Enhancing the health, education, and social well-being of low-income and underserved people in the greater Houston metropolitan area through its many health care programs, training programs and community service programs, including the provision of safe, decent and affordable housing for low-income families.

Board of Directors Bios

Frank W. Kelley, Board Chair: Mr. Frank Kelley is a highly accomplished business professional and administrator who has an extensive knowledge in English literature and composition. Mr. Kelley was the Chief Operating Officer of a multi-million dollar international firm in Houston, Texas, and Baku, Azerbaijan, providing translation services to oil/gas, engineering, legal, and medical clients. He has worked on international study, business, and educational program development in the Azerbaijan, Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, India, Thailand, Vietnam, Angola, Sweden, and England. He is currently the Assistant Dean at the Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston (UH). He has provided service on the University Advising Committee, the Reaccreditation Committee and the BBA Curriculum Review Committee and Strategic Planning Committee at UH. He has also received the Melcher Faculty Excellence Award (1993), Magner Award (1994), UH Staff Excellence Award (1995), CBA Outstanding Staff Member (1997) and the Dean’s Excellence Award (2006). Besides being the Board Chair of VN TeamWork (VNTW), Mr. Kelley is a member of the Houston World Affairs Council and the Asia Society. He has done postgraduate study in English literature/composition at UH, received a Master of Arts in English Literature at McNeese State University, a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at McNeese State University, a Master of Theology in Semitic Languages at Dallas Theological Seminary, and a Bachelor of Arts in English at West Texas State University.

Nina P. Nguyen, R.Ph., Vice Chair: Ms. Nina Nguyen is a dedicated health care professional as well as a committed business professional. She has volunteered her time at VNTW for health care and fundraising events since 1996. She is also known as a community activist and hosts monthly radio talk shows on community issues. She is currently working as both the Chief Pharmacist of Kim Long Pharmacy and a Real Estate Broker for America Investment Group. She attended the UCI/ Irvine-California for the Pharmacy Reviewing Courses to obtain the Pharmacist license, Houston Community College for the Real Estate Broker license, San Jacinto College for the Real Estate license, and she graduated from the University of Saigon, School of Pharmacy with a Bachelor of Science with honors as a Registered Pharmacist.

Duong Pham, Treasurer: Mr. Duong Pham is currently employed by the Houston Community College as an Instructional Technical Support for Coleman College’s computer center. He ensures that the servers and workstations are in good working condition and ready for the students to access at any time. In 2003, he joined the Hoa Lu group, a nonprofit organization that provided complementary services to the Vietnamese community in Houston, where he was an Instructor for computer classes (basic, intermediate and advance). In 2005, he joined as a volunteer for VN Teamwork’s VITA Program which provides free income tax preparation services for low-income taxpayers, and became a VITA Site Manager in 2008. He manages the volunteers at his site location and works with the other Site Managers to improve the quality of services for the VITA program.

Ngoc-Tan Trinh, Secretary: Ms. Ngoc-Tan Trinh has a strong background in Business Management and Media, and is a very well known media personality in Houston, since she has been a Radio Anchor for Radio Saigon Houston 900 AM for many years. She has been a talk show host, reporter for events, evening news anchor, public relations coordinator and a bilingual translator. She has excellent communication skills and is very enthusiastic and motivated in her work. She has volunteered at VNTW for many years and has helped to promote the VNTW programs and services to the community through the radio broadcasts. She graduated from Northwood University with a Bachelor of Arts in Management, has attended courses at Rice University in Understanding Market Indicators, and has studied Community Media & TV News Reporting from the Media Justice, VATV.

Dr. Tuyen Bui, Director

Marie Lee, Director

Lam Nguyen, Director

Advisory Council

  • Peter J. Bennett, Esq.
  • Janice Calloway, B.S.R.N.
  • Rogene Calvert
  • Madeline My-Loan Nguyen
  • Betty Lee Streckfuss






Executive Director

  • Mike C. Nguyen



  • Quan Do
  • Khuong Nguyen
  • Nam V. Nguyen
  • Thai-Binh Nguyen
  • Van Nguyen
  • Vien N. Nguyen
  • Thu Ong
  • Tina D. Pham
  • Anh N. Tran
  • Nhi Tran
  • Tuan Tran
  • Judy Truong
  • Terry Truong
  • Thao Vu


VNTW also collaborates with other organizations from the Vietnamese-Americans community and the community at large, including:

  • American Red Cross
  • Asian American Bar Association
  • Asian American Family Services
  • Asian American Health Coalition / HOPE Clinic
  • Asian Senior Coalition
  • Better Business Bureau
  • Boat People SOS
  • Center for Faith and Health Initiatives
  • Chinese Community Center
  • City of Houston
  • FDIC Money Smart Program
  • Gulf Coast Community Services Association
  • Harris County Area Agency on Aging
  • Harris County Community Services Department
  • Harris Health System
  • Houston Area Women’s Center
  • Houston Galveston Area Council
  • Houston Volunteers Lawyers Program
  • Internal Revenue Service – VITA Program
  • National Asian Pacific Center on Aging
  • The Information Group for Asian American Rights
  • United States Census 2000
  • United Way of Greater Houston
  • University of Houston
  • VERB Partner
  • Vietnamese Community of Houston and Vicinity
  • Vietnamese Culture & Science Association
  • Vietnamese Professionals Society