Rose Phan, Founder of ZeroThirst.Org .
With a Near Death Experience in the Quest for Freedom 43 years ago, she is grateful to America who has given her a second chance at Life and a new way of living half a world away in Southern California. Her frightful experience of how precious one drop of fresh water could be during her escape from the Communism by boat, in the ocean, always reminds her of how invaluable water can be when we are in need of it. Can you imagine of that? This is the main drive for her to focus in this ministry of Clean water.
She had entered into the business world of a High-tech Business as between 1989–2007. Rose was nominated and received multiple awards and write-ups such as Pioneering Women from NAWBO, Entrepreneur of the Year, Business of the Year from ABA, top 500 companies of America from Working Business Women Magazine, O.C Business Journal, Los Angeles Times, Keepers of the Dream from Readers Digest, and International Trading as Asian American Wonder Women under Mrs. Megamotion and more.
She has been happily married for 33 years and a mother of three wonderful sons.
ZeroThirst.org has the simplest unique solution for water filtration without any pump, electricity, heavy machinery, manpower but with a unique powerful Pure2Drink Filter. Our mission mainly asks for every caring human being's participation to care for their own health and their loved ones by buying ZeroThirst.org's clean water filtration solution so ZeroThirst can help saving lives around the world, especially in the under developing countries starting with Vietnam, and locally and nationally in USA.
Together, we want to make a difference in saving our humanity from water borne diseases. Rose Phan believes that she can do little things with great love and together with others of the same vision at heart, we can make a difference. She may become one day, just like a whisper in the wind, soon to be forgotten, but the gift of love can remain to grow locally and globally with ZeroThirst.org. So, She invites you to be part of the mission, visit us at www.ZeroThirst.org and be part of the Mission of Saving lives with safe and clean water because everyone on the planet deserves clean water.
Alexa Gozali is a Medical Physician who is passionate about alleviating disparities in global health and primary care medicine. She hopes to provide health care access, health education, and disease prevention strategies to underserved communities. As a physician, she hopes to work towards creating sustainable infrastructure and education programs to prevent chronic disease through functional medicine. As an avid traveler and lover of global medicine, Alexa has vast experience volunteering in developing countries all over the world, with her most recent medical mission to Vietnam in which she provided primary care services to hundreds of children living in rural Vietnam. Alexa is a published clinical author whose work has been published in Pediatric Blood and Cancer, and in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. She is an avid participant in volunteer and service work and has experience designing and teaching modules in health and nutrition education. In her free time, Alexa enjoys cooking nutritious meals, being outdoors, and spending time with her family.
She is supportive of Zerothirst.org's mission and encourages many to join hands in this worthwhile and meaningful cause.
CHIN VAN DANG, Commander (Retired), US. NAVY
Rev. Chin Van Dang was born in Ha Nam, North Vietnam. In 1954, his family fled from the Communist regime to South Vietnam where he graduated at Holy Redeemer High School in June 1966. After the TET Offensive in 1968, he was drafted into military services and was chosen to join the Navy, Republic of Vietnam. He was first assigned to Naval Headquarters, Saigon, and then to Special Task Force, Fourth Riverine Region in Can Tho in 1970. Later he was assigned to UB-458 in Da Nang with a rank of Lieutenant Junior Grade. After the evacuation from Da Nang to Saigon in 1975, he reported to the flagship HQ-1 awaiting further instruction from his Navy Headquarters when the new president, General Minh surrendered to the North Viet Nam. His fleet decided to flee the country en-route to Subic Bay, then turned over the ships to US Navy and took refuge in Guam. After leaving the Eglin AFB refugee camp, Dang resumed his study for the priesthood at St. Joseph's Seminary College, St. Benedict, La. from 1975 to 1979 where he received his B.A. Afterward, Dang attended St. John's University & Seminary in Collegeville, Minn. and received his Master's degree in 1983.
Following his Ordination on 14 May 1983 by the Most Reverend Walter F. Sullivan, Dang served as an Associate in several parishes and then became pastor of the Church of Vietnamese Martyrs in Richmond, Virginia for the next five years. In responding to the shortage of Catholic chaplains in the US Military Services and willing to share his vast experience of war, hardship, separation, and loneliness as a Sailor during Vietnam War, Dang decided to join the Chaplain Corps and was commissioned on 6 July 1988 as Lieutenant Junior Grade, CHC, USNR, and attended Naval Chaplains School in Newport, R.I.
Dang's first tour of duty in the US Navy was Amphibious Squadron 2, Little Creek, VA where he served from August 1988 until June 1991 as Phibron Chaplain, circle-riding on holy helos during two MED deployments in 1988 and 1990 with 22nd & 26Th MEU. He was promoted to Lieutenant on 1 August 1989. Lt. Dang’s next duty station was with Third Force Service Support Group in Okinawa, Japan from March 1991 till June 1992. He was then assigned as Ship Chaplain to USS Essex (LHD-2) (Plank Owner) in San Diego, Calif. He made two WESTPAC deployments in 93 & 95 with 15th & 13th MEU and then served with the 1st Marine Division, in Camp Pendleton, Calif. until August 1995.
From August 1995 until June 1998, he served with the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, El Toro, CA as MAG-16 Group Chaplain where he deployed with 11th MEU, in WESTPAC 96. He was promoted to Lieutenant Commander on the 1st of September 1995. In June 1998 LCDR Dang reported to his duty on board USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63), home-ported in Yokosuka, Japan. While onboard the carrier, he enjoyed his three WESTPAC deployments in 98, 99 & 2000 until January 2001.
Departing the Kitty Hawk, LCDR Dang arrived at the Naval Chaplains School in Newport, R.I., for his Leadership Course until February 2001, when he was sent to 1st FSSG, Camp Pendleton, CA, and deployed with 13th MEU in WESTPAC 2002). LCDR Dang was promoted to Commander on 1 October 2002. Next, CDR Dang spent 02 years serving as Command Chaplain, Feet Activities, Yokosuka, Japan until December 2004. He then reported for duty as Command chaplain of Northern camps which included camp Courtney, Camp Schwab, and Camp Hansen in Okinawa, Japan until May 2006, and was assigned to Naval Air Station Corpus Christi and assume the responsibilities as the Navy Region South Chaplain and NAS Command Chaplain. During 2008-2010, he served as Command Chaplain, USS ESSEX home-ported in Sasebo, Japan. He spent his last two years as Command chaplain at Naval Support Activities, the kingdom of Bahrain, and retired from the US. Navy in 2012. Rev. Dang currently settles in Orange County, CA, and assists various local parishes upon requests included St. Nicholas, San Francisco Solano, St. Edward's, La Purisima etc...and numerous Vietnamese Catholic Communities in the USA.
During his time in the US Navy, CDR Dang has received the following awards and medals:
Meritorious Service Medal (four awards), Navy Commendation Medal (six awards), Navy Expeditionary Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (two awards), Joint Meritorious Unit Award (two awards), Southwest Asia Service Medal (two awards), Navy Unit Commendation, Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation, the Fleet Marine Force Ribbon, Navy “Battle E” Ribbon (two awards), National Defense Service Medal(two awards), Humanitarian Service Medal, War on Terrorism Expeditionary, War on Terrorism Service, Sea Service Ribbon (twelve awards) – Overseas Service Ribbon (six awards). While in the US Navy, Dang has served ten years, ten months, and ten days on sea duty.
Anthony T. (Tom) Caso earned his J.D. from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law and M.B.A. from Golden Gate University. For nearly 30 years, Professor Caso held a variety of positions at Pacific Legal Foundation, ending his career there as Senior Vice President and Chief Counsel. While at Pacific Legal Foundation, Professor Caso argued (and won) cases at every level of the state and federal court systems, including the California and United States Supreme Courts. In addition to arguing before the Supreme Court, Professor Caso also supervised the successful argument of three other Pacific Legal Foundation cases to the Supreme Court. In 2008, Professor Caso joined to faculty of the Dale E. Fowler School of Law at Chapman University where he directs the Constitutional Jurisprudence Clinic. In this clinic, students work with Professor Caso to research and write briefs that that the professor files in the United States Supreme Court in cases raising significant constitutional issues. Appellate and Supreme Court justices in their opinions have cited Professor Caso's briefs.
Cliff Beacham has been a Chartered Accountant since 1981. He has been in the trenches (paper and pencil - not pen). He is a registered California CPA He holds two bachelor's degrees - Accounting and Business, and a Masters (MBA) His studies in technology resulted in his Microsoft credentials - MCDBA (Microsoft Database Administrator #301745), an MCT (Microsoft Certified Trainer - retired) and is certified in both Dynamics Great Plains and Quickbooks Enterprise.
He also holds the coveted CITP credential as an addition to his California CPA and is a member of the International CGMA association and the AICPA.
His experience with Non-profit organizations started in 1983 when he was the accountant for a transport contractor for World Food Program and Catholic Relief Services. Since then he has held positions as CFO and Controller for a number of Non-profit organizations prviding quality, personalized financial guidance. Cliff 's expertise ranges from tax management and accounting services to more in-depth services such as audits, financial statements, and financial planning.
An engineer by trade but Entrepreneur by Heart. Minh Phan has been an Inventor during most of his career in the USA. He was a political refugee from Vietnam and was airlifted to America In 1975, following the last days of the fall of South Vietnam.
In 1990, His first invention of the Transformer form-fit motherboard grew from $0 to $100 million in annualized revenue within three years from inception. He transformed the industry by inventing a new generation of Video Teleconferencing and Digital Video Surveillance Technology.
In 2005, Founder & CEO of AdtekMedia, Inc. PumpTopTV provided digital screens on Gas Station Pumps across twenty-five states. The cutting edge platform created a new channel of communication in the Digital Out of Home Industry. His innovation and inventions have contributed greatly to the world of security and human interventions between businesses and people globally. After having sold the business and being retired for many years, Minh Phan has been blessed to be a philanthropist and a humanitarian traveling across the world doing charity work. Donating computers to the children of Vietnam, and solar lanterns to the people along the Mekong River, his charity, and passion to better the world does not end here.
His latest passion is developing a simple and affordable water filtration solution to the world. After witnessing the heart-breaking conditions of many sick children and families across the world, Minh Phan is determined to provide a solution to end world thirst.
Minh Phan has created an advanced portable filter with a US-patented universal adapter that allows creative applications of instant water filtration.