Executive Board

The executive board is the driving force of UNAVSA with task planning, organizing, and approving operations. The board manages the operations in accordance to the organization’s missions and values, as well as reviews short and long-term plans to sustain the structure of UNAVSA. Each executive member serves a two-year term and is elected by attendees at the annual conference. Read more below on the seventh UNAVSA Executive Board:

Phuc Hong Phan

Phuc Hong Phan

President

Phuc Phan was born in Saigon, Vietnam and was raised in Northern California. Currently he’s the Office Manager at the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE).He is an alumnus of Emory University where he began his involvement with the Vietnamese community in Atlanta, Georgia and the Southeast region. Since 2010, he has continued to serve his community through his various leadership roles, including being the President of UVSASE and the Treasurer of UNAVSA. Phuc’s goal is to empower the next generation with the mindset to continue to innovate upon our history and collaborate together as unique and individual leaders to create the best results. His favorite past time activities include eating at buffets, and playing all types of games. He also has a strong love for all types of plushies.

Jimmy Mai

Jimmy Mai

Internal Vice President

Jimmy Mai was born and raised in Amarillo, Texas then later moved to Houston, Texas. He graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and is now in graduate school for Physical Therapy. He is passionate about leadership and has been honored to have held numerous positions. Some relevant roles include Secretary and Senior Advisor for the University of Houston VSA, Secretary and President for UVSA South, UNAVSA‐13 Programming Committee member, UNAVSA‐14 Programming Director, and UNAVSA‐15 Co‐Associate Director. Some of his interests include: singing, dancing, art, video/board games, laughing, traveling, trolling people, and failing at trying to live an active lifestyle!

Kat Phan

Kat Phan

External Vice President

Kat Phan (she/her/hers) calls both Tacoma, Washington and San Francisco, California home. She studied computer science, statistics, and public policy at Stanford University and is currently both a data scientist for Facebook’s Civic Engagement team and an engineer for AAPI Data. Kat’s mission is to leverage technology to highlight disparities, bridge socioeconomic gaps, and build equitable structures for marginalized communities. Beyond VSA, she is deeply invested in grassroots community organizing in the Bay Area, particularly with issues pertaining to tenants’ rights. In her spare time, she can be found biking, singing, or reading essentially anything.

Sarah Vuong

Sarah Vuong

Treasurer

Sarah Vuong was born and raised in Illinois. She received both her B.S.B.A in Accounting and Management and M.B.A. from Roosevelt University in Chicago. Sarah’s involvement in the Vietnamese community began in 2012 when she founded a VSA on her university campus. She continued her involvement in the Vietnamese community by serving as the treasurer of the Illinois Vietnamese Student Union. In 2014, Sarah joined UNAVSA as the CPP Audit Director and served four consecutive years in the role. Sarah is currently working as an Accountant at Jabil Packaging Solutions. In her free time, you can find Sarah binge watching the newest superhero series on Netflix, working out or napping.

Thu-Mai Nguyen

Thu-Mai Nguyen

Secretary

Thu-Mai Nguyen is a born and raised Houstonian and received her B.S. in Kinesiology and her B.A. in Dance from the University of Houston. She is excited to be studying Physical Therapy at UTMB in Galveston in her pursuit in providing accessible healthcare. With dance, she aims to help expand the field of performing arts medicine and promote arts education.

Thu-Mai has been involved in VSA/UVSA South/UNAVSA circuit for the past six years most recently serving as the 2016-2017 UNAVSA Sponsorship Co-Director. She is an advocate for bringing necessary resources to marginalized communities which underscores her desire to serve the North American Vietnamese youth. While her primary goal is to bring social equality on a variety of fronts, she also enjoys traveling, fashion, eating, and serving up Southern hospitality.

Previous Executive Boards

2016-2018

President: Thoa Kim Nguyen
Internal VP: Jennifer Nghe
External VP: Jenni Huynh
Treasurer: Phuc Hong Phan
Secretary: Ly Nguyen

2014-2016

President: My-Phuong Ly
Internal VP: Lucy Tran
External VP: Frank Huynh
Treasurer: Hop Hoang
Secretary: Timmy Vo

2012-2014

President: Lan Anh Nguyen
Internal VP: Nghia Le
External VP: Dat Nguyen
Treasurer: Thuy-Lan Doan
Secretary: Vu Thai

2010-2012

President: Dan Huynh
Internal VP: Lan Anh Nguyen
External VP: Andrew-Brian Nguyen
Treasurer: Long Nguyen
Secretary: Thoa Kim Nguyen

2008-2010

President: Brian Vo
Internal VP: Don Nguyen
External VP: Kim Vu
Treasurer: Jennifer Le
Secretary: Nick Ngo

2006-2008

President: Hai Ton
Internal VP: Huy Tran
External VP: Minh Thanh
Treasurer: Aileen Pham
Secretary: Victor Nguyen

2005-2006

President: Tony Ngo

2004-2005

President: Quoc Phan