Nicholas Nguyen

St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands, Hurricane Irma and Maria (October 2017)

Nicholas Nguyen
The Salvation Army – Southern California
Emergency Disaster Services Director & Service Extension Director

Originally from Los Angeles County, Nicholas has a passion to assist those affected by emergencies. In late-2016, Nicholas joined The Salvation Army as their Emergency Disaster Services & Service Extension Director covering five counties including: San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles and Orange. For more than 150 years, The Salvation Army has been feeding the hungry, housing the homeless, and changing the lives of countless men, women and children. On a regular basis, The Salvation Army supports the surrounding communities in need of assistance with a range of services including: alcohol and drug rehabilitation, education services, family services, health services, homelessness, senior services and youth services. Depending on the need following disasters, The Salvation Army’s disaster relief services can include food service, emotional and spiritual care, emergency communications, disaster social services and donations management.

Prior to joining The Salvation Army, Nicholas focused on global disasters with multiple international non-profit organizations including: Medical Emergency Relief International (merged with Save the Children in 2013), International Medical Corps, ChildFund International, Asian Disaster Preparedness Center, International Rescue Committee. Nicholas earned his Master of Public Health from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine after identifying his career interests after supporting the humanitarian response following the 2010 7.0 magnitude earthquake in Haiti. Since earning his MPH, Nicholas has coordinated humanitarian responses to numerous disasters including: Ebola outbreak in West Africa, conflict in Northern Mali, Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, conflict in Myanmar’s Rakhine State.

Outside of Nicholas’ passion with emergency preparedness and response, he enjoys running marathon races.
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