University in Sociology with a background in Early Childhood. When not …

Francis Khuc

Adjustment Program Manager Mr. Francis C. Khuc, a twenty-year employee of VAI, is the project coordinator for our Adjustment and Citizenship Program. Francis earned a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Letters in Saigon, and served in the Republic armed forces. His last rank was Major; he also served …

Dung V. Nguyen

CCP Case Manager As a jet fighter pilot (A-37) during the Vietnam War, Mr.Dung graduated from The Squadron Officer School, Air University, Montgomery, Alabama, in 1972. He has worked for Lutheran Social Services of Illinois, The Chinese Mutual Aid Association prior to working for The Vietnamese Association of Illinois since October/1975. …

Demi Le

Youth Program Assistant  A Youth Program Assistant at VAI since 2014, Demi Le ensures the children’s education and well-being are top priority! She is currently a college student pursing her education in Veterinary Medicine.  

Deborah Ho

BRAVE Project Coordinator Deborah coordinates the BRAVE project for youth aged 12-15 and their families. She has a Masters in Social Work from The University of Chicago and is fluent in Mandarin. Outside of work, she enjoys volunteering for a cat rescue charity and learning new languages.

Clark Nguyen

Community Empowerment Coordinator After receiving a BA in Political Science and History from the University of Minnesota, Clark Nguyen worked as a field organizer mobilizing low-wage service workers, ESL instructor in China, campaign staffer on state and local races as well as in-home care specialist. With experience in organizing and …