Celebrate the A100, the most impactful Asian Pacific Leaders.

Stacey Phommatheth

Laotian American National Alliance (LANA)

Stacey Phommatheth is a native of Johnston, Rhode Island and has spent her career in nonprofit management and public service. Stacey serves as LANA’s full-time Senior Fellow, managing and overseeing all aspects of the organization’s programs including partnerships and collaborations, and works closely with LANA’s Board Chair.
Stacey spent her early career at the Center for Southeast Asians working directly with the Southeast Asian community in Rhode Island to provide free income tax preparation, health insurance navigation, victim services, and financial literacy and foreclosure prevention. She most recently served as Federal Hill House’s advancement associate, supporting fund development, operations and communications. One of Stacey’s favorite programs to manage was the teen workforce development program because it was an opportunity to prepare youth to thrive. Stacey graduated from Providence College with a Bachelor of Science in Biology, and currently serves on the Board of Directors at Connecting for Children and Families.

LANA’s Board Chair, Vimala Phongsavanh, currently serves as the Organizing Director for the Congressional Progressive Caucus Center in Washington, DC, where she works to bring together community leaders, organizers, advocates, unions and policy experts to build a more just, equitable, and resilient nation.
Vimala was the first Laotian American ever elected to a school committee in the United States, and got her start as a community organizer in Chinatown Boston and in the Southeast Asian community of Rhode Island.