Phouninh Vinxayvong has been partnered with the Lao Assistance Center of Minnesota since 1994. Initially, she was working with the Lao Women’s Association and shared office space with the Lao Assistance Center of Minnesota. She than joined the Lao Center staff team in 2009 as an employee than started volunteering in 2011. She started as a Chemical Health Coordinator but also does many things. She deals with any social service issues that are immigration and citizenship based. She has certifications with Chemical Health and she obtained a degree in Chemical Dependency from Metro U. She is a certified counselor for Chemical Dependency for 7 metro county areas. Mrs. Phouninh also teaches Lao Traditional Dancing.