Kathy Chiron - Date Coach and Consultant
After a long and successful career in retail marketing, Kathy returned to university to complete her Master’s in Education. She then began her second career as a teacher and soon thereafter, a school principal. Kathy is happily married to Stuart, a prominent solicitor, they have 2 sons in the States and have been living in HK for 10 years
She has served as Education Director of the UJC (United Jewish Congregation), President of AWA (American Women's Association), President of LWV (League of Women Voters), engaging in myriad rewarding activities, making significant contributions to innumerable charities. Kathy is also a qualified Date Coach who has published her own book, she has the innate skill to connect with men and women on different levels and we are proud to have her at HK Matchmakers.
Regina Lo-Barrington - Consultant
Since completing her Master’s in Communications from the States, Regina had worked in international Advertising Agencies as a senior executive both in Hong Kong & Canada. She then switched to publishing, became the Editorial Director for an English lifestyle magazine, and launched the first ever all English inflight magazine for one of the largest airlines in China.
Reinventing herself, she obtained her second Master’s in Counselling in Australia and became a registered counselor. Regina has a warm way with people, she genuinely cares about them and is very well liked which makes her a successful counselor. Being Chinese, educated in the States & Australia, and married to a British with two teenage daughters makes her truly international and provides her with insight and sensitivity especially to crossed cultural issues.
We consider ourselves lucky to have Regina with us.
Dr. Barbara Thomas - Legal Counsel
Dr. Barbara Thomas served at the Chair of the San Francisco Bar Family Law Assn., the California Family Law Section Executive Committee, and Chair of Californian State Bar Committee writing family law legislation. After 20 years as a litigator, she now believes that mediation is the best alternative to conflict resolution. She has since diverted her focus, specializing in mediation since the past 15 years.
Dr. Thomas is a reputable mediator in USA & HK, especially in family law matters, she acts as the Legal Counsel to HK Matchmakers especially in regard to conflict resolution between couples, between couples and their families, pre-marital counseling and pre-nuptial agreements.
Rochelle Mellsop – Consultant
Rochelle is a New Zealand registered nurse, specializing in health management and education. She and her family have lived in the UK, Hong Kong and Singapore previously. Her husband works as a CFO, their son is a university student, and their daughter works in London.
Rochelle takes the opportunity in HK to make new friends, expand her interest in self healing and has taken many courses in education facilitation, smoking cessation, self management in time & stress, setting priorities, identifying personal goals.. etc. All of these courses have helped her become an effective listener and motivator, and she works diligently to provide support for her clients to ensure that his/her goal will be achieved.
We are proud to have Rochelle as a Consultant for Hong Kong Matchmakers!
Felix Tong – Date Coach and Consultant
After his graduation at the HKUST, Felix went on to complete his Master’s in Counselling at the University of South Australia, and his post grad at HK University. He is also certified by the Satir Center for Human Development, and holds Advanced and Professional Diplomas from the HK Institute of Professional Counselling, specializing in Marriage and Family Therapy.
A Graduate Master, and later Director of Counselling and Guidance Master at the Concordia Lutheran School, Felix won the Outstanding Teacher Award 2008 (HK Outstanding Teacher Association) and Excellent Teacher Award 2009 (HK Federation of Education Workers), making him one of very few exceptional counselors in HK honoured by both awards. He is presently the Associate Fellow of the HK Professional Counselling Association, Registered Counsellor and Clinical Supervisor of the Asian Professional Counselling and Psychology Association, and a Professional Member of both the Australian and American Counseling Association.
We are proud to have Felix onboard as one of our Consultants.
Betty Lam – Date Coach and Consultant
Betty holds a Master’s Degree in Counselling from the University of New England, Australia. She is also a certified Therapist in the Satir Transformational Systemic Therapy for individuals, couples and family, Narrative Therapy, Gambling Counselling, Child-based Play Therapy as well as Arts, Dance Movement, Play, Drama Therapy. She has been counselling since seventeen years and is particularly reputable for her outstanding experiences in fostering man-woman relationships, very especially in achieving remarkable results in conflict resolution.
Betty is the embodiment of the ultimate Christian virtue – infinite patience. She is a good listener and an empathetic partner who, like a beacon, will accompany her client every step of the way, throughout the entire journey of spouse search.
We are proud and delighted to have Betty as one of our Consultants.
Dr. Paul Pang – Date Coach and Consultant
Dr. Paul Pang holds a Ph.D. in Psychology from Alliant International University, California. He is a licensed psychologist in New York State (NYS 18501) and a Registered Clinical Psychologist in Hong Kong (DCP 435) with over 18 years of experience.
As a member of New York’s Early Intervention Program for children and young adults, Dr. Pang helped define the IQ/EQ/AQ curriculum. In HK, he was guest lecturer at the Poly, Ling Nam and Baptist Universities, and his major specialization focuses on man/women relationships - from managing expectations, i.e. the pleasure and perils, euphoria and depressions of emotional fluctuations to conflict resolutions, relationship sustainability…and more.
Dr. Pang is regularly invited as witness in courts, & guest speaker in radio & TV shows, He holds seminars and is author of the book “Men Do Not Want Beautiful Women”.
We are delighted to have Dr. Pang as one of our Consultants.