Quynh Pham is the Executive Director of the Friends of Little Saigon. In this role, she is responsible for the organization’s overall strategic direction. Quynh is passionate about supporting small immigrant/refugee owned businesses and community-driven solutions to health, safety, and wealth-building for thriving communities. Through a race and social equity lens, this means centering our culture and identities, as well as acknowledging systemic racism to find solutions that meet people where they are. Prior to FLS, she has done fundraising and organizing in the API and Vietnamese community related to youth and education, community development, as well as health and public safety. Quynh has her bachelor’s in American Ethnic Studies from the University of Washington and a master’s in Public Administration from Seattle University.
Valerie Tran is the Operations Director for FLS and is responsible for overseeing its daily operations and programs. Valerie has worked at the intersection of urban planning and public health to foster healthy, safe, and dignified neighborhoods. Before FLS, she was a consultant to neighborhood and downtown organizations around the country, helping them plan for greater cultural and economic vitality. She has served on the board of FLS and the International Special Review District board, and she is currently council to Historic Seattle Preservation & Development Authority. Valerie has master’s degrees in Urban Planning and Public Health from University of Michigan.
Ricky Pham is the Community Engagement Coordinator. Ricky has done previous work in the CID community working with senior residents, hosting and organizing activities and community events. He is passionate about two things: serving and improving his community and API representation and visibility. Ricky graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in Communication and minor in Diversity.
Angela Ngo is the Community Builder. Angela started working for nonprofit organizations in high school and hopes to continue building her passion in the community. She has experience working with youth in diverse communities, public health, research, and community outreach. Angela will be graduating with her Public Health and Global Health degree from the University of Washington.