Dr. Walter Nguyen earned a BA in English and an MA in English Linguistics from the University of Saigon, Vietnam; an MSW from the University of Minnesota; and a PhD in clinical social work from the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA).
Dr. Nguyen has served as the executive director of Mosaic Family Services, Inc. (formerly East Dallas Counseling Center) since 1993, where he has established and successfully steered over 20 publicly and privately funded projects, including refugee health and emergency services, HIV prevention and testing, multicultural youth drug prevention, refugee mental health, and services for immigrant victims of domestic violence and victims of human trafficking.
Mosaic Family Services serves approximately 20,000 individuals each year and currently employs a staff of 55 who together speak more than 25 languages besides English.
Dr. Nguyen is the co-author of Counseling the Asian American: A Chemical Dependency Training Manual for Chemical Dependency Counselors (Aliviane No-Ad, Inc., 1994) and contributed a chapter to Counseling Asian Family From a Systems Perspective (American Counseling Association, 1999).
On October 8, 2005, Dr. Nguyen was honored with the 2005 UTA Distinguished Alumni Award for his services to the community and UTA, the highest recognition awarded to an alumnus by the university and the alumni association.
World Women Global Council has always been instrumental to Mosaic Family Services in bringing official state guests from around the world to share best practices. I am honored to be part of the WWGC because our mutual institutional goals reflect the untiring efforts to bring the productive change and impact we all wish to see in the world.