About Lana

From one student to over 30,000,

Lana is on a mission to empower economic and social development.

“The future is already here—it's just not very evenly distributed.”

Where We Came From

The Lana Story

As a Vietnamese refugee in the US, education has been my gateway to vast opportunities—from my roots in the Mekong Delta to leading a global business. In 2010, Lana emerged from tutoring a single student after my return from diplomatic service. As a former U.S. Diplomat advocating for education abroad, I was driven to support students in diverse ways upon my return home.

From that initial student, Lana Learn expanded significantly, emphasizing impact and scale. Today, we collaborate with federal and state entities, alongside international partners, driving education and training programs forward. Our approach remains deeply rooted in direct engagement, in-person or virtually, focused on setting and achieving goals to educate, elevate, and empower every individual and organization we serve.


Tina Tran Neville

Who We Are

Our Team

Tina Tran Neville

Founder & CEO

Jordan Spooner

Senior Program Director

Maya Burke

Program Manager, HIT Program

Emile Van Heerden

Team Lead, Unit 871 Base

Nhan Dang

Vietnam Operations Director

Lisa Garsson

Operations, Unit 871 Base

Cedric Chigome

Instructor, Unit 871 Base

Caleb Galipeau

Instructor, Unit 871 Base

Adele Norton

Program Manager, Test Prep

Jasmine Coombs

Program Manager, 21st CCLC Program

Toju Omatete

Academic Coach, HIT Program

Jenna Sagan

Academic Coach, HIT Program

Matthew Estabrook

Site Coordinator, 21st CCLC Program

Stedman Allen

Academic Coach, HIT Program

Danielle Chambers

Academic Coach, HIT Program

Join our team

We are always looking to meet well qualified applicants passionate about education and empowering others. If you are interesting in working with us, please submit your resume and cover letter to

Our Values

Delivering meaningful results is what drives us.

The best intentions in the world are only a starting point. At Lana, we understand that results matter and that we can only help your organization and its people succeed when we are achieving the goals which we have established together. Below are some of our values and how we approach our partnership with our clients.



Leadership is inspiring, guiding, and empowering others, fostering collaboration, and driving collective success through aligned decisions and actions.



Achievement recognizes that long-term thinking, determination, and growth drive success, enabling impactful contributions that turn potential into tangible results.



Novelty seeks to embrace new ideas, adapt to drive progress, and foster agility to remain competitive in evolving markets.



Accountability aligns actions with values, fostering transparent interactions and prioritizing reliability and meaningful outcomes for students and partners.

District of Columbia Office
2101 L Street, NW Suite 300
Washington, DC 20037
Washington State Office
800 5th Avenue, Suite 101-800
Seattle, WA 98104

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