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Prolonged lockdown has put stress on us all, whether we are alone in a tiny apartment; with a partner; with our extended family; or with young children who need our attention, as well as a partner, and a boss/bosses around the world… Some of us may have been living in factory “camps” or hotels, away from our families, or may now have family members back in our home countries while we continue working here in Vietnam. Some of us are facing financial uncertainty or job loss. Others are facing tough decisions about having to lay off or reduce the pay of members of our team. And some of us may have lost colleagues, close friends, or family members to COVID, or become ill with the virus ourselves.
The recent reopenings in HCMC and elsewhere in the country are extraordinarily welcome relief. But we are not returning to life as we knew it. COVID is still a risk and we all will need to adapt to “a new normal”, both personally and professionally, and learn how to maintain our equilibrium.
Join this event to hear from a panel of medical and mental health experts what that means and how best to cope with the uncertainty, fear, and changes that we are all facing everyday, as well as how to help support members of your team and family, as they experience stress and loss.
Reservations/cancellations must be made on-line or by email. We are unable to accept reservations/cancellations by telephone.
Dr. Astrid Matarrita
Psychologist, Saigon Psychology & Co
Dr. Astrid Matarrita specializes in clinic psychology, psychotherapy and couple’s counseling. With over 10 years of experience as a Psychotherapist and 7 years practicing abroad, Dr. Astrid is currently living and practicing in Ho Chi Minh City. Learn more at www.saigonpsychology.com
Dr. Jane Shadwell-Li
Family Medical Practice Vietnam
Dr. Jane is a graduate of her native New York’s Stony Brook Medical School, and completed her residency in internal medicine at Long Island’s North Shore University Hospital, after which she worked for two years at an outpatient clinic in Washington D.C. Arriving in Vietnam in the year 2000, she began with us in 2002 while also serving the U.S. Consulate’s health units. She now practices full time with FMP.
One of the medical center’s longest-serving general practitioners, Dr. Jane deals with a broad variety of treatments, conditions and diseases—taking particular interest in the fields of dermatology and infectious diseases. Enjoying the challenge of being the first “detective on the scene” even after 20 years in medicine, Dr. Jane is frequently called upon to present health talks on a wide range of issues such as health screening, breast cancer, occupational health and skin cancer.
Phan Trinh Hoang Da Thi
Regional Manager, North ASEAN, Human Dynamic Group
• PhD candidate in Clinical Psychology, Hanoi National University, Vietnam (cooperated program with Vanderbilt University, USA)
• Master of Art in Psychology, Ho Chi Minh City Pedagogical University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
• Master Trainer, Training of Trainers Program on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, IPP Vietnam- Finland
Experiencing more than 15 years on researching and practicing in a variety of settings such as enterprise, university and hospital as a leader, trainer, lecturer and clinical psychologist, Thi has a well-established background in Psychology, and a strong professional career working in the corporate context.
Throughout her career, she has multiple scientific publications on practical psychology applications in the business and workplace context such Entrepreneurship Motivation and Workplace Mental Health. From 2012-2019, she was involved in various research projects funded by the International Labor Organization and Hoa Sen university that associated with organizational psychology.
Furthermore, Thi is also an experienced Teaching & Learning professional. She was one of the founding members of the Psychology Department of Hoa Sen University & a long-time lecturer of the faculty. In addition, she was also one of the Heads of Section for Business Communication at Hoa Sen University. Beside her university work, Thi was a corporate trainer to design and deliver multiple Capability Building Programs for numerous companies such as Petrovietnam (PVN), CELEB Group, Nguyen Hoang Group, among others. Some of her multi-national corporate clients include Manulife, Intel, Dow Chemical, to name a few.
In 2016, she was one of the core trainers of the Vietnam-Finland Innovation Partnership Program (IPP). Currently, Thi is a Regional Manager, a Counsellor and a Learning Consultant of Human Dynamic Group.
Her areas of expertise are: Leading Change, Transition Management, Personal and Organizational Resilience, Emotional Intelligence, Communication Psychology in Business, Counselling, Psychotherapy, Mental Health, Growth Mindset Culture for Businesses, Leadership and Motivation, Workplace Diversity & Inclusion, etc.
Executive Director, AmCham Vietnam
Mary Tarnowka joined AmCham Vietnam as Executive Director in August 2019. She continues to carry out AmCham’s long-term mission to strengthen the U.S.-Vietnam trade and investment partnership and serve as the “voice of American business” in Vietnam, established when it was founded informally just after the trade embargo was lifted in 1994. Under her leadership, AmCham Vietnam has been revitalized. It is one of the largest, diverse, and inclusive foreign business associations in Vietnam. Its network of active committees and extensive range of events provide members valuable opportunities for professional networking, business intelligence, advocacy, and business promotion. AmCham strives to be the most strategic and influential business association in Vietnam – that drives innovation and sustainable growth and helps its members succeed. A community you want to join!
Mary is an international trade and economic expert with decades of experience managing organizations and policy advocacy in Asia. Prior to joining AmCham, Mary served as the U.S. Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City. As a career diplomat and member of the Senior Foreign Service, Mary has served throughout the Indo-Pacific region, including postings in Seoul, Delhi, Shanghai, and Taipei, as well as at the State Department’s China Desk and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. Before joining the State Department, Mary worked as a CPA and Tax Manager at KPMG’s San Francisco Office. Mary also serves as a Director on the Board of VinaCapital GS Energy.