THE HANDSON HONG KONG TEAM

Sue Toomey

Executive Director

Sue Toomey has more than 20 years of experience running businesses and championing global causes. As Executive Director for HandsOn Hong Kong, Sue's focus is developing the strategic direction and leading the team to mobilize and empower the community to volunteer. In 2017, she oversaw the development and launch of Serve-a-thon, Hong Kong's first community service marathon where thousands of volunteers gave their time to serve more than 15,000 of Hong Kong's most in need. Prior to joining HandsOn, Sue was Vice President, Global Events for The Economist Group where she created and led award-winning events and initiatives addressing global issues, including ocean sustainability, food security, diversity and inclusion. Her experience includes extensive work with corporate clients, developing communication and sponsorship programs to meet marketing needs. She previously ran her own social enterprise and headed a marketing agency while living in Mumbai and led the event marketing team for Saatchi and Saatchi Los Angeles before moving to Asia. Sue has an M.A. in International Affairs from George Washington University and a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Southern California.

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Catherine Dannaoui

Deputy Executive Director

Catherine oversees the running and development of up to 200 HandsOn community service activities for the public each month and manages all external communications driving volunteer engagement and recruitment for the organization. She works closely with the HandsOn Executive Director to achieve the organization's mission to empower everyone in Hong Kong to volunteer and has enlightened thousands of the city’s employees, families and students on the power of volunteering to address our social needs. Catherine has more than 15 years experience as a communications and events specialist, having led teams 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

Director, Development & Partnerships

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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Bia Lin

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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Monique Yau

Assistant Manager Program & Events

With a degree in Event Management, Monique has 4 years of experience in the Event and Exhibition industry. Prior to joining HandsOn Hong Kong, Monique worked for an auction house where she was responsible for planning and managing their bi-annual Hong Kong auction, client events and touring exhibitions across Asia Pacific. With a passion for serving the community and helping others to engage with local NGOs, Monique uses her skills to help design programs which connect companies to the community in support of social needs.

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Ivy Tse

Assistant Program Manager

Ivy has been part of the HOHK team since February 2018 and has a total of five years experience working in Hong Kong’s non-governmental organisation sector. Prior to joining HOHK, Ivy worked at International Social Service as a project assistant serving refugees and asylum seekers. Having graduated with a Bachelor of Social Sciences in Sociology and is currently studying a Master Degree in Social Work at The University of Hong Kong. Ivy has a developed sense of understanding towards social issues and a strong passion for serving the underprivileged in Hong Kong.

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Sophy Lai

Associate Program Director

Prior to joining HOHK, Sophy has worked in project and program management in training and education sectors. She was responsible for managing programs ranging from seminars and workshops to outings and overseas trips. With a great passion for serving the community and raising public awareness on social needs, Sophy has been a core member of Leo Club of Hong Kong (Host) for 8 years. She initiated a number of local and overseas community service projects, such as designing a sports program for students with intellectual disabilities to train their fundamental movement skills and constructing aqueducts to supply treated water to a children's home in Thailand. Sophy is dedicated to making a difference by engaging more people to volunteer and contribute to the betterment of the society. She graduated from Hong Kong Baptist University with a Bachelor Degree in English Language and Literature, and is currently studying a Master Degree in Psychology at Chinese University of Hong Kong.

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Wing Yi Lee

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 from City University of Hong Kong, 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

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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