Capacity Building Workshops – San Jose, California – Fall 2010

You are cordially invited to attend the

VA NGO Network Fall Capacity Building Workshop

Saturday, September 25, 2010
Do Gooders with Spreadsheets: Changing Lives through Social Entrepreneurship
Presented by Jerry Hildebrand from the Global Center for Social Entrepreneurship, Univ. of Pacific

Also join us to share your highlight programs at the VANGO Network Members Forum

Saturday, September 25, 2010, 9:00AM 5:00PM
Marriott Residence Inn, 1501 California Circle, Milpitas, California 95035

Reception & Evening Mixer
6:00PM – 9:00PM
Hosted by Hien & Tuong Quyen at their residence in San Jose, CA

Program Agenda:
9:00 -12:00 noon: Do Gooders with Spreadsheets, Jerry Hildebrand
12:00 – 1:00 pm: Lunch break
1:00 – 2:15 pm: VA NGO Members Forum – Program Highlights
2:15 – 2:30 pm: Break
2:30 – 4:00 pm: VA NGO Health Education Initiatives, Dr. Quynh Kieu from Project Vietnam Foundation, and Thien Nhien Luong from Friends of Hue Foundation
4:00 – 5:00 pm: Updates of VA NGO Human Trafficking Program, and VA NGO Spring & Summer Capacity Building Workshops

To register, please click on link RSVP by Monday, September 20, 2010.

  • Members: 2 complimentary admission, $15 for additional
  • Non-Members: $30 , Full-Time Students : complimentary

For detailed info, sponsorship and volunteer opportunities, lodging, contact Cathy Lam +1 714 330 3589 USA or

About Our Presenters

Jerry Hildebrand is the Executive Director of the Global Center for Social Entrepreneurship. He joined Pacific in 2006 as the first director of the Global Center for Social Entrepreneurship. His responsibilities include management and administration of the Center, program design and development, formation of the Council of University Social Entrepreneurs (student arm of the Center), formation of the Advisory Board of social entrepreneurship professionals, development of the Mentorship Program, community liaison with non-profit organizations, design and development of a community-based microfinance fund, fundraising, and negotiation of contracts and grants.

Previously, Jerry was the CEO for 17 years of the Katalysis Partnership, a microfinance organization that provides training, technical assistance, and credit to non-governmental microfinance institutions (MFIs) in Central America (Guatemala, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador). The Katalysis Network of 22 MFIs provides microloans to over 275,000 clients (70% women; 97 % repayment). Prior to Katalysis, Jerry was the regional field director for International Voluntary Services, based on the island of Antigua, where he directed a socio-economic development program on ten newly independent island-nations in the Eastern Caribbean. His work in grassroots economic development started in Appalachia (West Virginia coal mining region) where he worked for 10 years to develop and direct the first rural Economic Development Corporation in the U.S. to finance community-based business enterprises in a chronically depressed region of the U.S.

Quỳnh Kiều, MD is a lifelong advocate for children, she has held various leadership positions at the Orange County Medical Association, California Medical Association, and the American Academy of Pediatrics. Quynh and Chan Kieu founded Project Vietnam in 1996 as an international project of the AAP, subsequently an independent foundation. It has brought thousands of volunteers through 2 medical mission trips annually to serve rural areas -23 provinces to date-, providing surgical repairs for children with facial deformities and eye defects, primary care services at remote clinics and schools, and medical training for healthcare personnel.

Besides a Newborn Health initiative since 2005 which was adopted into national policy, PVNF has a pilot project to develop a comprehensive child health system of care adapted from the Bright Futures program of the American Academy of Pediatrics, as a collaborative with the department of Pediatrics-HCM city and the Children Hospital. PVNF is proposing the Viet-First Aid for Caregivers and Teachers (Viet FACTS)as a key element to train a core group of healthcare and education personnel to create a safe environment for young children at childcare facilities and schools.

Thien-Nhien Luong, MPH -Thien-Nhien’s commitment to helping Vietnam stems from her organic experiences when working on the HIV/AIDS project in Vietnam to estimate the HIV infection rate among commercial sex workers. Thien-Nhien Luong had held various positions and managed different programs for the Public Health Department of Santa Clara County for a decade prior to resigning from the job she loved to be a full-time mom and devote to community and international development work. She last held the position of Senior Health Care Program Manager in the Office of Disaster Medical Services (ODMS) that is charged with the mission to prepare the department infrastructure and workforce in responding to emergency events of naturally occurring diseases, epidemics such as Pandemic Influenza and Weapon of Mass Destruction (WMD) including Biological Warfare or bio-terrorism such as Anthrax.

Mrs. Luong has been with Friends of Hue Foundation (FHF) since its formation in 2000. FHF was founded to provide health-, education-, microfinancing-, and vocation-assistance to children, impoverished families, marginalized populations, and victims of natural disasters in Central Vietnam. FHF’s Mobile Clinic Program (MCP) has brought free medical services and medicines to 85 villages. With teams of health professionals and volunteers, MCP has served over 35,000 poor people. To augment the current mobile clinic program (MCP), FHF recently launched a health education initiative called Health Initiative through Peer Education (HIPE) to address high prevalent of parasitic and diarrheal disease among children. Mrs. Luong will share her perspectives of HIPE