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Catherine Tong Dannaoui

Executive Director

Catherine is a nonprofit leader with a communications and events background spanning 20 years. As Executive Director of HandsOn Hong Kong, Catherine leads the team that empowers everyone in Hong Kong to volunteer—providing vital behind-the-scenes assistance to over 100 charities each year through more than 3,000 programs. Catherine has a passion for creating impactful community initiatives, moving people to take action and guiding teams to reach their full potential. Since joining HandsOn in 2016, she has empowered thousands of students, families, employees and community members on the transformative power of volunteering to address social needs. Prior to joining the non-profit sector, Catherine led teams and ran flagship events at both OgilvyOne and The Economist Group. She holds a B.A. (Honours) in Communications from the University of Technology in Sydney.


Lisa Lam

Head of Corporate Programs and Development

Lisa has over 10 years of experience in Public Relations and Journalism. Before joining HandsOn, she oversaw PR and Corporate Communications strategies for Lan Kwai Fong Group for four years, where she spearheaded a number of CSR campaigns by partnering with different NGOs and corporations. Prior to joining LKF Group, Lisa spent seven years at now-TV as a Senior News Presenter and Producer focusing on both current affairs and finance news. With a strong passion for addressing social needs and helping companies to engage with the local community, Lisa uses her expertise to raise awareness of volunteerism and build a bridge between different sectors. She is a degree holder of a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Hong Kong.


Fiona Barker

Communications Director

Fiona oversees the organisation's communications, using creative marketing and storytelling to drive volunteer engagement and further our charity's mission. She has over 10 years’ expertise in Comms and PR within the corporate sector and hands-on experience of marrying community investment initiatives with employee engagement to deliver real, purposeful company ‘Giving Back’ programs. A passionate traveller and volunteer, Fiona has lent a hand to grassroots communities in three continents, including Africa, Asia and Europe. She holds a BA (Hons) degree in Journalism and believes that effective, powerful storytelling can change the world.


Bia Lin

Senior Program Manager - Volunteer & NGO Engagement

Bia overseas volunteer and NGO engagement at HandsOn. With over seven years of experience designing programs that empower HK people to volunteer, Bia has implemented services that engage volunteers of different ages to support the community. To maintain the good credibility of HandsOn with the funders, she has managed and maintained the relationships with the funders through regular meetings and reporting. Bia hosted a Master of Public Administration from Indiana University, Bloomington, and a Master of Social Science in Applied Sociology from the City University of Hong Kong.


Bonnie Ho

Office Manager

Inspired by the HandsOn Hong Kong mission to create a caring society through volunteering, Bonnie joined the team in late 2016 as general office administrator overseeing HR matters and accounting. She is now using her skills to support the organisation as Office Manager, responsible for the day-to-day running of the office. Prior to joining HandsOn, Bonnie worked at AchieveGlobal, a global training organisation providing skills traning and consulting services and Hong Kong Film Critics Society (NGO) as an Administration Manager. Here she was responsible for seminar coordination, event management and office administration.


Wing Yi Lee

Senior Program Officer – Volunteer Service

Wing Yi works on the recruitment, management and recognition of volunteers at HandsOn. Wing Yi has been active in various volunteering roles since a young age. She was a committee member of a Social Service Group providing regular entertainment activities for individuals with intellectual disabilities and a mentor to younger students. Having graduated with a Bachelor of Social Science degree in criminology, Wing Yi has a deep understanding about the importance of community service in helping disadvantaged youth and offenders in society. Prior to joining to HOHK, she was an intern at a non-governmental organization in Singapore where she organized community service programs for underprivileged families. At HOHK, she hopes to empower both volunteers and beneficiaries to lead positive lives.


Alvis Wong

Program Manager

Alvis comes to HandsOn Hong Kong with over seven years of experience in project and program management within the non-profit sector. During his time at Habitat for Humanity, he managed and developed regional volunteer programs in Hong Kong, Macau, Malaysia and Taiwan. Alvis is also an experienced volunteer leader, and has participated in various community service projects in Hong Kong and other developing countries. He spent time in remote areas of Northern Thailand with Plan International, visiting, interviewing and understanding the situation of the region’s under-resourced families. He believes that volunteering is one of the most meaningful ways to support NGOs and serve social issues and needs.


Brian Lee

Senior Digital Executive

Prior to joining HandsOn Hong Kong, Brian worked in the FMCG sector focusing on digital marketing and e-commerce. He is now using his skills to support the organization's digital transformation, with a focus on maintaining and evolving the organization's website and volunteer management platforms, as well as the HandsOn app for Volunteer Leaders. Brian has a strong passion for animal rights and protection, and has been an active volunteer at several animal-rescue organizations in Hong Kong as well as in Sydney, Australia. Brian graduated from Macquarie University with a Bachelor of Arts.


Matthew Chiang

Assistant Program Manager

Matthew is a community specialist who is educated to postgraduate level. He has had thorough experience in project management of community projects with proficiencies in corporate responsibility, community partnerships and events. Prior to joining HOHK, he worked for other NGOs and government managing beneficiary projects and income-generating initiatives in areas of social advocacy, youth empowerment and digital inclusion. He finds being part of the HOHK team rewarding as he can work in a team of passionate people and at the same time reach out to the underprivileged. At leisure, he enjoys volunteering for charities/social enterprises to keep abreast of social changes and needs. He also runs a social venture that promotes active ageing of local male retirees - Salt & Pepper.


Anita Chan

Assistant Program Manager

Anita is a nature lover who has always been inspired by wildlife. Through her work, she’s devoted to influencing others to lead a greener life. Since graduating with a degree in Environmental Science, she has worked for both local and international green groups across environmental education, community engagement, policy advocacy and project coordination. Before joining HandsOn, Anita spent four years promoting sustainable trail management and educating others on the “leave no trace” message in the countryside. She also developed Hong Kong’s first trail maintenance volunteer team — tasked with looking after beautiful country parks using only natural materials and handcrafted methods. She sees joining HandsOn as a great opportunity to bring positive impact by serving different social needs, and strongly believes that the collective power of corporates and cross sector collaboration can change the community for the better.


Ophelia Lai

Events and Communications officer

As our Events & Communications Officer, Ophelia leads HandsOn’s programme of events that support our fundraising and outreach efforts, while supporting the organisations’ storytelling and volunteer recruitment. Prior to joining HOHK, she worked in marketing, brand and fundraising for Hong Kong Red Cross. Outside of the office, Ophelia’s interests have taken her to Japan to participate in WWOOFing (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms) to learn more about organic and sustainable living while contributing to a thriving farm. She is also an animal lover and has been actively volunteering for animal rescue organisations in Hong Kong. Ophelia holds a BA (Hons) degree in Fine Art and hopes to promote volunteering in Hong Kong so that more lives can benefit from volunteering.


Cherry Cheung

Program Coordinator

Cherry is a cheerful and energetic individual who enjoys outdoor activities. During her time at University, she served as the Captain of a sports team, which developed her love for teamwork. She thoroughly enjoys collaborating with people from diverse backgrounds and firmly believes in the power of communication to bring communities together. She graduated with a Bachelor degree in sociology and criminology, reflecting her passion for understanding social issues. After graduating, she spent time working with a variety of NGOs growing her passion for making a positive impact in the community.


Hellas Lau

Part-time Program Coordinator

Hellas works as a Part-time Program Coordinator in the HandsOn calender team. She is currently in her final year of studies, studying Master of Social Science Program in Social Work. Hellas is looking to become a registered social worker to help those in need in the society. With her sincere and caring personality, she connects well with HandsOn volunteers from all different age groups and backgrounds.


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