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Father Martino Nguyễn Bá Thông (AKA Father Martino), M.Div; Founder

Rising from humble beginnings as a refugee from Vietnam, Father Martino became one of the youngest and most reputable catholic priests among the Vietnamese enclaves in the U.S.  Long before receiving his Master in Divinity at Mount Saint Mary University and Seminary, and ordination in 2004, he has worked with homeless children on the streets of several metropolitan cities in the States and in twenty-one other countries around the world.

His passion and perseverance to inculcate hope in the hopeless led Father Martino to establish OBV in 2008 to serve as the champion for Vietnamese children who are trafficked and enslaved as sex workers in brothels around Southeast Asia.  He has personally rescued children from brothels and is one of the few pioneers to bring international awareness to this social issue.  He has published numerous articles, presented at multiple national conventions, and appeared on various TV and radio shows.

In addition to spearheading OBV, Father Martino also serves as the Vice Chaplain General of Academic Affairs for the Vietnamese Eucharistic Youth Society in America.  He is known as one of the most dynamic trainers/chaplains among the twenty thousand members.

Aside from his volunteer work with OBV and the Vietnamese Eucharistic Youth Society, Father Martino is currently a full time pastor at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Americus, GA and Saint Michael in Montezuma, GA.  He is also a member of the Savannah Diocese’s Presbyterate Council and Personnel Board.  Father Martino aspires to strengthen the Catholic’s faith among the faithful and is on an endless pursuit to bring people closer to God.


 Dr. Thanh-Tam Nguyen, MD.; Chair of the Board

Dr. Thanh Tam was trained in Pediatrics/Adolescence as well as Internal Medicine. She has been a physician for 20+ years and has worked in the hospital, academic settings, primary care private practice, sex abuse clinic in Reno, Nevada and is currently work as public health medical officer for Orange County, California.

 

Dr. Vũ Thi Kim Nga, M.D.; Board Member

Conceived in Vietnam, born in a Refugee camp and arrived to the US as an infant, Dr. Vu’s erratic beginning cultivates her lifelong passion in helping children.

Dr. Vu graduated valedictorian from High School and magna cum laude from Wichita State University with a dual degree in Chemistry and Spanish. Following graduation, she spent a year volunteering full-time at the Covenant House, a faith-based shelter for homeless and runaway children in Atlantic City, NJ. This experience strengthened her affection towards helping less fortunate children. Motivated by her desire to do good for children in need, she continued her studies at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Vu completed her Family Medicine training at Emory University in Atlanta, GA.

She plans to practice in Atlanta and aspires to follow in the footsteps of her beloved role model, Blessed Theresa of Calcutta, to become a “mother” to homeless children in third world countries.

 

Nguyễn Sơn; Board Member, Director of Administration

Having experienced the detriment of social injustice first hand, Mr. Son Nguyen is a fervent believer that everyone deserves a just and dignified life.  Born in Saigon, Son left Vietnam in 1981 to seek asylum in Thailand as a refugee. Shortly after, he was adopted by an American military family and emigrated to Frankfurt, West Germany. In 1985, Son reunited with his biological family in Seattle, Washington.  

A character true to his name, Son has been dubbed as the "mover of mountains".  With his ability to stand firm in wavering environments, a goal driven personality, harmonious appeal and fierce temperament, Son gets the job done.  At present, Son serves as the Director of Software Applications Architecture for LeasePlan, Atlanta, GA.   His prior professional experiences include leadership positions with Boeing, IBM, Ryder, CSX, and Bax.  Son has a degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Washington.

Over the years, Son utilizes his leadership talents not only in career advancement but also in community development. He currently serves as the Director of Administration for One Body Village.  In this capacity, Son is committed to combat the injustice of child sexual exploitation.  In addition, Son also chairs the Finance Council (a multimillion dollar renovation project) for the Holy Martyrs of Vietnam Catholic Church in Atlanta. Previously, Son managed the Worship Commission, Discipleship and Hospitality Ministries.

 

Tiffany Thuy Dương; Board Member, Development Director

“Life is not simple or easy. No pain no gain! Everything has a price and you either pay for it now or after with interest.” This is Tiffany’s philosophy. 

Tiffany grew up in difficult times where people hustle for the bare necessities of life, and through this harsh reality, she quickly learned that nothing comes easy.  Throughout her upbringing in Vietnam and in the States, Tiffany worked diligently to attain her current status and intellectual wealth.  When confronted with life's calamity, with her tenacity and bold spirit, Tiffany has managed to overcome all obstacles.  With this mindset, she perceived OBV as a monumental challenge.  Just as Tiffany successfully conquered all barriers to her success, she is determined to subdue this task of bringing people together to BE A VOICE, LEND A HAND, and MAKE A DIFFERENCE in the lives of sexually abused children.  

Tiffany graduated from The Missouri University of Science and Technology with a Bachelor in Science in Electrical Engineer.  She is currently an engineer at a major aircraft corporation in Wichita, KS.  In addition to her involvement in OBV, she is also a youth-leader in the Vietnamese Eucharistic Youth Society in St. Louis, MO and Wichita, KS.   

 

Maria Nguyễn Công; Board Member, Secretary

An exhilarating young woman with intellectual poise, Maria features the beauty of the Vietnamese-American generation. She was born and raised in the US, yet she gracefully entwines in both cultures with her fluency in both languages and customs.   Maria is passionate about sharing her talents to enrich the lives of the youth in her community through youth ministry, teaching, music, and dance.  She is a youth-leader in the Vietnamese Eucharistic Youth Society serving the regional and local level members.  She is also a strong advocate for the rights of youths overseas.

Apart from her volunteer work, Maria is an engineer at a biomedical device company in Minnesota.  She graduated from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering.

 

 Duong Hoang, PhD., Board Member

 

Tiffany Pham, MSW; Board Member

After spending several years in the District of Columbia working with the mental health population, substance abusers and the homelessness, Tiffany came to known as a “jewel” within her professional circle.  She comes across as a soft spoken person, yet her stamina is tough as “diamond.”  While growing up, she fled Vietnam with her family during the "boat people" wave, this exposure to the detrimental environment at an early age led Tiffany to her vocation of serving disadvantage individuals.   

Tiffany received her Master of Social Work from Howard University.  At present, she serves as a mental health social worker in Arlington County Behavioral Healthcare Division.  Her prior clinical experiences include the Psychiatric Center Chartered and Community Connections in Washington DC.

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