Naomi “Nomi” Leilani Salcedo (they/them) is the Program Director of the Vietnamese Association of Illinois. They hold extensive experience in non-profit community organizing, management and relationship building. Their work has historically focused on cultivating safe workplaces, building organizational capacity, developing leadership, and strengthening programs. Naomi holds a master’s in clinical social work and policy at The University of Chicago. Whether it’s providing 1-1 support, or holding space for community, they center empathy, collective wisdom, and process as vital parts of practice.
In their free time, Naomi enjoys sci-fi novels, caring for their four cats, and belting ballads at karaoke.
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