Thu Banh

Thu Banh

Striving to create a just & an equitable society, where people can live & thrive with dignity & joy, Thu Banh is a community development & organizational development specialist with 20+ years of experience in the communications, nonprofit, & affordable housing sectors. Skills include, but are not limited to:
• project design, management, & reporting
• community engagement & participatory planning
• training design & facilitation, especially leadership development
• meeting design & facilitation, especially community meetings, retreats, & strategic planning
• relationship building & ongoing communication with staff/consultants & diverse project stakeholders
• community research & evaluation including survey & focus group design, data collection/facilitation, & data analysis
• event planning
• written & verbal presentations to clients including elected officials & community groups
• guided meditation

Born in Bac Lieu, Vietnam & transplanted to Savannah, GA at the age of one, Thu has been a resident of Oakland, CA since 1989. She is a proud product of the public school system, after which Thu went on to receive a B.A. in Economics from Yale University. While at Yale she studied abroad at The University of Chile in Santiago exploring social & economic development issues in Chile. Thu then earned an MBA with an emphasis in real estate from U.C. Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. She is also a certified Compassion Fatigue Specialist.

In her free time, Thu enjoys cooking, dancing, hiking, & exploring local & distant treasures.