Lanthy Truong


Lanthy has extensive experience in the nonprofit sector, as both a staff member and consultant to organizations with operating budgets ranging from $400,000 to $400M. Early in her career, Lanthy served as a program manager for several education nonprofits providing supplemental education and life skills training to underserved NYC students. In that capacity, she was responsible for curriculum development, staff oversight, volunteer management, strategic partnership development and workshop facilitation in public schools throughout Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan.

She subsequently spent several years with the American Red Cross in Greater New York where she was a key leader on the organization’s People Resources team. During her time with the Red Cross, Lanthy served as a human capital strategist responsible for employee and volunteer recruitment, retention and engagement initiatives. She also played a central role in the coordination of staffing resources for large-scale disasters throughout New York City and State and, notably, in response to the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.

In addition to her internal roles, Lanthy has worked with a variety of clients as an independent consultant, supporting their growth through increased organizational capacity and resilience. Her projects have included the design of performance measurement systems, employee onboarding models, and a global health volunteer program with sites on three continents. Lanthy first joined FMA as a Fellow while she pursued her Masters of Public Administration in Public and Nonprofit Management at New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. While at Wagner, Lanthy focused her studies on management and financial strategy and served as a teaching colleague for graduate-level financial management and public policy courses. Lanthy also holds a BA in Cognitive Science from the University of Virginia.

Lanthy is an avid traveler and has volunteered for nonprofit organizations in Ukraine, India and Argentina. She is a supporter of animal welfare causes and continues to volunteer with several related nonprofits in NYC. She is conversational in Cantonese and Vietnamese.


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