Board of Directors

GSMDM Board directs and supervises all its subcommittees

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What's New:

Summer 2012 Application

August 20, 2011

Save the dates: Summer Mission 2012 will be July 13-28. Application will be available online October 1, 2011

Current News:

Summer 2011 is over, looking forward to Spring 2012

July 26, 2011

Summer Mission 2011 is over but Spring Mission 2012 is ramping up rapidly. We are recruiting Emergency Physicians for the biggest EM Conference ever in Vietnam. Come and join us. More information HERE

The Board of Directors

The Good Samaritans Board of Directors comprised of Mission members from previous years. They are tasked with overseeing the development and operation of all aspects of the Ministry's work to include Summer Missions, Educational programs and the building of the Medical-Dental Institute.

Team Bio:

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John Branch, D.O., Chairman

Born and raised in Long Beach, California, John Branch decided at age twelve that he should become a doctor. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of California at San Diego, and his medical degree from Western University of Health Sciences/ College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. Dr. Branch joined the Ministry in 2001 and has served the people of Vietnam continously since then.

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Vien D. Doan, D.O., Medical Director

Dr. Doan came to the United States at the end of the Vietnam War in 1975 as a young boy with his family of 7.  With nothing but shirts on their backs, the Doans rebuilt their lives. His family lived with an American family in Des Moines, Iowa for the first 6 months, learning what love and care could do to a stranger, he set his sight on one day sharing that experience to other strangers of this world. Today Dr. Doan has a full time practice of Family Medicine in Riverside, CA and devotes most of his spare time to the Ministry.

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Khanh Hoa Nguyen, Treasurer


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Minh Ly Tran, PharmD, Pharmacy Director

Minh Ly completed her undergraduate at UCLA for Biochem and went to USC College of Pharmacy. She has been working at San Gabriel Valley Medical Center as clinical pharmacist for about 8 yr. and attends church at San Gabriel Valley C&MA church for over 20 yrs.
A friend introduced Minh Ly to GSMDM at a winter camp and God opened the door for her to join in 2005, and has allowed her to go every other year. Every year there's something that came up that challenged her to trust in God for His provision and protection and always come back with a much for grateful heart for what He has blessed her and a better perspective on life.

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Andrew Ong, Chaplain

Pastor Andrew came to the United States in 1975 when he was 4 years old.  He graduated from University of California San Diego and went on to attend Fuller Theological Seminary and earned his Masters of Divinity.  He did not return to Vietnam until 2005 as a member of the GSMDM, with his family.  He fell in love with the mission and the country and has gone on the mission 5 more times, and has served with the ministry ever since then.  He served as a Committee member, a Board member and a Team Chaplain.  Now, he serves as a senior pastor, with his wife and 3 children, with the Vietnamese Alliance Church in San Francisco

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Monica Chu

Monica and her family migrated to the U.S. from Hong Kong in 1993. She completed her B.A. at University of California, San Diego and is currently pursuing her MBA at Point Loma Nazarene University, Monica first attended the mission in 2004 as a volunteer. She was captivated by the country and its people. She has since been involved with the ministry as a Committee member then a Board member.