Board of Directors


Danh Truong, MD, MPH, Chair of the Board of Directors , is Board certified in Family Medicine,and a fellow of the American Academy of Family Practice. He also holds a Master in Public Health. Dr Truong is interested in the challenges of serving the uninsured & underserved population coming from diverse ethnic backgrounds in San Diego. He has dedicated significant time at the former Asian Pacific Health Center, providing medical services to the uninsured people in San Diego. Dr. Truong recently conducted Hepatitis B screening services at Sunnataram Monastery in Escondido on the Thai – Lao New Year Festival. (April 13, 2014). See More Bio here



Hai Tran, DO, President of the Vietnamese Physicians Association of San Diego joined the APHF Board of Directors in April 2014 and said that: “It is an honor for me to join Asian Pacific Health Foundation. I am happy to help the organization and our Asian and Vietnamese communities, and look forward to working with all members in the future”. Dr. Tran participated at the Spring 2014 Filipino Sun Festival at Mira Mesa Park, along with his wife Kim. They were very active counseling patients on various disease conditions. On June 22, 2014, both volunteered health screening services at the Summer Community Health Fair organized by the APHF at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in San Diego. See More Bio Here


Mr. Nghiep C. Le, Member and Former Chair of the Board of Directors, was a past President of the Vietnamese Federation of San Diego, an umbrella organization for more than 30 associations and businesses in San Diego. As a former Board member of the Small Business Association of San Diego, Mr. Le facilitates contacts with business leaders and advocates, and brings potential supporters to the APHF. Mr. Le is also Assistant Minister at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, site of many annual APHF health fairs in San Diego.




Khoa D. Nguyen, DOM, is Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors, co-founder of the Asian Pacific Health Foundation, is a long-time Board member of the Nhân Hòa Comprehensive Community Clinic in Garden Grove, California, the organization that supported the Asian Pacific Health Center in the very beginning. Dr. Nguyen is an acupuncturist with offices previously in San Diego and now in Orange County. A weekly newscaster at the VietNews TV in San Diego, Dr. Nguyen participates with Dr. Bruce Johnson and the Americans Helping Asian Children (AHAC) organization in annual charitable missions in Asia. Dr. Nguyen also plays and teaches the Vietnamese zither (dan tranh). See More Bio



Dr. Paul Huynh, MD, PhDDr. Huynh joined the Asian Pacific Health Foundation in early 2012 as a member of the Board of Directors, and has provided the locale for the APHF offices at 4844 University Ave Suite C, San Diego, CA 92105 since April 2013. Dr. Huynh is the Medical Director of Advanced Eye & Laser Center of California, Inc., a Staff Ophthalmologist at Sharp Memorial Hospital, San Diego, CA and Lasik Surgeon at the Eye Center in El Cajon, CA. Dr Huynh has provided free glaucoma screenings at health fairs in San Diego, and continues to sponsor APHF at various health screening activities for the community in East San Diego.

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Binh N. Tran, PharmD, MS, MBA, Co-founder and Board Secretary of the Asian Pacific Health Foundation, is the Executive Director. A practicing pharmacist with interests in public health issues, Dr Tran is also an Assistant Clinical Professor at the UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, where she precepts first year students in their Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE).  Dr. Tran is the Regional Director (Southwest II) of the National Hepatitis B Task Force – Focus on Asian and Pacific Islander Americans. She is also a member of the Hep B United Coalition, and a member of the American Cancer Society – Asian and Pacific Islander American Team to address health issues prominent in these population groups. See More Bio Here



Ton D. Tran, MD, is a Co-Founder and Board Member of the APHF Board of Directors. He was also a former President of the Vietnamese Physicians Association of San Diego (VPASD). Dr. Tran has been a family practitioner in San Diego for 31 years before retiring in 2012. During that time, he held leading positions with the Vietnamese American Medical Association, as President of the Executive Committee and Chair of the Board of Directors. Formerly on the Speaker Bureau for Bristol-Myers-Squibb, Dr. Tran continues to give presentations on Hepatitis B at health fairs and outreach events organized by the Asian Pacific Health Foundation.




Hiep Nguyen, MD was a former APHF Board Member, and a former Vice President of the Vietnamese Physicians Association of San Diego. A long-time member of the Vietnamese Elderly Association in San Diego, Dr. Nguyen comes to the monthly meetings, giving presentations on Hepatitis B, liver, colon, prostate, lung and skin cancers, to raise awareness of the seriousness of these diseases. Dr. Nguyen has s private practice in Internal medicine and Geriatrics in San Diego, and visits his patients at East San Diego Hospitals and skilled nursing facilities. An avid photographer, Dr. Nguyen records most activities with his professional camera.




Trang Nguyen, MD is a former Board Member of the Asian Pacific Health Foundation, and a former Treasurer of the Vietnamese Physicians Association of San Diego. Dr. Nguyen is a psychiatrist working at the Union of Pan Asian Communities (UPAC) and Providence Community Services in San Diego. On many instances, Dr. Nguyen made presentations on Breast Cancer, Gastro Enterological Reflux Disease (GERD),  Cervical Cancer,  Skin cancers to the audience. 





Hai T. Nguyen, R.N., Treasurer is a Master in Family Counseling. She oversees the clinical activities at the APHF health fairs.