Who we are

Our Mission

To preserve and enhance Little Saigon’s cultural, economic, and historic vitality.

Our Vision

Little Saigon is the hub of the Vietnamese American community where all families and businesses are thriving.

Staff

Friends of Little Sài Gòn staff are here to support
you and the Little Saigon community.

Quynh Pham

Executive Director

Quynh Pham is the Executive Director of the Friends of Little Sài Gòn. 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

Operations Director

Valerie Tran is the Operations Director for FLS and is responsible for overseeing its daily operations and programs. Valerie works 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 throughout the country, helping them plan for greater cultural and economic vitality. She previously 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

Community Engagement Coordinator

Ricky Pham is the Community Engagement Coordinator. In this role, he coordinates the Small Business Program and Small Business Lab, providing services and support to over 70 small businesses in the neighborhood. These services include: applying for funding, public safety resources and reporting, safety and health education and training and more. He regularly communicates with small business owners ensuring that they are up to date on regulations and events impacting their business. Ricky was born and raised in Seattle and grew up in the Beacon Hill neighborhood. He graduated from the University of Washington with degrees in Communication and Diversity.

Angela Ngo

Little Saigon Creative Coordinator

Angela Ngo (She/Her) is the Little Saigon Creative Coordinator. In this role, she coordinates the day-to-day functions of the Little Saigon Creative space as well as FLS’s arts and cultural programs including language courses, art exhibitions, and the community library. She is passionate about the intersection of health equity, business, and community development. Angela has worked in mental health to catalyze lasting systemic improvements. She previously collaborated with King County on a research project to address housing instability among BIPOC youth. Angela graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in Public Health and Global Health and completed her Master’s in Business Administration at Seattle University. She hopes to use her knowledge and skills in administration to promote public health and equity to create thriving communities.

Board of directors

Josh Brevoort – Zero Plus Architects
Dr. Tam Dinh – Saint Martin’s University
Nam Huynh – Amazon
Tam Nguyen – Tamarind Tree
Steve Scheele – WA Attorney General’s Office
Leeching Tran – Viet-Wah Supermarket
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