Our Board

Chloe Banks


Board Chair

Chloe Banks has worked in the field of child protection and children without families for over 15 years in a variety of settings across Mainland China and Hong Kong. She currently works as the Child Protection Manager of a Hong Kong nonprofit, building child safeguarding policies and training teams and has previous worked in nonprofit communications, fundraising, advocacy, and project management. Chloe has an MA in International Development from Tsinghua University, Beijing, and an MA in Advanced Child Protection from the University of Kent, UK, with a research focus on systemic change in alternative care settings for children without families. Chloe lives in Hong Kong with her husband and two children and joined the Hope Station Board in 2021.



Pao earned his Bachelor of Science in General Business from University of Northwestern, St. Paul in 2012 and his Master of Business Administration at Bethel University in 2016. Pao has held various leadership roles in the non-profit and corporate environment. He has been a long-term supporter of Hope Station. Pao joined the Hope Station Board as Treasurer in Spring of 2022, using his business background to support the ongoing vision of the organization. He lives in Minnetonka, MN, with his wife and two children.

Joel Baerg



Joel first connected with Hope Station when he and his family lived in Chengdu through his friendship with Rebekah (founder). He had the chance to personally visit one of Hope Station’s partner orphanages and see the situation the children are living in. He served Hope Station for a number of years indirectly through providing support to Rebekah. Joel has joined the board now that he, his wife Stephanie, and their three kids are back in Canada where he works as a business strategist and Leadership Coach.



Ever since her youth, Paika Liu has had a desire to serve and care for orphans in China. In 2011, she and her husband moved from New York City to Hong Kong to further pursue that passion by partnering with various organizations in orphan care work in Hong Kong and various parts of the mainland. She eventually joined a local non-profit in Hong Kong which is where she met and worked with Chloe Banks. At this non-profit, Paika led the fundraising team before transitioning to become a stay-at-home parent. While caring for her three young boys is currently her primary job, she continues to stay connected and involved in non-profit work by advising and assisting in grant writing, fundraising strategies and event planning. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accountancy and worked in audit and tax for five years in New York City. She joined the Hope Station Board in 2023.



Dawn is the adoptive mom of two children with special needs from China.  Through her experience over the last 15 years she has learned a lot about trauma and adoption, has participated in and lead several groups in Trauma Informed Parenting, and now her heart’s desire is to see kids stay with their birth families when possible.  She wouldn’t change her circumstances at all, but feels like God has used her gained knowledge to have a more full and informed picture of the reasons behind the orphan crisis.  Dawn worked as an Oncology Nurse for 18 years before becoming a full time stay-at-home mom a few years ago.  She has always had a heart for the vulnerable and loves to listen to the stories of the forgotten and help when she can.  She lives in Montgomery, Alabama with her husband and three teenagers.  

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