Founder and Board Chair
Shaun Bernier is Founder and Board Chair of HandsOn Hong Kong. Shaun founded the HK-affiliate of the Hands On Network in 2007 and has served previously as its Executive Director. Before relocating to Hong Kong in 2007, Shaun developed an expertise in U.S. social policy and advocacy, working in the public sector in New York City and Washington, D.C. There she worked in local and federal government in the offices of Mayor Michael Bloomberg and a member of U.S. Congress, as well as at think-tanks and non-profit organizations focusing on advocacy for lower-income workers and families. In Hong Kong, Shaun also served as Managing Director of Community Business from 2009-2010. Prior to this, she served as the Director of Volunteer Operations for the Clinton Global Initiative Asia in 2008. She holds a Masters of Public Administration from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University in New York, NY.