Carol Nguyen is an alumnus of the University of North Texas where she earned a B.F.A. in Communication Design and B.B.A. in Business Marketing. Her work was showcased at the 2008 Dallas Society of Visual Communication National Student Show and she was awarded with a Fort Worth Addy for Art Direction in 2009. Carol has been in the professional design industry for 10 years, gathering experience from large agencies, smaller in-house companies, and local private businesses. She has gained much insight through working with diverse industries such as technology, education, oil & gas, medical, food, entertainment and beauty. Currently, she co-owns Blue Cardigan Creative, a boutique design agency located in Uptown Dallas.
Carol’s interest in philanthropy have led to her involvement with several organizations. She volunteers her skills as a visual communicator to help advocate for local organizations such as Against The Grain Productions, The Source of Hope, and Pros for Paws.
A Native from Atlanta, GA, Nash is a transplant to the DFW Metroplex. He graduated from Georgia State University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. He is currently working as a Revenue Collections Specialist for a company that operates Free-Standing ER facilities throughout the Mid-West and West Coast regions. Nash specializes in medical claims lifecycle for commercial and governmental payers such as Medicare and Medicaid. Nash has been in the Healthcare sector for over 7 years working in different institutions from private practices and clinics to global brand corporations.
On his off days, Nash likes to go fishing, play billiards, and run the occasional 5K races supporting local causes within the DFW area. Nash joined NAAAP back in 2015 as a volunteer and became the National Liaison for NAAAP-DFW chapter from 2016-2018. Nash will soon be the 2019 Vice President of Strategic Development and Operations for NAAAP-DFW.
Lucy Vo is a graduate from the University of Texas at Dallas with Bachelors in Marketing and Finance, M.S. in Marketing, concentration on Advertising and Branding, and an MBA, concentration on Marketing Management. She currently works as the Product Marketing Specialist for a SaaS company based in Dallas, managing two key customer markets. Lucy has been involved with the DFW Asian American community since her college days and aspires to continue to do so through her professional career. Outside of work, Lucy loves geeking over great ad campaigns and NFL football. Go Cowboys!
Ms. Vivian Wong is a design and implementation leader. Having worked in the software development arena over 15 years, Ms. Wong has acquired strong applications and technical capabilities in technology platforms, applications, Software control and Software engineering with companies that include Nortel Networks, BAE systems, and L3 Technologies. Along with the technical expertise, Ms. Wong has an innate approach to working with customers and problem solving. With her strong and amicable coaching style, Ms. Wong is effective in collaborating with her customers and teams on difficult projects.
Ms. Wong is fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin Chinese. She holds an Active Secret Clearance. Ms. Wong received her Bachelor’s in Computer Science and MBA with a dual concentration in Global Business and Financial Services from the University of Dallas. Ms. Wong has a proven track record to successfully resolve software defects and manage high profile government contracts.
Ms. Wong is a leader in the DFW community and currently holds a Vice President Finance role with the National Association of Asian American Professionals in Dallas – Fort Worth, Texas and is the Secretary with The Source Of Hope as well. Ms. Wong is interested in exploring the business development and the program management areas of work.
Ms. Wong believes that businesses today could benefit from her confident approach to accomplish goals and meet customer expectations. Additionally, in her non-profit work, Ms. Wong believes every leader should give back in their time and mentorship.
Jason is an engineer who keeps a hand in a little bit of everything. He graduated with a degree in Electrical & Computer Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, but has been working professionally in IT since the dot-com boom of the late 1990s.
Jason serves Code Authority as a Technical Project Manager, providing guidance and support for the development teams to ensure that their work is clear and their progress unimpeded. When he is not meeting with clients, clarifying work, or working to resolve issues for the teams, he likes to assist with Business Development and contribute to RFP bids.
Outside of normal working hours, Jason is on the Board of Directors for the Dallas Texas Exes and the National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) DFW chapter and is a past president of the International Fantasy Gaming Society (IFGS) Dallas chapter.
A native of Irving, Texas, Joslin Doan's volunteer efforts have reached communities in Dallas-Fort Worth and Los Angeles.
As a professionally trained chef, Joslin has taken her culinary skills from upscale restaurants and hotels to small kitchens helping locals in need. While residing in L.A., Doan joined Project Angel Food in preparing nutritious meals for locals facing life-threatening illnesses who are unable to shop or cook for themselves. P.A.F. prepares and delivers over 500,000 healthy meals a year.
In Dallas, Joslin quickly became a leader in the kitchen while volunteering with Plano-based The Source of Hope. Working alongside other dedicated leaders, she has helped to create savory, healthy meals for hundreds of Dallasites battling homelessness.
Joslin Doan's humanitarian efforts go beyond working behind the scenes in the kitchen. Along with collecting large amounts of clothing for children in need in Vietnam, Joslin has also worked with the SPCA to ensure the adoption of pets to forever homes. And after learning how Arlington Life Shelter helps provide housing, employment programs and transitional services for North Texans overcoming homelessness, Doan offered support by donating and raising funds for much-needed supplies. Those same efforts were applied in providing food supplies for struggling families turning to the Dallas Missionaries of Charity for help.
Even professionally, Joslin Doan is compelled to assist others. After shifting from the culinary arts, Joslin's career has led to the family businesses of real estate and income tax services. Here she helps clients find a home to match their needs, personality and budget. As a tax preparer, Doan provides business owners and individuals with expertise to benefit their tax filings. She has also taken on the role of property manager overseeing rental properties for international homeowners.
As a member of the NAAP family, Joslin Doan focuses on event and program development. Through these endeavors, members can not only build professional and social relationships, but they can also participate in volunteer opportunities. From casual networking events to charitable outreaches and more, Joslin's aim is to grow and strengthen the North Texas NAAP community.
Tomas Sarangay or namely Kenji was born in Tokyo, Japan and now a thriving member in the DFW community. He earned the Bachelors of Science in the field of Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington and continued to pursue his career in the Aerospace Industry. From 2006 Kenji explored many facets of engineering and technology within Lockheed Martin, Pratt & Whitney, and United Airlines. He joined NAAAP-DFW in 2012 as Director of Marketing & Technology then begin working with Operations to manage NAAAP-DFW's Annual Galas in 2013 and 2014. Kenji also participated in other large projects such as Entertainment Team in the 11th UNAVSA Conference and Volunteer Manager for the 2015 NAAAP National Convention.
Kenji is currently taking on a new product introduction for Pratt & Whitney in East Hartford, CT while continuing the support for NAAAP-DFW as VP of Technology