THE HANDSON HONG KONG TEAM

Catherine Tong Dannaoui

Executive Director

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. Since joining HandsOn as Head of Communications in 2016, she has overseen the running and development of hundreds of service programs and empowered thousands of the city’s employees, families and students to give their time to address social needs in Hong Kong. Catherine has more than 15 years experience as a communications and events specialist, having led teams and run flagship events at both OgilvyOne and The Economist Group before joining HandsOn. She holds a B.A. (Honours) in Communications from the University of Technology in Sydney.

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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.

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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.

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Bia Lin

Senior Program Manager - Volunteer & NGO Engagement

Bia has over three years of experience managing programs in non-profit settings. She has a great passion for making a difference by implementing programs in the community. Before joining HandsOn Hong Kong, she worked at the Children’s Medical Foundation as a program and development officer. She managed over 10 programs concurrently in China, Sichuan, Guizhou, and Yunnan, with a goal of improving local hospitals’ capacity of delivering good medical services to newborns who are in need, and ultimately reducing the neonatal mortality rate in the local area. To attain and secure the funding for these programs, Bia also participated in grant application, grant reporting, and several fundraising events. Bia graduated from Indiana University with a Master of Public Administration, and City University of Hong Kong with a Master of Social Science in Applied Sociology.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Bianca Lee

Senior Program Officer

Bianca has been taking action to serve community needs since high school, where she was a key member of her school’s community youth group for five consecutive years. She began her professional career in the event industry, executing side events such as opening ceremonies and networking receptions for exhibitions and trade shows. Bianca then moved to focus on roles within the non-profit sector, starting by managing the publication of a monthly medical diary for a Hong Kong medical association. Her next NGO role saw Bianca focus on early childhood care and development, where she helped drive their work advocating positive parenting. Bianca's combination of event organizing skills and experience in the non-profit sector, positions her well as part of the HandsOn team organizing meaningful community programs for companies all over Hong Kong. She believes that even the smallest effort to do good, can help infuse positive energy into society!

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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.

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