Mrs. Maria Lee
Mrs. Maria Lee is the founder of Roseville Senior Living Management Ltd, establishing Ventria Residence under the premier senior living concept ‘Retire In Style, Age In Place’.
She became the Hong Kong hotel industry’s first lady General Manager in 1987 and for more than 30 years, she has held various executive positions at The Hong Kong Adventist Hospital, The Peninsula Hotel, The Peninsula Group, The Prince Hotel, New World Hotel, Hotel Concourse and China Travel Services, and was the founder of Rosedale Hotel Group.
Her extensive career experience also included overseeing the administration and day-to-day operation of Hong Kong Adventist Hospital, as a Director and Vice-President of Administration.
Mrs. Lee established her own hospitality management consultancy in 1996 and has successfully launched a number of well-known business projects – including the first cyber business boutique hotel, an elite restaurant and fast food outlet, urban spa-hotel, art hotel and senior residence projects in Hong Kong and China.
Maria serves as a Committee Member of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, and was also an adjunct professor of the Faculty of Business at City University of Hong Kong.
As an entrepreneur, a remarkable leader and a compassionate lady of integrity, she also led the planning committee for the re-development of the Hong Kong Girl Guide Association Headquarters and youth hostel community project. Mrs. Lee studied nutrition science, holds an AHMA (American Hotel and Motel Association) Diploma, and is certified in Hotel General Management at Cornell University, New York.
Dr. Lai King Kwong
Honorary Medical Advisor
Dr. Lai King Kwong is a renowned pioneer of emergency medicine specialty in Hong Kong. He made profound contributions in upgrading local ambulance services to paramedic level, and was the Fire Service Department’s first Honorary Medical Consultant, responsible for pre-hospital training.
While a clinical practitioner by training, Dr. Lai displayed a strong aptitude for management and health care reform, switching to management in Hong Kong’s Hospital Services Department in 1990 – and promoted to Assistant Director before transferring in 1993 to assist setting-up the Hospital Authority (HA), where he headed various clinical programmes.
In 1997, he was appointed Hospital Chief Executive of North District Hospital (NDH), to commission and operate this first HA built hospital. Dr. Lai is also experienced in running charity hospitals, having previously managed Yan Chai Hospital. He graduated from the Medical School of Hong Kong (HK) in 1981, with Fellowship also in UK and Australia.
With nearly 40 years’ experience in public health services he is determined to continue his devotion to Quality Health Care, bringing major improvements to senior living services in Hong Kong.
Ms. Cindy Wong
Director of Operations
An award-winning operator, Ms. Cindy Wong has over 26 years of direct industry experience in a spectrum of elderly services, ranging from operating community and at-home care centres, rehabilitation clinics to managing large-scale senior living projects, most notably Cheerful Court, Hong Kong’s first large-scale senior living communities founded in 2004 that integrates housing with medical and social care.
Ms. Wong’s involvement with multiple elderly and healthcare pilot schemes led by the Social Welfare Department and Department of Health, such as Elderly Health Assessment Pilot Programme (EHAPP) and Community Care Service Voucher for the Elderly (CCSV) were in many ways monumental in pioneering the “Medical + Social Care” concept and laying the bedrock for Hong Kong’s elderly service industry. She is also the cofounder of Good Kitchen, an award-winning social enterprise focused on bringing employment opportunities for marginalized women.
A Registered Social Worker by training, Ms. Wong brings a rare combination of multidisciplinary experience spanning business operation set-up, design and execution, to clinical program development specializing in Memory Care and Stroke Rehabilitation.
Ms. Wong is a frequent guest speaker and lecturer at notable institutions and industry platforms, such as Hong Kong Polytechnic University School of Nursing, Community Investment and Inclusion Fund and Hong Kong Council of Social Service.
Ms. Wong holds Diploma in Social Work and Postgraduate Diploma in Public Relations and Corporate Communications. She also completed the Senior Living Executive Course from the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology, University of Southern California.
Ms. Joey Leung
Assistant Director of Operations
A Registered Physiotherapist, Ms. Joey Leung has over 22 years of supervisory and managerial experience in Geriatric Rehabilitation. Equipped with comprehensive clinical experience in both acute and rehabilitation care with the Hong Kong Hospital Authority and various NGOs, Ms. Leung successfully pioneered the Stroke Transitional Pilot Scheme program in 2006 that has achieved remarkable results in successfully rehabilitating stroke patients into the community using a various evidence-based transitional care programs. This award-winning program was considered first of its kind in Hong Kong and has continued for over a decade since.
Ms. Leung also specializes in neurological rehabilitation and medical exercise, having completed the Bobath Instructors Training Association IBITA course and Exercise Specialist program at the American College of Sports Medicine.
Ms. Leung holds a MSc in Acupuncture and a Postgraduate Diploma in Health Care (Specialism in Physiotherapy). She also completed the Senior Living Executive Course from the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology, University of Southern California.
Ms. Marietta Lo
Director of Nursing
Ms. Lo has over 30 years of clinical, managerial and policy development experience related to elderly services. Ms. Lo brings a wealth of clinical nursing experience honed from public and private nursing homes under Tung Wah Group of Hospitals, The Salvation Army, Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Welfare Council, Hong Kong Council of Social Service, The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Hong Kong and Quality Healthcare Elderly Services.
A registered nurse by training, Ms. Lo also regularly contributes to the standardization and quality control of nursing services in Hong Kong. Most recently invited by the Hong Kong Association of Gerontology, Ms. Lo is part of a working committee that is developing a Practitioner’s Handbook for Nursing and Caregiving, targeted at elderly homes in Hong Kong. Ms. Lo is also an instructor at the Hong Kong Association Gerontology and Hong Kong Red Cross.
Ms. Lo holds a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing Science and a Master’s degree in Health and Hospital Management. She also obtained Diploma in Applied Nutrition and Family Health, Diploma in Traditional Chinese Medicine: Nutrition and Postgraduate Diploma in End-of-Life Care from Chinese University of Hong Kong.