Our Team


Dr. Yvonne Becher

Acting Chief Executive | Director, Programme Development & Learning

An experienced and distinguished psychologist, Yvonne maintains strong links to both academic and behavioural research, consulting on UNICEF projects and partnering with The University of Hong Kong as a lecturer and on projects relating to early childhood development.

Cordelia Au

Director, Community Development

Cordelia is experienced in the fundraising and development field, having worked in a variety of local and international NGOs.

Louise Kirkman

Controller - Risk & Compliance

A long-standing CDC staff member since 1999, Louise has experience working both inside and outside of the classroom setting in the CDC.

Julie Giles

Assistant Director, Programme Development & Learning | Speech and Language Therapist

Having worked as a Speech and Language Therapist at the CDC since 1999, Julie now heads the therapy department with her extensive skills and experience in working with young children and families.

Isabel Li

Psychology Team Leader | Educational Psychologist

Isabel has solid experience in working with children. Upon receiving her psychology undergraduate degree in the U.S., Isabel further pursued professional training in Educational Psychology and Expressive Arts Therapy in Hong Kong.

Joan Ng

Teaching Team Leader

A long-term CDC teacher, Joan has a firm belief we must allow each child to learn in their own way.

Sandra Mak

Programme Integration Supervisor

Sandra joined the CDC in 2003 as a special needs teacher. She returned in 2017 and was recently appointed to the role of Programme Integration Supervisor.

Thomas Ho

Therapy Team Leader | Occupational Therapist

Trained in Canada where he practised as an occupational therapist for over 15 years, Thomas brings to the CDC team his extensive experience of using an interdisciplinary approach when providing services to children and families.

Yvonne So

ABA Team Leader | Admissions Coordinator

Yvonne is one of the few specialists in Hong Kong who has been awarded the Board Certified Behaviour Analyst status.

Marry Schmeing

Special Educational Needs Teacher

Born and educated in the Philippines, Marry is a Special Educational Needs Teacher at CDC.

Olivia Lee

Special Educational Needs Teacher

Olivia is an experienced and passionate teacher who treasures every child’s uniqueness and is dedicated in inspiring child’s learning.

Shirley Ng

Supply Teacher

Inspired by the children in the CDC, Shirley is on her way to realising her goal to become a SEN teacher.

Bonnie Lam

Special Child Care Worker

Dedicated to working with children, Bonnie joined the CDC as a Special Child Care Worker. Bonnie believes that gaining children’s trust is essential in supporting them through their learning journey.

Becky Tsui

Classroom Assistant

Following valuable teaching experience in both Australia and Hong Kong, Becky joined the CDC because she wants to be able to give every child an equal opportunity to learn what they deserve to learn.

Veonsie Tsang

Classroom Assistant

As a Classroom Assistant with CDC, Veonsie is motivated by being part of a multi-disciplinary team – collaborating across disciplines – to help children develop and become increasingly independent in their thinking and behaviour.

Halijah Brewster


An experienced professional, Halijah brings physiotherapy and expertise training from Australia with specialty training in sensory integration.

Andrea Tsang

Occupational Therapist

A master’s degree holder, Andrea is passionate about working collaboratively together with children and their families to support and enable each child’s growth, independence and participation in everyday activities.

Cherie Tan

Occupational Therapist

Following her passion to work with children through therapy and play, Cherie joined CDC in 2014 after working as a paediatric occupational therapist in the Philippines, Beijing and Shanghai.

Coley Yeung

Occupational Therapist

With well over 10 years of occupational therapy experience, Coley is a well-rounded therapist who has a wealth of knowledge in working with young children with individual needs.

Natalie Craig

Occupational Therapist

With a desire to help children to lead a full life and function independently, Natalie joined CDC as soon as she moved to Hong Kong from the UK.

Sara Dobson

Occupational Therapist

Sara is an experienced Occupational Therapist who has worked in various settings in both Hong Kong and the United States.

Rita Tam

Senior Speech and Language Therapist

With both a speech pathology and an audiology degree, Rita brings a unique skill set to the therapy team.

Karen Kei

Speech and Language Therapist

Karen joined the CDC after receiving her speech and language pathology qualifications in the UK, bringing her experience in Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA) and psychology.

Karen Lo

Speech & Language Therapist

Abreast of the newest methods and trends in speech therapy, Karen joined the CDC upon receiving her master’s degree in the USA.

Longson Ng

Speech and Language Therapist

Longson is a Speech and Language Therapist who believes in the importance of taking a holistic, multi-disciplinary approach to addressing the specific health and learning needs of individual children.

Matthew Lee

Speech and Language Therapist

Wanting to make a difference in children’s lives, Matthew joined the CDC after qualifying and working in Australia.

Cammy Yeung

Social Work Assistant

As a licensed Social Worker, Cammy joined the CDC to use her experience to help every child and family overcome obstacles and thrive.

Sarah Fung

Clinical Psychologist

Sarah is a postgraduate clinical psychologist, currently pursuing certification in Emotion-Focused Therapy. She is motivated to help children live lives of meaning and purpose and the CDC’s vision of ‘child equality’ resonates strongly with her.

Eros Pong

Behaviour Therapist

Determined to bring positive changes to children, Eros is delighted to join the CDC in 2017 as a behaviour therapist.

Kassidy Lau

Behaviour Therapist

Kassidy is a Behaviour Therapist passionate about helping SEN children fulfil their potential, create value and improve the quality of their own lives.

Rianna Yung

Behaviour Therapist

Rianna joined CDC as a Behavioural Therapist Trainee, motivated by a desire to help children adjust to the ‘community of the future’ and to provide counselling and emotional support to the families of SEN children.


Bonnie Woo

Admissions & Operations Manager

Chiranjiv Wasan

Multimedia Design Officer

Natalie Kei

Communications Officer

Joan Ho

Community Development Officer

Ruby Kong

Admissions & Administration Officer

Karen Tse

Admissions & Administration Officer

Siu Wah Lui


Lai Fun Tsang


Peggy Fung

Human Resources & Accounts Officer

Prescott Yeung

IT Business Analyst

Bik Ling Wan

Senior Accounts Officer