The Founding Members of MIPCRC comes from all walks of life: mother of children with developmental disabilities, some who look after spouse or parent with mental issues, Professor of Gerontology, educator, lawyers who are experts on the mental health law, banker, psychiatrist.
Our mission and vision
MIP Care Resource Connect is a charitable organisation founded in 2019. The main purpose of which is the use of a web based platform to provide information and resources for carers and professionals to mentally incapacitated persons; and also to promote awareness of the issues surrounding mental capacity. We share a common vision of finding ways to support carers in their laborious routine of caring for family or friends who are incapacitated.
Most of us will walk through the same path towards the end, suffering from dementia or stroke induced incapacity, how does one help family to prepare and arrange matters when an infirm is still of sound mind? This question cannot be answered by one person, one family or a single professional alone, MIP CRC aims to bring together cross discipline knowledge, strengthen communication, engender learning and co-operation, and to achieve the aim of “Prepare & Protect”.
Our Founding Members
Sherlynn G CHAN
Sherlynn is a solicitor in Hong Kong for over 25 years and specializes in private client work in particular family, probate and Committee work. She is author of “A Practical Guide to Mental Health Law in Hong Kong” and an accredited family and general mediator.
Teresa was the former professor of practice ( gerontology ) at the Department of Applied Social Sciences and is currently the honorary consultant of the Jockey Club Smart Ageing Hub of the Department of Biomedical Engineering of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She specializes in aged care including active ageing, dementia caregiving and gerontechnology. She sits on different public boards and serves as advisor to 14 NGOs.
Celeste is mother of an adult son with autism and intellectual disability. She is well-versed in both autism and epilepsy treatment options and has been working closely with doctors, therapists and neurologists in Hong Kong, United States and Australia over three decades. She is an active member in the special needs community in Hong Kong.
Elim Pong LAU
Mrs. Elim LAU, MBE, JP, is an educator and the former Headmistress of the Diocesan Girls’ School for over a decade. She has been appointed to serve on 12 Public Sector Advisory and Statutory Bodies of the HKSAR. She is actively contributing to various voluntary services including the Hong Kong International Institute of Educational Leadership.
Frances is a solicitor in Hong Kong for over 20 years specializing in finance law. She has a family member with muscle wasting disease and therefore has practical experience in sourcing medical equipment and seeking medical related assistance.
Gladys has spent many years working as a wealth & estate planning specialist, with experience working with families having members with special needs. She is also a qualified solicitor (not practicing) in Hong Kong.
Jess L.M. LEUNG
Dr Jess LEUNG is a psychiatrist, subspecialized in late-age mental health. Her expertise includes neurocognitive disorders and mental capacity related medical-legal issues. She is a current member of Guardianship Board of Hong Kong and honorary clinical assistant professor of HKU and CUHK.
Thelma is a barrister who specialises in estate and succession planning advice, with a litigation practice in probate, trust and family law. She is the co-author of “Drafting Trusts and Will Trusts in Hong Kong”, and the Honorary Trustees of The Women’s Foundation, an NGO which serves women and girls in HK.
Honorary Legal Advisor
Hazel Wong is a senior Associate Solicitor of Stevenson, Wong & Co.
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