Jacqueline Nguyen, Esq. is the first Nevadan to be elected to the president role of the American Medical Association Alliance (AMA Alliance), the nation’s largest organization dedicated to representing physician families.
Elected in June, Nguyen is also the first president of Southeast Asian descent to lead the organization in its 100-year history. Nguyen has hit the ground running in her new role.
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“What I hope to do is set the foundation for the next 100 years, so we can be the support for physician families nationwide through all stages, from training and medical school to practicing medicine and on through to retirement,” Nguyen said. “We want to help the physician family community align with key health-related projects and priorities in every community to improve healthcare, and access to it, for everyone.”
Nguyen, whose husband is a practicing physician in Las Vegas, joined the AMA Alliance in 2004. Initially, she focused on volunteerism in the community for health-related projects but then took on leadership roles at the county and state chapter levels, before working with the alliance’s national team.
With a background as an attorney and nonprofit management experience, it became clear over time that she could bring a fresh Nevada perspective to the position.
“We realize the world is different today. We volunteer differently, medicine is practiced differently, families are different,” Nguyen added. “We want today’s AMA Alliance to meet members where they’re at and equip them with the leadership skills necessary to thrive in nonprofit work, provide support to their families and communities, and to be a voice to positively impact healthcare.”
Nguyen says it’s also important to emphasize that the organization is here to support physicians who are still in training. Like those of practicing physicians, these spouses and families also benefit from connecting with other physician families, education and leadership training, and volunteerism and fundraising opportunities for local nonprofits.
To become a member or to learn more about the AMA Alliance, visit AMAAlliance.org.