Hung Pho immigrated to the U.S. from Vietnam in 1975, with his parents, older brother, and some extended family. Most of the Pho family settled in south Texas, where they were embraced and generously supported by a church community that helped them to acclimate to their new home. With this support, hard work, and creativity, Hung’s parents eventually started a family business that enabled Hung, his brother, and others in the family to pursue the “American dream.” The business has enabled Hung and his family to pursue education and professional goals, and to give to those in need. Helping those in his home country has always been a passion for Hung’s father, and upon learning about the incredible work of COV, the Pho family has been fully engaged in supporting COV programs. In his professional life, Hung is also passionate about work that supports vulnerable children and families in the U.S. He is currently working at ICF, where he leads and conducts evaluations of programs that provide training and support for state and local agency professionals who work with abused and neglected children and families who are involved with the child welfare system. Hung currently lives in Annandale, VA with his wife and their two teenage children. In his free time, he loves to play tennis and tinker on the piano and cello.