Tuyet Tran is a licensed clinical social worker with more than 20 years of experience working in community mental health settings. She holds a master’s degree in social work from Boston College and an undergraduate degree in psychology from Emmanuel College. She is especially passionate about advocating, in partnership with under served populations. She served for many years as chair and board member of the Southeast Asian Coalition of Central Massachusetts (SEACMA). Ms. Tran was instrumental in steering the SEACMA Coalition from its inception into a viable community organization. As a refugee from Vietnam, Ms. Tran spent several years, prior to and while attending college, working as an outreach worker in the Vietnamese community helping new immigrants connect to resources and finding employment. In her previous role as director of integrated care management, Ms. Tran was responsible for leading agency wide initiatives to integrate behavior health with medical care systems including hospital emergency departments.