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.
Director, Community Engagement
A registered social worker, Carmen has dedicated herself and experience working with ethnic minorities, migrant workers, refugees, and asylum seekers. Prior to joining PathFinders in 2013, she worked at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to manage the entire welfare programme for over 100 refugee families as a Social Counselor and took on a role as Service Development Officer at Caritas, Hong Kong at Social Services Division with over 2,000 staff. She had worked with over 200 cases of asylum seekers and shelter management as a Case Manager at International Social Service Hong Kong (ISS). Carmen has extensive experience and knowledge of the social welfare system in both U.S. and Hong Kong. She also worked at the foster care and psychiatric rehabilitation centre in the states as a case manager.
Carmen holds a Master degree in Social Work at The Chinese University of Hong Kong and obtained her Bachelor's degree in Social Work with a minor in Psychology and Music at Salisbury University in Maryland, United States.
Harriet joined PathFinders in 2017 and is a key member of the Senior Leadership Team, reporting directly to the CEO.
She oversees fundraising and donor management, with key responsibilities including fundraising strategy and day-to-day operations, income management and cashflow projections, business development and donor relationship management, and fundraising event management.
Prior to PathFinders, Harriet was Programme Officer at COMO Group in Singapore where she managed a grant portfolio for COMO Foundation, the Group's philanthropic arm, and the sustainability efforts for the Group's lifestyle retail businesses. Harriet holds a First Class Honors BSc degree in Economics from the University of Bath, UK.
Senior Manager, Public Awareness
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, Crisis Prevention
Kristina rejoined PathFinders in 2019, as one of our team leaders in the Community Engagement and she was also our senior case manager back in 2012 who drove the outreach and home country programmes. She believes in building the "Community of Change and Culture of Hope '' and sees PathFinders and her current role shared that belief.
Possess more than 15 years of frontline experiences with migrant workers in Hong Kong, Kristina has been developing her career focusing on migration, social and psychosocial services for migrant domestic workers (MDWs) throughout her professional roles such as in-charge of Christian Action and Mission 21 Switzerland's joint project, providing shelters and pyschosocial supports to vulnerable MDWs, as well as one of the trainers in Enrich and CARITAS Asian Migrant Workers Social Service Project among many others.
She graduated from STFT Jakarta Indonesia with final thesis focused on the stories of marginalities and spirituality of resistance. She was a member of students executive board and professor's asisstant during her university years. She then worked in the Research, Development and Community Service Unit and was the residence master in her alma mater prior to starting her professional and life's journey in Hong Kong.
Senior Manager, People & Organisation Development
After building a career in hospitality industry for over 20 years, Medina became more involved in the NGO community in 2013, from teaching English to visually impaired youths, helping with program translations and presentations, to providing various makeup services for charities across Hong Kong, Indonesia and Vietnam. She joined PathFinders in 2018 to lead its Home Country Integration Programme, collaborating closely with relevant consulates in Hong Kong and local NGOs in Indonesia and The Philippines where the majority of our beneficiaries are from. She also maintains the program's commitment to providing educational and mental support, relevant information and resources and other necessary assitance to our returning mothers and their children prior to leaving Hong Kong and if needed, at their home country.
Medina who's pursuing her interest in life coaching, is passionate about making a positive impact in the community and she believes that determination, hard work and sincerity coupled with resilience will always lead to success, and that every effort counts.