Committee of Management 2019 - 2020

Elected on 18th October 2019





Ms Thanh-Kham Tran-Dang



BA (Arts), Saigon, currently interpreter for TIS. A founding member, joined in 1983.

Ms Vinh Nguyen


A pharmacist in Viet Nam, joined in 1984.

Mrs Cam Nguyen


M.A. Hons, Econ. (Cambridge Uni), Dip.Ed., Dip. Ed. Admin.(Melbourne Uni). Founded AVWA in 1983. Worked for AMES for 19 years as Teacher, Organiser, Principal & Co-ordinator. CEO since 2004.

Mrs Yen Bui

Hon. Treasurer

A high school science & mathematics teacher in Vietnam, joined in 1990.

Ms Ngoc Anh Nguyen


A pharmacist in Vietnam. In Australia since 1982, worked in various capacities as a pharmacy technician, welfare worker, interpreter and Vietnamese language teacher. Worked in Mental Health Program at CoHealth for 20 years until retired. Joined in 2017.

Ms Kat O'Reilly


With wide experience in community development and strong interest in fine Arts, former CEO of Ashburton Support Services. Joined in November 2014.

Prof Trang Thomas AM


A graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, currently Emeritus Professor of RMIT with Ph.D from La Trobe U. Was Assistant Human Rights Commissioner, member of Victorian Mental Health Tribunal and Chair of the Victorian Multicultural Commission. Was on the Boards of SBS, Alzheimer’s Australia (Vic), Victorian Casino and Gaming Authority, National Health and Medical Research Council, National Council for the Celebration of Federation and Australian Psychological Society. Was on AVWA board from 2008 to 2013 and re-joined in 2018. Has published a number of research papers on the aged.

Ms Karen Hucks