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We are so proud of all our achievements, but what makes us even more proud is our brilliant Board and passionate Team who make all our achievements possible. We can’t thank our team enough for their strength, courage and perseverance when it comes to protecting and supporting some of the most disadvantaged mothers and vulnerable children in Hong Kong.
Vivien is a Senior Advisor for the Asia Pacific Region at STS Capital Partners and has been the Board Chair at PathFinders since 2017…
“I feel immensely privileged to be in a position where I can support to give the migrant mothers and children we serve at PathFinders a better life, since they have enabled me to have a great one.”
Vivien is a Senior Advisor for the Asia Pacific Region at STS Capital Partners and has been the Board Chair at PathFinders since 2017
Prior to joining STS Capital Partners, Vivien experienced a 35-year career in private wealth management in Asia, working across several top institutions, including Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, and Chase Manhattan Bank. Vivien holds an MBA from Cass Business School, City, University of London and a BSc (Hons) degree from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology.
Vivien was involved as co-chairs of Asia Diversity Council and HK Women Business Alliance while she was working at Morgan Stanley, through which she was greatly involved in the mentorship and championing the career advancement of professional women in the workplace.
Beth is a director and senior legal counsel at Bank Julius Baer & Co. Ltd. She has held various senior legal roles …
“There are many Hong Kong residents who can live privileged lives and can both work and have a family thanks to the incredible support of the migrant domestic workers who leave their families and country to come work in Hong Kong. I wanted to recognise that and contribute back in whatever capacity I could.”
Beth is a director and senior legal counsel at Bank Julius Baer & Co. Ltd. She has held various senior legal roles in Investment Banking and Private Banking in both Hong Kong and London. Beth was the co-chair of Women in Finance, Asia for 10 years and is one of the founders and directors of a local NGO called “Suits for Success”. She is a member of the Law Society of England and Wales.
David is a Senior Advisor at STS Capital Partners and an experienced business leader and Board Director with …
“I made my career in Asia, and, because of that, I believe it is mission-critical to actively support and enable those children most vulnerable and disadvantaged in the communities that have enabled me to thrive and live out my dreams and passions.”
David is a Senior Advisor at STS Capital Partners and an experienced business leader and Board Director with almost 30 years living and working across Asia. David has been active with the Auction Napa Valley, Mother’s Choice, and Room To Read charities. His work on the Pathfinders BOD provides an opportunity to focus on issues regarding children, healthcare, education, human rights, and community – topics that pull his heartstrings and harness his experience, beliefs, skills, and relationships. David is proficient in English, Japanese, Indonesian, and he speaks a bit of Thai.
Meena is the Senior Advisor for APAC Regulatory Affairs with Ernst and Young. Prior to that she spent over 35 years …
“I truly believe that every child is a gift to humanity and should be given a fair chance in life. I am so thrilled to be part of PathFinders effort to help the most vulnerable children and their migrant mothers who have sacrificed so much for me and others in Hong Kong to gain access to essential services and preserve their human dignity.”
Meena is the Senior Advisor for APAC Regulatory Affairs with Ernst and Young. Prior to that she spent over 35 years in public service including as Executive Director for Enforcement and AML Supervision in the Hong Kong Monetary Authority. In the aftermath of the financial crisis she set up the HKMA’s Banking Conduct Department and introduced a raft of regulations to help financial consumers, investors and depositors. She also served as the CEO of the Deposit Protection Board and was the founding Director of the Financial Dispute Resolution Centre. Meena is a qualified lawyer and worked in the Department of Justice specialising in judicial reviews before joining HKMA ‘s Legal Office in 1995. She is a member of the Estate Agent Authority. For nearly 30 years she has been serving as the Secretary General of the Baha’i community of Hong Kong and offers regular children, adult and junior youth courses to build capacity of the participants to render service to their local communities throughout Hong Kong.
George is the Chair of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP) Sustainable …
Dr. George Lam
George is the Chair of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP) Sustainable Business Network (ESBN) and the ESBN Task Force on Sustainable and Inclusive Finance. He has held a number of senior positions in Hong Kong and the Asia Pacific region and is the immediate past Chairman of Cyberport, Hong Kong’s digital technology flagship and global innovation hub. A former member of the Hong Kong Bar, George is a Solicitor of the High Court of Hong Kong.
Virginia has a long history of supporting Women in Finance and corporate Diversity & Inclusion. Over her 30 year career …
Virginia Devereux Wong
“I’m passionate about giving back to the MDW community in appreciation to all the brave and dedicated women workers. Many have committed in lifelong services to Hong Kong families, enabling countless women to have the flexibility and freedom to pursue their career aspirations. These are enormous sacrifices for which we, working women, are enormously grateful. If Pathfinders can provide care and comfort for MDW women and their born or unborn child during times of crisis, as well as guidance for crisis prevention, it is worthy of our support!”
Virginia has a long history of supporting Women in Finance and corporate Diversity & Inclusion. Over her 30 year career in the Asia fund management industry, she has worked with HSBC Private Banking, Standard Life Investments and Goldman Sachs Asset Management. Virginia has a strong track record of business success and a renowned reputation in establishing new businesses, with a key emphasis on building collaborative team cultures, focused on integrity and determination to succeed.
Catherine joined PathFinders as CEO in February 2019, following 7 years with Save the Children…
Catherine joined PathFinders as CEO in February 2019, following 7 years with Save the Children, where she worked as a consultant Project Manager for Save the Children International’s Asia Regional Office, and most recently as COO for Save the Children Hong Kong.
Prior to joining the NGO sector, Catherine worked for over a decade in communications and public affairs, latterly as an Associate Director in the International Public Affairs team at Pfizer.
Catherine earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Surrey, England. She has lived in Asia for over 10 years and has a 7 year old son and 6 year old daughter.
A licensed master social worker (LMSW) in the United States and registered social worker (RSW) in Canada…
A licensed master social worker (LMSW) in the United States and registered social worker (RSW) in Canada and Hong Kong, Carmen started off her career as a Case Manager at a foster care agency and psychiatric rehabilitation center in U.S.
To broaden her horizon, she returned to Hong Kong and served in the non-profit sector for more than a decade in helping thousands of ethnic minorities, migrant workers, refugees, asylum seekers and individuals with mental disabilities, etc.
Carmen obtained her Masters in Social Work at The Chinese University of Hong Kong and BA in Social Work at Salisbury University, Maryland, USA. Prior to joining PathFinders in 2013, Carmen worked at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to manage the entire welfare program for hundreds of refugee families as a Social Counselor. She held the position of Service Development Officer under the Head of Social Services Division, Caritas Hong Kong with over 2,000 staff. She had managed hundreds of asylum-seeking cases and a shelter for minors at the International Social Service Hong Kong (ISS). She was nominated for the Immigrant Advisory Council Member at Langley Local Immigration Partnership, Canada in 2021. Carmen has extensive field experience and knowledge of the social welfare system in the United States, Canada, and Hong Kong.
Harriet is passionate about strategic philanthropy and bringing people together to create change…
Harriet is passionate about strategic philanthropy and bringing people together to create change. She joined PathFinders in August 2017 as Business Development Manager having previously held several donor positions.
Harriet is a key member of the senior leadership team, and oversees our fundraising efforts and donor management to ensure we have the resources we need to deliver our programmes and achieve our strategic goals. Harriet is part of the NGO Taskforce, a group of female leaders championing better collaboration amongst NGOs and their stakeholders in Hong Kong, and part of the The Women’s Foundation Mentoring Programme 2020/2021 cohort. She was recently awarded a scholarship to join the Common Purpose Programme for Senior Leaders.
Prior to PathFinders, Harriet held joint appointments at the COMO Group in Singapore, concurrently managing a grant portfolio for COMO Foundation, the Group’s philanthropic arm, and the sustainability efforts for the Group’s lifestyle and retail businesses. She also brings experience from the financial services industry where she managed global projects and community investment initiatives across Asia. Harriet holds a BA (Hons) in Economics from the University of Bath in the UK.
Kristina rejoined PathFinders in 2019 to lead our Crisis Prevention work. Formerly Kristina was one of our Senior…
Kristina rejoined PathFinders in 2019 to lead our Crisis Prevention work. Formerly Kristina was one of our Senior Case Workers responsible for driving our outreach and home country programmes. She is passionate about building a “Community of Change and Culture of Hope”, which she is able to achieve in her current role.
Kristina has more than 15 years of frontline experience working with migrant domestic workers (MDW) in Hong Kong, with a focus on migration, social and psychosocial services. During her career she has led a joint project for Christian Action and Mission 21 Switzerland to provide shelter and psychosocial support to vulnerable MDWs. In addition, she has been a trainer for Enrich and CARITAS Asian Migrant Workers Social Service Project, among many others.
Kristina graduated from STFT Jakarta Indonesia with a final thesis focused on the stories of marginalities and spirituality of resistance. During her university years, she was a member of the student executive board and professor’s assistant. Prior to starting her personal and professional journey in Hong Kong, Kristina then worked in the Research, Development and Community Service Unit and was the residence master in her alma mater.
Senior Manager, Public Awareness
Angie joined PathFinders in 2019 to kickstart the employers’ engagement initiative. Angie has spearheaded…
Angie joined PathFinders in 2019 to kickstart the employers’ engagement initiative. Angie has spearheaded a number of new initiatives in her career; including a child advocacy service for children involved in the child protection system, as well as a family programme centre for families of the incarcerated. Ever passionate about enhancing the lives of individuals and communities – particularly the disenfranchised – Angie has worked in different roles and functions in diverse settings; from social service, community development to international development. Her vast experience also spanned from non-government to public sectors in different parts of the world. Angie brings her positive spirit, resourcefulness and creativity into every aspect of her life – be it professionally or personally. A true global citizen, Angie calls a few places home. Hong Kong is where she and her family now resides.
Senior Manager, Communications
Ken joined PathFinders in October 2021 to lead our communications, with a focus on engaging Chinese speaking media…
Ken joined PathFinders in October 2021 to lead our communications, with a focus on engaging Chinese speaking media. Over the years, he has held a number of communications roles in various industries and has spent the most recent years in the NGO sector.
Ken is from Hong Kong but has a strong connection to Indonesia, as half of his family’s from there. He loves volunteering and has a passion for inspiring others.
Senior Manager, Research & Policy
Radha is our Research & Policy lead at PathFinders and part of the Systemic Change team. Her approach involves examining the…
Radha is our Research & Policy lead at PathFinders and part of the Systemic Change team. Her approach involves examining the experiences of migrant domestic workers attempting to access maternity protections and provide for their newborns to produce data-driven solutions for Crisis Intervention and Crisis Prevention programming.
She has a background in Social Anthropology and South Asian Studies, and previously worked in development and academia in Canada and Pakistan. Radha has designed and conducted qualitative research for international and local organizations on gender and minority rights; prison reform; and internal displacement and international migration. She has also taught an undergraduate anthropology course at the Aga Khan University in Karachi.
Radha holds an M.A. from York University and a B.A. (Honours) from the University of Toronto.
Senior Manager, Finance
Billy joined PathFinders in March 2019 as our Senior Finance Manager and is a key member of our Leadership Team….
Billy joined PathFinders in March 2019 as our Senior Finance Manager and is a key member of our Leadership Team. His main responsibilities include receiving and allocation of funding, managing daily office operations, monthly financial reporting, cash flow forecasting, donor reporting and management of our yearly audit.
Billy studied in Australia at Adelaide TAFE and has a Diploma in banking and finance. He has more than 20 years of experience in accounting and financial services.
Ada joined PathFinders in 2021 as a Partnership Manager and functions as a core member of the Systemic Change team…
Ada joined PathFinders in 2021 as a Partnership Manager and functions as a core member of the Systemic Change team. She engages and oversees relationships with diverse groups and individuals who are keen to partner and support PathFinders.
Her key responsibilities include, implementing long-term fundraising strategies, supporting public awareness initiatives, designing partnership engagement strategies, managing existing relationships, and nurturing new ones.
Ada is passionate about fostering valuable human interactions and relationships. She has over 7 years combined experience in the hospitality industry and human experience research. She holds a B.A in Language and Linguistics, an MSc in International Tourism and Convention Management, and a professional certification in Customer Relationship Management.
Healthcare Manager, Crisis Prevention
Marcella joined PathFinders in January 2020 as part of our Healthcare team to support women and babies not eligible for healthcare…
Marcella joined PathFinders in January 2020 as part of our Healthcare team to support women and babies not eligible for healthcare in Hong Kong. A role she finds hugely rewarding, yet challenging with every day presenting varied situations that require her to ‘think outside the box’ to find solutions for the vulnerable children we serve and who deserve the best start in life.
Marcella studied in the UK at King’s College London as a Paediatric Nurse and later acquired a BsC in Children with Long Term Conditions. She then enjoyed working in various teaching hospitals in London and then in Australia, caring for children and their families.
In 2014, Marcella moved to Hong Kong with her family and started working in a private healthcare setting running baby clinics. In this role she helps new parents to navigate the early days with their newborn, a role she continues to do alongside her work at PathFinders.
Most recently, and after a lot of effort, Marcella became a Registered Sick Children’s Nurse on the Hong Kong Nursing Register – a rarity for an overseas health professional!
Case Worker, Crisis Intervention
Hina is a registered social worker and joined PathFinders in 2019 as a Case Worker. As a graduate of the University of Hong Kong…
Hina is a registered social worker and joined PathFinders in 2019 as a Case Worker. As a graduate of the University of Hong Kong, Hina was inspired to work on cultural integration, diversity and inclusion. She has since passionately served vulnerable populations such as asylum seekers, ethnic minorities and migrant domestic workers.
Hina believes that clients benefit from having social workers with diverse backgrounds to handle culturally sensitive issues. She also hopes to advocate for the needs of marginalised communities and give them a voice through empowerment.
Gathering interest in child safeguarding, Hina pursued an Advanced Diploma of Social Work with Children at the Chinese University of Hong Kong to continue professional development and to be able to implement skills and knowledge back to the community.
Case Worker, Crisis Intervention
Ryan joined PathFinders in 2021 as a Case Worker within our Crisis Intervention team. His duties include providing comfort, care…
Ryan joined PathFinders in 2021 as a Case Worker within our Crisis Intervention team. His duties include providing comfort, care and counselling to migrant mothers to help guide them through their crises and to ensure their children receive a fair start in life.
Ryan earned his Bachelor of Social Science in Psychology from the University of Hong Kong (HKU). He initially joined PathFinders as an intern through the university’s Experiential Learning Programme – Social Innovation and Global Citizenship (SIGC), wherein students are given the opportunity to learn about social issues and create impact in society. He impressed us so much, we were delighted when he agreed to ‘officially’ join our team!
Case Worker, Crisis Intervention
Jina joined PathFinders as a Case Worker in 2022 and has extensive experience working in the non-profit sector. Jina previously taught…
“I believe everyone should be treated fairly, regardless of race, religion, gender, or social status.”
Jina joined PathFinders as a Case Worker in 2022 and has extensive experience working in the non-profit sector. Jina previously taught computer literacy and English to Indonesian migrant workers at Christian Action and Caritas, and was an interpreter at CHEERS during her gap year. Prior to joining PathFinders, Jina was a project assistant at International Social Service Hong Kong (ISSHK), where she served asylum seekers and refugees for over six years.
Jina earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Sanata Dharma in Jogjakarta, Indonesia. Always fascinated by the human condition, she attended additional relevant seminars and workshops during her college years on topics such as understanding phobias, trauma counseling, autism, and psychological testing. Jina continued to expand her knowledge at ISSHK by taking Bowen Theory courses such as Basics of Bowen Theory and Couple Counselling.
Case Worker, Crisis Intervention
Angel joined Pathfinders as a Case Worker in 2022. She was a history major student and graduated from Hong Kong Baptist University…
Angel joined Pathfinders as a Case Worker in 2022. She was a history major student and graduated from Hong Kong Baptist University. Her interest in community service arose during her college years. After graduation, she served in our Crisis Intervention Team, responsible for addressing cases, and organizing educational workshops.
Angel is dedicated to protecting vulnerable children in Hong Kong, believing that every child should be respected and treated fairly. Also, as a Hong Kong local, Angel strives to improve relationships between Hong Kong employers and migrant domestic workers, including solving their inquiries and providing accurate information regarding their helpers’ pregnancies.
Officer, Crisis Prevention
Nabina joined PathFinders in 2018 as a programme coordinator responsible for our education workshops, supplies …
“I joined PathFinders after a few months of volunteering. From the beginning, I was touched by the genuine respect and care of the team. Being a part of the Crisis Prevention team inspires and motivates me to pursue my passion to further empower our super inspiring Ambassadors.”
Nabina joined PathFinders in 2018 as a programme coordinator responsible for our education workshops, supplies management and to assist with community outreach. Quickly establishing herself as a strong and capable team member, Nabina is now a Crisis Prevention Officer and supports management of our Ambassador Program and migrant domestic worker (MDW) empowerment initiatives.
Nabina holds Masters in Public Health from American International University in Bangladesh, Bachelor of Public Health from Pokhara University Nepal, and Higher Secondary Education (Plus 2) Certificate from United Academy Nepal.
Prior to returning to Hong Kong permanently in 2017, Nabina worked as District Project Coordinator with Jana Hitaishi, a local Nepalese NGO providing basic health education and check up for the community as part of Nepalese’s post-earthquake relief program. Nabina also worked and volunteered with Restless Development Nepal and Nepal Youth Foundation.
Officer, Crisis Prevention
Antaria joined PathFinders as a Crisis Prevention Officer in December 2020. Since 2013, she has been assistingwith the ministry…
“My dream is to set up a kids center in Indonesia, where underprivileged children will have education assistance without having to be separated from their parents. This dream is aligned with PathFinders’ mission that all children are valuable and deserve a fair start in life. By joining PathFinders, I am one step closer in reaching my dream”.
Antaria joined PathFinders as a Crisis Prevention Officer in December 2020. Since 2013, she has been assistingwith the ministry of her church, Celebrate Life Baptist Church. Specifically supporting administration and programs for their Indonesian migrant domestic worker (MDW) congregation, organizing Art and Cantonese class, as well as providing counsel related to work and family. She has also been teaching Bahasa Indonesia to local volunteers, as well as providing Bahasa Indonesia-Cantonese interpretation.
Antaria has worked and volunteered with various services, such as Christian Action – Centre for Migrant Domestic Workers and Haven of Hope Holistic Care Centre. Prior to 2013, Antaria worked as a MDW in Hong Kong. Antaria holds Associate Degree, majoring in Information Information Technology from Training Program of Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS) Surabaya, Indonesia and High School Diploma from Madiun, Indonesia
Officer, Crisis Prevention
Erica joined PathFinders in November 2022 as a Crisis Prevention Officer and supports management of our Ambassador Program…
Erica joined PathFinders in November 2022 as a Crisis Prevention Officer and supports management of our Ambassador Program and migrant domestic worker (MDW) empowerment initiatives. Prior to ‘officially’ joining PathFinders, Erica was a social work intern with us in 2019 and continued to support our work until she graduated.
Erica earned her Bachelor of Social Sciences in Sociology from the University of Hong Kong (HKU) and is currently a Master of Philosophy Candidate in Sociology. Given Erica’s strong interest in gender and family research, her thesis focused on the pregnancy, childbearing decisions and the experiences of women in urban China. Erica is passionate about protecting the fundamental rights of women and children, as well as improving their lives. During her two-year Masters, Erica also gained experience in education by working as a teaching assistant and research assistant at HKU.