Please scroll through this page to see the bios of our ILV Committee for 2019. 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.

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!

Archana Raja
ILV President
After serving as ILV’s Activities and Outings Coordinator, Archana looks forward to serving our members again as President in 2019. As someone who studied, worked and is now raising a multicultural family outside her country of origin, she has had her share of challenges and adventures. Archana wants to use her experiences, both personal and professional, to bring exciting and memorable events, and a supportive environment to each ILV member. Please feel free to send her your suggestions and feedback!
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Carine Colluard
Vice-President Administration
Carine has explored Vietnam, its culture and people since 2004. She trained local social workers, dealing with issues such as domestic violence, human trafficking, child development and education. In tune with this captivating country, she relates to the teachings of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, and has acted in movies, namely with Director Le Cung Bac. Today, she practices Diện Chẩn, a multi-reflexology method founded by Bui Quoc Chau. ILV allows Carine to bridge and deepen her French-Malaysian Chinese family life with both local and foreign friends and patients.
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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
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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Anne Ross
Anne came to HCMC in August 2018 from Warsaw, Poland. Originally from Scotland, Anne has enjoyed living in many other countries around the world including Ireland, Belgium and China. Anne retired from her job in consumer insights, to come to HCMC with her husband. She is now fully enjoying the freedom of not working for the first time, as well as the chance to explore more about the people, culture and language of Vietnam, Helped by the great friendships and activities with ILV, Anne has never been so busy!
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Carys McKane
Membership Secretary
Carys was born in the UK, moved to Brisbane Australia in 1998 and since September 2018, is now a resident in Saigon. She enjoys travelling and meeting new people. Since joining ILV Carys has found friendship, support and a great social network.Being part of ILV committee is a wonderful way to give something back to the community. Carys can be found at the New Membership Desk at Coffee Mornings 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 (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 & Coffee Morning Coordinator
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 13 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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Mirjam de Boer
Speakers Coordinator
Mirjam is from the Netherlands. She has been living in Asia for the past 12 years. She has enjoyed juggling a family life and work with adventures and volunteering as part of integrating in each country she has lived in. So in fact, it was an obvious step for her to volunteer as the Speakers' Coordinator for ILV. This task gives her and all the members an opportunity to hear about a subject or a story which may be new to many and which we can learn from.
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Catherine Graydon
Discount Coordinator
Catherine is Canadian and moved to HCMC adding to her 21 years in Asia. The last 17 years were in Hong Kong where she kept busy volunteering, playing bridge, hiking and teaching English. Catherine is an avid birdwatcher, loves working out and playing bridge. "ILV is an extraordinary connector leapfrogging me into daily life, making friends, socializing and adjusting to my new home." Contact Catherine if you find a unique, quality company that should join ILV's Discount Provider team.
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Amanda Yau McKeever
Social Media Coordinator
Amanda is from Hong Kong and has lived in the UK, moving to Saigon in August 2018 as part of a grand new adventure. She works as a freelance editor and writer primarily for NGOs which allows her the freedom to travel and work anywhere. On arrival in Saigon, she was delighted to find ILV and the support and friendship it offers the new expat. Let her know about any events or happenings that would be of interest to ILV members to share on social media.
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