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Hoa Lien Bragg
Principal + Managing Partner , Sanctuary Seven
Charlotte , United States
Senior executive and social leader with 28+ years of executive leadership and change-management experience in U.S government, philanthropy, management consulting, and academia. Regarded as a natural bridge builder with a PEOPLE first orientation who mobilizes multidisciplinary groups and diverse stakeholders in advancing bold agendas and achieving collective priorities.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Capacity Building, Training, Advocacy
  • Director, CEO, COP, President
  • Government, Governance, Reforms
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research, Analysis
  • Social, Education, Gender, Youth, Child
Professional Experience:
As a Vietnamese American woman who immigrated to the United States in 1971, I know the journey of battling and overcoming adversity in pursuing educational, socio-economic, and racial liberation. At the age of 7, I became our family’s “social worker” with the daunting responsibility of navigating complex social service systems designed to help. Growing up Southeast Asian in the American South added another layer of frustration not only for our family but for those from who we sought help. Sometimes we found help but often we did not. My mother’s history of intergenerational poverty, war and complex trauma coupled with my adoptive father’s untimely death as a child culminated into a personal and professional determination to help hurting people and communities access opportunity and hope. My childhood experiences left an indelible mark on my soul but also fueled a passion to ensure our nation’s most vulnerable people not only possess the same rights to safety and well-being as every other person but, more importantly, are given the same voice. Voice in how they see hope in despair. Voice in how they triumph in tragedy. And, more importantly, voice in how they thrive rather than survive.

My professional career includes serving as a national management consultant and senior philanthropic advisor to Federal and State government child welfare and social impact leaders; Chief of Staff and senior leader managing child welfare system reform and community change efforts; child protection and foster care worker; domestic violence advocate; administrator and faculty at the University of Georgia and Florida Gulf Coast University; and author of several publications addressing child maltreatment, child protection, domestic violence and community responses to child abuse and neglect. My most meaningful roles, however, were as a frontline child protection, adoption, foster care and domestic violence social worker.
I hold a bachelors and masters of social work from the University of Denver and University of Georgia. I am also an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) with the International Coaching Federation (ICF).
Affiliations and Achievements:
Board Member, Alia Innovations
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    Years of Experience:
    More than 20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    United States
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