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

Marcy LaRont

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

Marcy was born and raised in San Jose, California (Bay Area/Silicon Valley). She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from… learn more

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

Augusta Nichols-Even

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

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

Second Vice-President, Membership (interim)
Second Vice-President, Membership (interim)

Jean Han

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

Jean considers herself to be a coast-bouncer, bouncing from East Coast to West Coast of the US, but would really prefer to… learn more

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

Linda Van Noy

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

When her daughter's job offered a transfer to Hong Kong, Linda jumped at the chance for an Asian adventure and became a trailing… learn more

Charitable Donations
Charitable Donations

Gabriela Caraman

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

Gabriela was born in Moldova but she revers as home every place she travels to. In her effort to blend with the locals, on… learn more

Community Service
Community Service

Susie Edrington

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

Susie began pursuing leadership roles while earning her BA from the University of Colorado. She served as President of her… learn more

Education & Scholarship
Education & Scholarship

Helen Carruthers

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

Helen moved to Hong Kong from London in January 2015. Mother of three grown up children, she began her career in publishing… learn more

Treasurer
Treasurer

Annie Fifer

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

Annie, a New Englander by birth, world traveler by choice, was raised in Avon Ct.  While attending the University of Connecticut,… learn more

Recording Secretary
Recording Secretary

Jennifer Kindel

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

Jennifer has been in Hong Kong since 2015.  She became involved in the AWA immediately upon arriving and has enjoyed being… learn more

Appointed Board Positions

Communications Chairwoman
Communications Chairwoman

Rachel Bourke

Nationality: Australian
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

Corporate Sponsorship
Corporate Sponsorship

Nikola Andersson

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

Nikola is originally from Australia where she has a Bachelor's degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Sydney.… learn more

AWAre Editor
AWAre Editor

Brooke Richter

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

Brooke is from the U.S. where she practiced law for 18 years. She moved to Hong Kong in 2008 with her family and now writes… learn more

Leadership Support
Leadership Support

Lisa Strunin

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

Chicago native, who now calls Charlotte, NC home, Lisa has lived in Hong Kong for two years with her husband and daughter,… learn more

Technical Development
Technical Development

Angela Bellas

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

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Permanent Staff

Director of Operations
Director of Operations

Barbora Mayer

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

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Member Services Representative
Member Services Representative

Joanne Lam

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

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