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About Us: Board of Directors

Terry Anderson

Co-Chair

Mr. Anderson is a former U.S. Marine who served in Vietnam. He was Associated Press Bureau Chief in Beirut when taken hostage by radical fundamentalists and remained a captive for seven years. He is Honorary Chairman of the Committee to Protect Journalists.

Kieu Chinh

Co-Chair

Twice a refugee in her homeland, Ms. Chinh is an award-winning actress and lives in California.

Sam Russell

President

An engineer who has worked in Vietnam and France for over two decades Sam holds the highest honor that can be bestowed upon a foreigner by the President of Vietnam, the Friendship Medal.

Anthony W. Accamando Jr.

Retired from the cable industry and a Vietnam veteran, Tony works in partnership with Veterans Cable Services and Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs to provide service canines to disabled veterans.

Anders Christian Anderson

International Architect and Project Management Specialist, Anders worked in more than 20 countries for the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank. Before his retirement in July 2016, he worked for the World Bank where he served as International Project Coordinator.

Binh D. Nguyen

CEO, Saigon Express Forwarding Corporation

Retired, Chief Representative, FedEx Express Vietnam

The Honorable Edward Timperlake

A U.S. Naval Academy graduate who flew F-4 Phantom II aircraft with the US Marine Corps in Southeast Asia, Ed has served 3 presidents, is a NYT best selling author and is Managing Editor of Sldinfo.com, a US French International Defense Publication

Marcia Landau

Executive Director

In Memoriam

Lewis B. Puller, Jr.

Author, Fortunate Son

Thomas W. Kennedy

Beloved Board Member

James Kimsey, Advisor

Chairman Emeritus, AOL

We are sad to say we have lost a beloved member of the VCF family, longtime Board member Tom Kennedy. Congenial and fun-loving with an easy smile, Tom was passionate about and dedicated to the Vietnamese children. Over the years he raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for VCF. His family and friends personally funded the construction of two schools: one in Phu Da and one in Que Son, the home village of his adopted son Khoa. Thanks for everything, Tom. We miss you.

Tom Kennedy - Vietnam Children's Fund

Tom Kennedy and son Khoa at a VCF school dedication.