West Sacramento, CA. – Don Nguyen joined Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in August 2022 to oversee the organization’s financial operations and fiscal health. He replaces David Ebenezer, who was RCAC’s previous CFO.
RCAC’s Senior Leadership Team appointed Nguyen CFO after an extensive search. He comes to RCAC with deep experience as a business leader for over 30 years and in multiple industries. As a Certified Public Accountant and Chartered Global Management Accountant, he has professional experience in financial accounting, strategic planning and performance, management information systems and analysis, supply chain management and workflow modeling. Additionally, Nguyen has extensive government contract, nonprofit management, leadership and performance improvement history. As RCAC’s CFO, he manages the organization’s investment portfolio, the nearly $35 million corporate budget, and a revenue base of more than 120 cost centers, as well as auditing activities and RCAC’s relationship with auditors. In addition, he oversees accounting and budgeting.
Nguyen began his career in the medical field before switching to business as a multiple cost-center manager. He held financial management positions with responsibility for budgets of various sizes between $15 million to over $10 billion—medium-size businesses to industry giants. He has bachelor’s degrees in financial accounting and biochemistry and master’s degrees in finance and health services administration. He also holds credentials and designations with several professional affiliations—AICPA (American Institute of Certified Public Accountants), ACHE (American Collage of Healthcare Executives), HFMA (Healthcare Financial Management Association) and Aveta’s Six Sigma.
Founded in 1978, RCAC provides training, technical and financial resources and advocacy so rural communities can achieve their goals and visions. RCAC serves rural communities in 13 western states and western Pacific islands. Services are available to communities with populations of fewer than 50,000, other nonprofit groups, Tribal organizations, farmworkers, colonias and other specific populations. RCAC staff provides direct services in program areas including affordable housing, environmental services, economic development and lending. To learn more about RCAC, visit http://www.rcac.org
Julia Helmreich, director
Communications & Development