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Kim Ngan Nguyen


Kim comes from a management and accounting background. For over 15 years she has been working as an auditor, business consultant, financial project coordinator, accountant or finance manager for various organisations, including international accounting firms, university and many international commercial corporations in diverse industries. Kim has been a volunteer for several local Vietnamese charities as well as Sydney Basket Brigade & Magic Moments. She believes that it is now time to consolidate all these skills and experiences to support VABAA in serving less privileged people. Kim is aware that her effort is like a drop of water in the ocean; however, if many people support this mission, together a long lasting ripple effect can be created.

Peter Doan

Vice-president Marketing & Operation

Thanh is one of ten children in his family. He was born in a remote village in the East of Vietnam. His mother raised him and his sibblings in the Roman Catholic tradition. From his mother, he learnt to work diligently, have faith in God and act with compassion. Thanh works as an Early Chidhood Educator. Working with children taught Thanh to be patient, gentle and caring. He finds the children's enthusiasm and love for learning infectious. Thanh is also a music conductor for the Amazing Grace choir, a role which he relishes as he is very pasionate about music and anything artistic in nature. Above all, he feels that the choir enables him to connect with people whose souls are in sync with his own, who share the same faith and desire to serve God and their community through their songs and music. Thanh believes that by being a part of VABAA, he is able to share God's love and blessings to all those who are much less fortunate than himself.

Ivy Tran

Vice-President Governance & Communication

At an early age, Ivy fled Viet Nam with her family by boat and arrived at a refugee camp in 1989. Ivy lived there for four years. During this time, she received first hand experience of life's hardships. For this reason, in 2007 Ivy joined a non profit organization aimed at support missionary work both in Australia and overseas. Ivy is currently working in finance and marketing. In 2012, Ivy enthusiastically became an office bearer with VABAA. She saw this as an opportunity for her to utilize her skills and knowledges to make a difference in the society.

Tung Pham

Mediator & Social Services

Tung came to Australia as a refugee. As a new comer he has worked in a factory, yet with hard work and determination he graduated from the university and became a counsellor. For the past 16 years Tung has been practicing as a Drug and Alcohol Counsellor, as well as being a Senior Health Educator. With his insight into others’ suffering and hardship, especially those with mental illness, Tung has facilitated many therapeutic group treatment programs to help people from all walks of life. He has extreme confidence in VABAA’s managing team and believes that the association is a great initiative, a sign of appreciation and a practical way for any refugee to give back to the country that has given them so much. Tung hopes that through his work with VABAA he will be able to help others and make a difference in the world.

Thuy Nguyen


Thuy studied finance but joined a Telecommunication organisation to become an accountant in 2009. For some years she served as a volunteer for a number of local charities. Thuy joined VABAA in 2012, where she uses her skills, energy and commitment to support and empower unfortunate and disadvantaged people, regardless of their religion, background, gender and language.

Yen Nguyen


Yen was born and grew up in a loving and caring family with nothing to worry about, as a result she often not preoccupy with people who are less fortunate than herself. However when she embarked on a charity trip to Vietnam, organised by Father Liem, she had an eye-opening experience about the disparity in society. Yen saw what life is like on the other side of the world and learnt to appreciate everything that she had. Her perspective on life changed when she met with unfortunate, disabled people and orphans who brought tears to her eyes. Their beautiful smiling faces and genuine gratitude made Yen feel motivated to do much more for them. She hopes that her work will help to share their stories and procure support for them.

Fr Liem Duong

Catholic Priest

Father Liem is a young and active priest in the Archdiocese of Sydney, especially in the Vietnamese city of Cabramatta. 

He was born in Vietnam in 1976. Arrived in Sydney with his family in 1992. He is one of the six children in a very devoted catholic family. He has completed his study and working in business firm for nearly three years. 

In 2000 he decided to join the seminary of the Good Shepherd to study for the priesthood. He was ordained as a deacon in 2005 and was appointed to St Mary Cathedral. After six months he was ordained priest by Cardinal George Pell at St Mary Cathedral Sydney and served as an Assistant priest and Master of Ceremony for Cardinal and heavily involved in organising the WYD 2008. 

From 2009 till present time he serves at Sacred Heart Cabramatta parish and assisting the Vietnamese Catholic community as well as many other roles in the Archdiocese of Sydney. 

Father Liem has a great love for the people especially the poor and always eager to do whatever he can to support the youth in the work of Charity.


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