Who We Are

Laotian American National Alliance

For more than 20 years we have been dedicated to advancing the social and economic well-being of the multi-ethnic Laotian Americans in the United States.

Our Mission and Vision

In 1999, community leaders with roots from Laos gathered to establish a national organization. Today, as a national community-based non-profit, we amplify the underrepresented voices and empower our multi-ethnic community through education, visibility, and collaboration. We set up specific goals to ensure we make our vision a reality:
  • Promote civic participation, education, and leadership across the Laotian American community
  • Advocate for social justice, equal opportunity, and fair treatment for all multi-ethnic groups from Laos
  • Develop a new generation of non-profit, public sector, and corporate leaders
  • Advance coalitions and community building efforts
  • Increase funding support for Laotian community-based organizations
To meet the urgent needs of our community in 2023, LANA:
  • Organized community calls, increasing our community’s access to policy updates and opportunities to build community.
  • Developed a vaccine outreach program including in-language resources to inform the community about the vaccine and booster.
  • Co-hosted, moderated and participated in panels throughout the year to educate the public about Laotian Americans.
  • Provided healing and holistic care sessions facilitated by Laotian American mental health providers.
  • Participated in Virtual Lao New with Laotian organizations and creators to fundraise over $10,000 to support Laotian nonprofits.
  • Developed and implemented the LANA Votes civic engagement program, contacting 4,000 voters through text and phone banking and reaching 7,415 voters with direct mailers in Georgia, North Carolina, and Texas
  • Distributed over $80,000 to Laotian creators, businesses, and non-profit organizations in 2022 ($45,000 in 2021).

Meet Our Team

Vimala Phongsavanh

Board of Directors


Stephanie Hunt

Board of Directors


Maddy Siriouthay
Board of Directors


April Somboun

 Board of Directors


Arlene Samona Markthepharack

Board of Directors


Lily Nhoisaykham
Board of Directors


Soukprida Phetmisy
Board of Directors


Jane Liu
Board of Directors


Lasamee Kettavong
Vorasane Communications Fellow