Meet our Board! Board members are elected each year by the membership and serve for a term of one year beginning July 1st.  If a board position becomes vacant during the year, members may contact the current President to be considered.  

Elected Board Positions

President
President

Andrea Roth

Nationality: German
Email: president@awa.org.hk

Andrea has a wealth of experience in beginning anew and re-defining herself. Born and educated in Germany, she started to… learn more

First Vice-President, Fundraising
First Vice-President, Fundraising

Robin Neiterman

Nationality: American
Email: fundraising@awa.org.hk

Robin moved to Hong Kong in September 2017 from the Northeast of the United States. Robin has a Bachelors degree from Dartmouth… learn more

Second Vice-President, Membership
Second Vice-President, Membership

Gail Sousa

Nationality: American
Email: membership@awa.org.hk

Gail was born and raised in New York and has lived her adult life in Rhode Island, Wisconsin and Florida prior to moving… learn more

Third Vice-President, Activities
Third Vice-President, Activities

Tracey-Lee Hayes

Nationality: South African & British
Email: activities@awa.org.hk

Tracey-Lee was born and raised in Zimbabwe, fortunate to have an idyllic childhood in Africa. At the age of 16 she moved… learn more

Charitable Donations
Charitable Donations

Beth McNicholas

Nationality: American
Email: charities@awa.org.hk

Beth moved to Hong Kong from the New York suburbs in 2006 and has been an active AWA member for the past 12 years. As the… learn more

Community Service
Community Service

Lee Parr

Nationality: American
Email: volunteering@awa.org.hk

Lee grew up in Charleston, South Carolina. However, NYC was home after college until she met her husband, Jeremy, and moved… learn more

Education & Scholarship
Education & Scholarship

Augusta Nichols-Even

Nationality: American
Email: educationscholarship@awa.org.hk

A New England native, Augusta moved to Hong Kong from Boston with her husband for his first expat assignment in 2015. After… learn more

Treasurer
Treasurer

Alison Doran

Nationality: British
Email: treasurer@awa.org.hk

Alison is English by birth but spent most of her younger years being raised in not only England but also Zimbabwe and South… learn more

Recording Secretary
Recording Secretary

Jessica Cheng

Nationality: American
Email: secretary@awa.org.hk

Jessica was born in Nepal to American parents.  Subsequently she lived in Pakistan, Tajikistan and the Philippines.  After… learn more

Appointed Board Positions

PR & Communications
PR & Communications

Rachel Bourke

Nationality: Australian, Hong Kong
Email: publicrelations@awa.org.hk

Rachel was born and raised in Hong Kong (at a time when there was no air-conditioning on buses or in her classroom – can… learn more

AWAre Editor
AWAre Editor

Stephanie Chan

Nationality: American
Email: aware@awa.org.hk

Growing up in Columbia, Missouri, the American-born daughter of immigrants from Hong Kong, Stephanie never imagined that… learn more

Sponsorship
Sponsorship

Debbie Cruikshank

Nationality: American
Email: corporatesponsor@awa.org.hk

Debbie was born and raised in the United States, and obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in mathematics and computer science.… learn more

Permanent Staff

Director of Operations
Director of Operations

Barbora Mayer

Nationality: Czech
Email: director_operations@awa.org.hk

Barbora was born in the Czech Republic where she also attended University, first gaining a BA in Teaching English as a Foreign… learn more

Member Services Representative
Member Services Representative

Joanne Lam

Nationality: Hong Kong
Email: info@awa.org.hk

Born in Hong Kong, Joanne began her career in the insurance sector where she gained broad administrative and leadership experience.… learn more