Nancy joined COV as a volunteer serving on the board for 5 years before being asked to become Executive Director and COV’s first US-based employee. Since 2011, she has overseen the expansion of Children of Vietnam including programs serving children with disabilities, single mothers with dependent children and C’tu ethnic minority children and families.
During her time at COV, Nancy has overseen the strengthening of the COV Board, the expansion of both the US and Vietnam staff, and the redesign of its website and communications strategies. She is also responsible for the development of key partnerships and collaborations with a range of foundations, corporations, and nonprofits whose missions and goals align with COV.
Nancy graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the University of Virginia. She worked as a Director of Development with Children, Youth, and Family Services, the Boys & Girls Club in Charlottesville and established a grant writing consultancy before joining the COV board. She lives in Charlottesville, VA with her family and dog Toby.
Linh Pham most recently worked as the interim executive director and CIVIC Program coordinator with the Delaware Valley branch office of Boat People, SOS, a Vietnamese American national organization that works to empower, equip, and organize Vietnamese individuals and communities in their pursuit of liberty and dignity. In her four years with the organization, she had the pleasure of providing advice, application assistance, and learning support to the Vietnamese-speaking communities of Philadelphia and southern New Jersey on matters related to the US naturalization process and voter education. Wearing several other hats in the office, she also served as a Navigator in a city-wide effort lead by refugee/immigrant community-serving groups to enroll Philadelphia refugee/immigrant residents into a health insurance coverage plan under the Affordable Care Act. Linh was a VIET fellow with the Asian American Pacific Islander in Philanthropy organization learning about Agent Orange and its effects on communities in and around Central Vietnam prior to joining BPSOS. Children of Vietnam was her host organization for this experience while she was in the country. Most recently, she was a volunteer with the Greensboro Senior Center and its ESL citizenship classes for elder refugee students. Linh is very excited to continue to grow and develop as a community-oriented person of service with Children of Vietnam once more. She looks forward to making the acquaintance of the rest of COV’s executive board and staff members in the near future.