Dr. Amy Trang, Ph.D., M.Ed., is the founder and CEO of Social Capital Solutions, Inc. (SCS), a management and consulting company specializing in program and fund development for nonprofit organizations.
Utilizing her experience in teaching and curriculum development, Dr. Trang has assisted with the design of the Health Education for Liver Providers (H.E.L.P.) team-based CME training curriculum utilized by the National Task Force on Hepatitis B Focus on Asian and Pacific Islander Americans, where she also serves as the Administrator for the Task Force, a not-for-profit national coalition. Dr. Trang is also a member of the Hep B United National Advisory Committee. Under Social Capital Solutions, Dr. Trang also provides program development consulting for HBI-DC and administrative services for the Vietnam Viral Hepatitis Alliance, two 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations dedicated to eliminating viral hepatitis.
Dr. Trang has worked in public, private, and nonprofit sectors throughout her 20+ years of working experience. She’s been consulted as a field expert in “Promising Practices among Multi-cultural and Multi-lingual communities” for state and national conferences relating to “Immigrants and Aging in America” and has published, “What Older People Want: Lessons from Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese Immigrant Communities” in the Winter 2008/2009 issue of the American Society on Aging (ASA)’s Generations journal, discussing the special needs of older immigrants.
Dr. Trang has also been consulted among various government departments within Loudoun County and Fairfax County, including Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS), to develop effective outreach strategies to multicultural communities, recognizing that each community has a unique need. She was hired by FCPS to help write the Vietnamese language curriculum and program of studies (POS) that was introduced at Falls Church High School in 2015; this was the first time the Vietnamese language was introduced in a public school system in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Dr. Trang has also been serving on the Fairfax County Police Chief’s Council on Diversity Recruitment Executive Committee and is an honorary member of the Asian American Law Enforcement Association. From 2012 – 2016, she served on Loudoun County’s Multicultural Advisory Committee and was Chairperson from 2013 – 2016. She also previously served as a member of the Fairfax County Health Department’s Multicultural Advisory Council from 2008 – 2014.
Dr. Trang completed her doctorate degree in Public Policy from George Mason University School of Public Policy (with a concentration in organization management and social capital theory) after transferring her doctoral studies in Culture and Values of Education from McGill University (Montreal, Canada). She holds a master’s degree in Social and Psychological Foundations of Education from the University of Virginia (UVA) Curry School of Education, and a bachelor’s degree in International Studies from George Mason University.
Dr. Trang has also been an adjunct faculty at UVA since 2000, where she teaches Asian Education; Anthropology of Education; Sociology of Education; and Critical Education Policy.