Please scroll through this page to see the bios of our ILV Committee for 2018. We are looking forward to making this a wonderful year for all ILV members, and we hope to get your input on what you are looking for in your membership. If you have an idea for a speaker for Coffee Morning, a discount provider, or an outing or activity you’d like to bring forward for consideration, we’d love to hear from you. 

If you are a current ILV member and interested in joining the ILV Committee, most of us are here on indefinite assignments so ILV occasionally has unexpected committee vacancies that need to be filled during the year. Those vacancies are filled by a vote of the current Committee, based on members volunteering for a position or being nominated.

We are looking for members to join the Committee to take on the rolls of Speaker’s Coordinator and Social Media Coordinator. You don’t have to speak or write perfect English to take these positions, and you will be provided with lots of help to get you started and as we carry on through the year.

Being on the ILV Committee is very rewarding, and is a great way to provide your valuable input for the benefit of all members. Don’t be afraid to ask a friend to nominate you, or to nominate yourself for the position you are interested in. The Committee wants YOU!

 

Jay Kruytbosch
ILV President
Jay is a people person who has lived in many countries, loves to travel, and likes to help where she can. According to Jay, "ILV made my start here very easy. I want to make a difference this year!
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Pärla Salomaa
Vice-President Administration
Pärla has been in Saigon since 2014 and still loves discovering new places in this bustling city. She thinks ILV is an awesome group to make new friends and to enjoy Saigon and Vietnam to the fullest.
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Jana Berryman
Vice-President Social
Jana is from the US and moved to HCMC after four years in Hong Kong. She is enjoying the city and being part of ILV. Jana is looking forward to organizing ILV's social events.
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Caroline Duval
Treasurer
Caroline arrived in HCMC a a year ago from France. This is her first expat experience and she has gotten into the spirit! She likes to meet people from other countries and welcome them to ILV. ​
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Lori Beckett
Secretary
Lori arrived in HCMC in December 2016 from Mumbai. Born in Ireland, Lori has been an expat in various countries including Jordan, Romania and Mexico. Lori is enjoying exploring life in Vietnam and loves outdoor activities. Wherever she has lived, Lori has found the friendship and support of the international women's community a "lifesaver". Lori sees being part of the ILV committee as a wonderful way to give a little back to the community.
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Cindy Leake
​Coffee Morning Coordinator
Cindy arrived in Vietnam from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She has also lived in Singapore, in Japan, and her first expat assignment was in Canada. Cindy is amazed at all the fun activities on offer through ILV and particularly enjoys the weekly coffee mornings and greeting members as they arrive.
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Jayne Battams
Membership Secretary
Jayne arrived in HCMC full time in April 2017 after living 12 years in The United Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi & Dubai). Whilst there she took part in the first group of Breast Cancer Survivors to travel to Antarctica from the Middle East. Jayne continues to be part of the International support group based in Dubai. Jayne can be found at the New Membership Desk and would welcome any suggestions and ideas to improve The Welcome Experience!
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Archana Raja
​Activities & Outings
Archana has lived in Vietnam for over three years. Having organized events for adults and children as a hobby in Dubai, Zurich and now in HCMC, Archana is looking forward to bringing in fun outings for all of us here in ILV. Archana says: "I need all of your ideas! Please email me at ilvactivities@gmail.com (or catch me at Coffee Mornings) with your suggestions and I will try my best to make them happen!"
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Maila Nanaga
Community Liaison
Maila is from the Philippines and has lived in Vietnam for a total of 10 years. Her husband is from Denmark and they have a 12 year old son going to SSIS. In addition to the Philippines and Vietnam, Maila has lived in Bangladesh, Sweden and Denmark. Maila likes going to the gym and swimming. Or rather, she says she doesn't really like to go to either one, but forces herself to go to make up for her love of cheese and wine.
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Ann McDonald
Speakers Coordinator
Ann's bio and photo will be posted soon. If you know of someone who would be an interesting speaker for ILV, please email Ann via the button below..
Ann McDonald
Gillian Watson
Discount Coordinator
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