NEW BRITAIN â€“ Loan Nguyen is the newest member of the American Savings Foundationâ€™s board of directors.
Nguyen was a recipient of the foundationâ€™s Robert T. Kenney Scholarship from 2002-2007, and is now the second past scholar to serve on the foundationâ€™s board.
â€śAs a past scholar, I am excited to give back to the next generation of scholarship recipients,â€ť Nguyen said. â€śI am also excited to be part of the foundationâ€™s legacy of advancing hope through philanthropic investment and community involvement.â€ť
Nguyen grew up in West Hartford and graduated from the University of Connecticut. She currently lives in Avon and works as a psychotherapist for the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, primarily with young adults. She also serves as a captain with the Connecticut Army National Guardâ€™s Behavioral Health team, counseling military members and helping them control stress.
Nguyen spent five years serving on the foundationâ€™s scholarship selection committee. She also spends her time as a Big Sister/Mentor with Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters.