• WHAT WE DO
    WHAT WE DO

    Trinh Foundation Australia works to assist the Vietnamese people to establish Speech Therapy as a profession in their country. We collaborate with our Vietnamese partners to create ...

  • VOLUNTEER
    VOLUNTEER

    You can volunteer for Trinh Foundation in a number of ways – and you don’t have to leave the country, if you don’t want to. We are always looking for volunteers, to travel to Vietnam ...

  • CURRENT WORK
    CURRENT WORK

    TFA works in partnership with a number of educational and clinical institutions throughout Vietnam to deliver on our mission of bringing speech therapy to Vietnam ...

Who We Are

The Trinh Foundation board and volunteers have a shared commitment to improving the quality of life of people with communication and swallowing disorders in Vietnam.

Each member of the board brings extensive professional experience and expertise from a variety of backgrounds to achieve our goals.

Our sources of funding are from grants, fund-raising activities, philanthropic donations and through collaboration with other Australian Aid organisations. All Directors and the Secretary are fully self-funded in all their activities associated with Trinh Foundation Australia.

Trinh Foundation Australia Ltd abides by the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) Code of Conduct, which provides standards on management, communication with the public and, most importantly, how funds are spent.

ACNC registered charity - visit acnc.gov.au for details

 

We are registered with the Australian Government Charities and Not-for-profit Commission – having received the Registered Charity tick.

 

 

Please email info@trinhfoundation.org to request a consolidated financial statement from the Secretary.

Organisational Structure

PATRON:

  • Mr Graeme Swift Australian Consul-General, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 2009 – 2011
    Graeme has served in Australia’s foreign service for many years, completing 10 postings. He found working in Ho Chi Minh City among the most professionally rewarding, gaining enormous satisfaction seeing at first-hand how people and organisations working together can achieve sometimes quite extraordinary outcomes.
    Graeme now holds a senior position with DFAT in Canberra.

DIRECTORS:

  • Professor Lindy McAllister
    PhD, MA (Hons) (Sp Path), BSpThy, Life Member SPAA
    Professor and Associate Dean of Work Integrated Learning Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney.
  • Mrs Sue Woodward
    DipSpThy, Speech Pathologist
    Private Practice, Central Coast, NSW. Conjoint Fellow in Speech Pathology, University of Newcastle.
  • Dr Sally Hewat
    PhD, BAppSci (Sp Path) CPSP
    Head of Speech Pathology Program, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle, NSW.
  • Ms Bronwyn Coop
    BA(Hons)
    Private consultant.
  • Mr Troy Beer
    PGradDip (Elec. Arts), MAppSci (SpPath) BAppSci (Sp Path)
    Digital Communications Adviser, Cancer Institute NSW.
  • Dr. Sarah Verdon
    PhD, BAppSci (Sp Path)
    Research Fellow, Research Institute for Professional Practice, Learning and Education (RIPPLE), Member of Excellence in Early Years Education Collaborative Research Network, Faculty of Education, Charles Sturt University, Albury NSW.
  • Craig Margetson – Financial Director
    GradDipCA, BBus(Acc)
  • Katie Walker-Smith
    B Sp Path, Grad Cert Dysphagia, Grad Cert Health Management, MBA
    Director of Speech Pathology, Children’s Health Queensland. 

SECRETARY:

  • Ms Bronwyn Coop

VOLUNTARY EXECUTIVE OFFICERS:

  • Dr Peter Woodward BDS, MDS, MRACDS(Orth), Orthodontist – Management Advisor
    Dr Woodward, as a member of the Founding Executive of TFA, has been the recipient of the Sydney University Alumni Award from the Faculty of Health Sciences and in 2014 was awarded a medal from the Peoples Committee in Ho Chi Minh City because of TFA’s work to develop Speech Therapy Services in Vietnam.
  • Ms Huyen Nguyen BA – Translator / Interpreter and Advisor in Cultural Affairs
  • Ms Emily Armstrong – Social Media Co-ordinator
  • Ms Rebecca Amery – Social Media Co-ordinator

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FIND A SPEECH THERAPIST IN VIETNAM

Our database contains the locations of over 33 speech therapists and clinics located in Vietnam.

Graduate Stories

How Vietnam’s first 33 graduate speech therapists are helping the people who need them.

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