Our Foundation

In 2017, we applied for non-profit status in Florida as Project TVD Foundation, Inc.

Meet our Board of Directors:

Tri Dinh, MD is a gynecologic oncologist at the Mayo Clinic Florida in Jacksonville, Florida. He coordinates the trip to Vietnam on an annual basis. He also serves as the webmaster, blogger, secretary, you-name-it, he-does-it for project TVD. Tri has been going annually to Da Nang since 1999, save for the several years during his fellowship training.


Tue Dinh, MD  is a plastics and reconstructive surgeon at Houston Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas. Tue has been going to Vietnam and other SE Asian countries annually since the mid-2000’s. Tue participates in surgery cases with both project TVD and the Children’s Genital Reconstruction Project.


Saifuddin Mama, MD is a pelvic reconstructive surgeon (urogynecologist) at Cooper University Health Care and faculty at Cooper Medical School at Rowan University in New Jersey. Saifuddin has been going to Vietnam annually since the late 2000’s and his surgeries always draw a crowd in the operating room. He is a specialist in pediatric gynecology and patients wait for months for treatment by Saifuddin in Da Nang.


Robin Mama, PhD, LCSW is the Dean of Social Work at Monmouth University in New Jersey. Robin has travelled to Vietnam annually since the late 2000’s. She has set up partnerships and exchange programs between Monmouth’s School of Social Work and sister organizations/schools in Hanoi and Saigon. She has also mobilized her fellow Monmouth faculty members and their students to help the project TVD mission.


J Mark McKinney, MD is an interventional radiologist at Mayo Clinic Florida in Jacksonville, Florida. Mark has been instrumental in getting his fellow radiologists to work with project TVD since his first trip to Da Nang in 2015. He has coordinated the efforts of RAD-Aid to modernize the radiology equipment at Da Nang General Hospital.


Gayle Olson, MD is a maternal-fetal-medicine specialist at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX. Gayle is an annual presence in Da Nang since her first trip in the late 2000’s. She is well known in Da Nang for her ultrasound expertise and runs daily high-risk obstetrical ultrasound clinic during her work week in Da Nang.