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Advisory Board

Dr. Le Quy Nguu

    Dr. Le, a traditional medicine physician, is the Lead of all TCF medical missions in Viet Nam. Currently, he is practicing oriental medicine at the Duc Loi Y Quan clinic, 44 Hai Trieu Street, Hue.

Professional background

  • Bachelor of Science at Saigon Agriculture and Forestry University (1973-1975)
  • Traditional Medicine Standardization, Hue University of Medicine
  • Lectureship on Traditional Medicine and Pharmacy Institute, Hanoi, 1994
  • Acting as a commissioner of the Board of Directors of Thua Thien Hue Oriental Medicine and Pharmacy Association
  • Has published 25 volumes of books and dictionaries covering all health issues, oriental medicine to Vietnamese Nom Script (old Vietnamese language).


  • Knight of Information technology in Viet Nam, 2005, E-Chip, for his public domain software that converts Vietnamese to Han Nom font.
  • Traditional Medicine and Pharmacy, Hue, 2006
  • Scientific and technological creativity in Han Nom characters, Thua Thien Hue, 2007

In May 2010, Dr. Le established the "Nhân Ái Free Clinic"  in An Cựu City to serve underprivileged patients from all over places.

Lisa Iavelli

    Lisa has been with the Compassion Flower since 2005. Lisa's humanitarian work with TCF was inspired by her friend, Ngoc Nguyen, who worked in the same department as Lisa at Qualcomm. Even though Lisa has never been to Viet Nam, her work for TCF in America is remarkable.  She has been involved in fundraising, advertising, and advising for several TCF events and cultural orientation for newly arrived Vietnamese students. Lisa enjoys gardening and has recently started taking piano lessons. Her favorite Vietnamese food is Pho, Bo Luc lac, and Banh Canh.

Mr. Anh-Dzung Nguyen

    Mr. Nguyen earned a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical and Electronics from Melbourne University, Australia. He currently works at  Salmat Pty Ltd as  IT Infrastructure and Operations Manager. In childhood, Dung often helped his mother in pursuing humanitarian works in Viet Nam. Inspired by his mother's works and spirit, Mr. Dzung and his family members are heavily involved in The Compassion Flower missions. 

Board Of Directors 

Tuan Hoang


Tuan Hoang is a Vietnamese American who lives in  California. He earned a bachelor's degree at UCSC in Computer Engineering and has more than 23 years of experience on various high-tech companies in Silicon Valley, such as IBM Global Services, Mountain View, a Siemens-Nixdorf/EDS in San Jose, and  Hewlett-Packard in Palo Alto. Tuan is currently working for a California State Public Transit System company in the Bay Area, CA, as a Senior Telecommunications Engineer. Tuan is interested in devoting his free time to participate and promote non-profit Vietnamese social activities. He has also shared the other Directors of The Compassion Flower's common goals for years. Tuan enjoys hiking, biking, and golfing in his hometown in San Ramon.

Thu-Trinh LE

Vice President

Thu-Trinh joined TCF in 2005. She earned a Bachelor of Linguistics, major in English, from the Hue University of Pedagogy. Upon graduation, Trinh taught English in several high schools and language centers before migrated to The United States in 2005. Trinh now lives in Orange County and works at Applied Medical Resource Corporation in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA. Trinh has been taking part in organizing several fundraising events for TCF in America. Occasionally, she travels to Vietnam to carry out the TCFs' humanitarian missions.

Mai Khuong


Mai is a Vietnamese American who lives in Orange County, California. She has a bachelor’s degree in business from San Diego State University. After graduating, she worked for Merrill Lynch for over a year and then obtained a master’s degree in education from San Diego University. Upon her master’s degree graduation, Mai taught at San Diego County for several years before moving to Orange County, California. Mai often travels to Vietnam to help carry out the mission of The Compassion Flower. Ms. Khuong works with the Treasurer to manage The Compassion Flower's budget, prepare financial reports, and prepare various brochures for The Compassion Flower.  Mai sings professionally and also is an excellent cook. Mai often prepares food for The Compassion Flower fundraising events.

Ngoc TB Nguyen, Ph.D.


Education & Profession

     Ngoc Nguyen left Vietnam for Australia in 1981. She earned a Bachelor of Electronics and Computer Science at Latrobe University and a Master's degree in computer science and Business study at RMIT University in Australia. Ngoc worked for several private sectors and government organizations before leaving Australia for the USA in 1998 and worked for Qualcomm Inc. in San Diego. Ngoc resigned from Qualcomm in late 2007 to work as a freelance consultant to manage time for her philanthropic pursuits. Ngoc earned a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration at Walden University, USA.  Charity work   

Charity work 

     Ngoc was inspired by her mother's devotion to the impoverished people since childhood. At 1 started she started her charity works with Red Cross, Girl Scout group for disaster relief efforts. After 1975, she supported the orphans, disable, and mentally ill people at Kim Long Orphanage in Hue (run by the nuns of Kim Long convent) until she left Viet Nam (1980).

    On her first trip back to Vietnam in 1989, Ngoc was again struck by the impact of her mothers' works for misfortune people in remote villages of Central Vietnam. And in the years since, joined by her friends, Ngoc has worked to continue charitable efforts and formed The Compassion Flower in 1990. Ngoc directly participates in carrying out The Compassion Flower's mission in Vietnam. 


Nguyen, B.N. (June 17, 2020) Human Trafficking Crime Awareness Among Remote Communities in Central Vietnam.  Amazon. Eliva Press.ISBN-10: 1952751128, ISBN-13: 978-1952751127

Nguyen, B. N., & Gordon, M. (2020). Human trafficking and gender inequality in remote communities of Central Vietnam. Journal of Social Change, 12, 134–150. https://doi.org/10.5590/JOSC.2020.1.1.11


Thanh-Huyen Nguyen

Chief Representative in Vietnam

Huyen gained a degree in Linguistics, a major in English, from Hue Technical College. Huyen has been involving in all TCF major projects since 2008 and has been holding the Chief representative position since 2020. Huyen is a master in cooking the Vietnam royal court dishes and Hue authentic dishes.

Bao-Quyen Le

Assistant Chief Representative in Vietnam

Quyen Joined TCF in early 2016 as an assistant to the Chief Representative in Vietnam. Quyen's primary role is interacting with students and people in the target communities. Quyen earned a Master's Degree in Chemistry at Hue Pedagogical University.

Minh-Tam Nguyen

Operating Officer in Vietnam

Tam earned a bachelor's degree in History at Hue University. Her mother's humanitarian work inspired tam's charity endeavor. Tam joined TCF in the early 2000s and was involved in different TCF's missions in Thua Thien Hue's rural areas. Tam has accepted the position of operating officer in Vietnam since June 2014.

Thuy-Tram HO

Education Team in
Viet Nam

Tram has been doing volunteer work with TCF for the last ten years. She carries out a need assessment of most education cases.  Upon her graduation, Tram headed south for her career endeavor, and she handles TCF works in southern Vietnam provinces. Tram reads, writes, and speaks English fluently. Tram loves music and reading.

Giang-Tran HO

Lead of Education Team
in Viet Nam

Giang-Tran has been doing volunteer work with TCF in the last ten years. Tran is the TCF liaison officer and holds an essential role in the TCF Education mission. Apart, Giang-Tran carries out the most needed assessment of all cases and handles urgent situations on behalf of the TCF leading team. Tran loves music and reading. She earned a  Bachelor of Science in Marketing at University College Dublin, Ireland


Dr. Trang K Hoang

Representative in Australia

Dr. Trang Hoang earned a degree of Bachelor of Medicine from Monash University. She had practiced in several hospitals before joining Dr. Trung-Hieu Dinh in operating the For Life Medical Clinic. Apart from being an experienced physician, Dr. Trang is also an talented musician. She can play six different musical instruments. Besides, Trang also has a gifted voice that attracts the audiences in all concerts she participates in. Trang is a key member of TCF in Australia; she also goes to Vietnam to carry out the TCF medical missions.

Thuong Huynh

Representative in Australia

Thuong is one of the founders of The Compassion Flower. Thuong earned a Bachelor Of Computer Science from Melbourne University. She has been working in the IT field for several governments and private sectors. Thuong has always been a  great member and a great TCF donor in the last 30 years; she also travels to Vietnam to carry out The Compassion Flower's mission. Thuong loves reading and meditation in her free time.

Huan Pham

fundraiser team member

Huan Pham  graduated from Monash University with a degree in Information Systems in  1991. She worked at JBWere and Goldman Sachs for three years as a computer programmer and currently works at Telstra, Melbourne, Australia. Huan loves reading, crafts work, swimming, and table tennis. Huan has been actively working extremely hard in all The Compassion flower fundraising events in Australia.

Thuy Nguyen

Treasurer Assistant in Australia.

Thuy has 30 years of experience in an Academic environment; Thuy earned a bachelor’s degree of Science at Swinburne University, Melbourne. Thuy has helped to manage the fund accountancy for TCF in the last 15 years efficiently. Thuy often goes  to Vietnam for TCF disaster relief mission in the last several years.

TCF Members in USA, Australia, Singapore, Vietnam

Please know that we could not accomplish all missions without your hard work. You have made an  remarkable  difference.