- CEO Trish Franklin
- Deputy CEO Pham Doan Ha My
- Office Manager Phan Hanh Tam
- Project Support Officer Tran Trung Nghia
- Office Courier Tran Duc Tin
AO, B.Ed., Dip. Ed., Certificate of Ed., Grad. Dip. in Intercultural Studies, Grad. Dip. in Educational Counseling, RSA Cambridge Certificate TOEFL.
Originally from Ballarat in Victoria - Australia, Trish has been in Vietnam for over 16 years. Since 1997 she has been the Program Coordinator of LVAP. In this time, Trish has administered some 15 projects through LVAP’s outreach – a number which have already become ‘sustainable’ – which Trish says: “is the outright vision of the Loreto Program – that Education Departments and local communities can carry on, maintain and uphold themselves”.
In 2005 Trish was invested with the Order of Australia (AO) –
“for service in the field of humanitarian relief and to the children of South-East Asia, particularly in Vietnam, through the establishment and administration of education and welfare programs.”
Honorary Medals were also awarded to Trish by the Vietnamese Government in 2000, 2004 and 2007. In 2010 Trish was presented with the Paul Harris Fellow (Rotary Foundation of Rotary International).
In March 2013 Trish – CEO - was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the Australian Catholic University (ACU). The citation reads:
Be it known that PATRICIA FRANKLIN
Being distinguished by eminent service to education, has this day been admitted by the Senate to the degree of Doctor of the University : Honoris Causa
Signed by: Peter Cosgrove: Chancellor, Australian Catholic University.
The academic Seal of the University is here unto affixed this sixteenth day of March, 2013
Trish loves swimming - enjoys Australian Football and is an ardent follower of Carlton Football Club.
Trish’s favorite words: “If any of us haven’t time to respond in total to a plea for any kind of help from a child – then our schedules are too crowded”.
“If you want to shine like Sun,
first you have to burn like it and you have to spend light in others’ life”.
Bachelor of British Literature and Linguistics, University of Social Sciences and Humanities, HCMC, Certificate of Creative Copywriting, VietnamMarcom – Marketing and Media Education Association, HCMC, Core Group Member of HCMC Disability Working Group
LVAP is Tam’s Destiny. Tam joined LVAP in March 2011. Prior to that, she worked at The Australian International School Saigon.
Tam has 5 years experience in the education field and business industry. She has a burning passion for kids and social work. Her endless interests include being creative, reading, writing, watching movies, travelling and spending time with interesting people. Tam’s gifted strengths are Linguistics, Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Intelligence. Her weaknesses set few barriers for her to enjoy life. Tam feels zestful about herself, her standard of ethics and her life privileges that allow her to “have seen and met angels wearing the disguise of ordinary people living ordinary lives.”
Tam’s infinite resources are MOTHER, Love, Humor, Freedom and Inspiration.