Lan K. Nguyen, as Chief Operating Officer, spearheads efforts to fortify NAPAWF’s personnel, culture, and mission. She champions a cohesive, organization-wide approach to planning, learning, execution, and evaluation, empowering staff to define and monitor metrics while setting the course for organizational effectiveness.

In her role as NAPAWF’s Chief Operating Officer, Lan delivers targeted day-to-day leadership, overseeing labor relations and guiding performance management to ensure alignment with NAPAWF’s strategic plan and effectiveness objectives. Her experience encompasses various staff and consulting positions with prominent national and regional nonprofits, specializing in fundraising, organizational development, strategic planning, and board relations.

Lan holds a master’s degree in Human Resources Management from The University of Maryland, College Park. She also serves as Board Treasurer for Rank The Vote, a nonprofit focused on election reforms.