Our Board of Directors

The Library Project’s Board of Directors is a strong and diverse group of individuals dedicated to providing support to our local teams. This support comes in the form of organizational governance, ensuring the organization is staying mission/vision focused, along with fundraising support.

The Library Project’s Board of Directors might look a little different from traditional non-profit Boards in that our internal team members sit on most of the Boards, and we have local Boards in many of the countries we work in. This helps provide a clear voice for those that benefit from our programs.

If you’d like to learn more about our organization’s governance structure, please contact Tom Stader, TLP’s Founder.

Executive Board of Directors

Tom StaderBoard Chair, TLP Founder & Executive Director
Tom Stader is the Founder of The Library Project and Board Chair of the Executive Board of Directors. In 2006, Tom had a simple idea to donate libraries to two orphanages in Dalian, China. Soon after those libraries were complete, Tom founded The Library Project. Since then, Tom and his dedicated team have completed over 1700 library donations throughout Cambodia, China and Vietnam and impacting over 500,000 eager young readers. He is incredibly happy and proud of the impact The Library Project team accomplishes every day.

Neal Beatty
Neal is a Partner at Control Risks, a global risk consultancy, and is currently the General Manager of the Hong Kong office. Neal had lived & worked in Taiwan, Shanghai and Beijing for over 20 years, moving to Hong Kong in July 2017. Neal was Chairman of the British Chamber of Commerce Shanghai in 2013-2015 and during that time was involved in establishing the Chamber’s “Bright Eyes” community project, providing eye testing and glasses to children living in rural Anhui Province. Neal is originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland and was a founder member of the Friends of Northern Ireland in China.

Donn Garton
Donn Garton has lived and worked in Vietnam for over 7 years. Originally from Philadelphia Pennsylvania, Donn currently lives in Ho Chi Minh City and is General Manager of Resident Vietnam, a corporate relocation and immigration company serving clients such as Proctor & Gamble, General Electric and Chevron. Along with Resident Vietnam, Donn serves on the board of Alive Interactive Media, a video games outsourcing studio producing 3D animation for game companies around the world. Since moving to Asia, Donn has been involved in several start ups and has extensive experience in operational management and business development. He is honored to be part of The Library Project and assist in its efforts to bring the gift of reading to children throughout Asia.

Philip McCrea
Philip McCrea is the Managing Director at Red Nucleus—a global leader in interactive health education with offices in Yardley, PA, London and Pune, India. In addition to Red Nucleus, he has founded several other technology and education companies. Philip brings expertise in building organizations as well as a passion for children’s education to The Library Project. He lives in Stockholm, Sweden with his wife and three children.

Advisory Board of Directors

Amanda Yiu
Amanda Yiu lives in San Francisco and works in Partnership Success with Facebook’s Global Marketing Solutions team. Prior to Facebook, Amanda was a Management Consultant, helping companies thrive in a digital world across the Media & Entertainment, Smart Energy, Retail and Airline sectors. She was involved in developing a partner ecosystem for an innovation exchange, to help connect corporates with startups in emerging technologies. Amanda was born and raised in Toronto, Canada and lived in sunny Los Angeles for three years before moving up to The Bay. In growing her passion for social impact and philanthropy, Amanda founded an early-stage startup called Givfolio, a discovery platform that aims to connect donors to fund the world’s most impactful charities and promising social enterprises. She is a world-adventurer and foodie at heart, having visited over 35 countries to date. She is passionate about The Library Project’s cause and has personally volunteered with a library build and donated three libraries through the organization in Vietnam. She hopes to help grow the support for The Library Project across the international community over the next several years.

Scott Glassmeyer
Scott currently resides in Bangkok, Thailand where he has lived for the past 10 years. He is managing partner of One World Imports, which focuses primarily on remarketing secondhand computers from other countries in Thailand. This model extends the life of computers while also helping Thai citizens gain access to quality secondhand computers at very reasonable prices. Prior to One World Imports, Scott worked in numerous fields both in Thailand and the US ranging from software sales to business brokering to owning a restaurant. He graduated from Colorado College in 1991.

Celia Hatton
Originally from Canada, Celia Hatton has worked as a broadcast journalist in China since 2001. Working primarily as a correspondent for CBS News, Celia has reported from almost every corner of China, in addition to filing numerous breaking news stories from across Asia. Celia’s coverage of China’s Sichuan earthquake in 2008 garnered a Gracie Award from the Association of American Women in Radio and Television. Celia holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Studies from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada and a Masters in International Relations from the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.

Adam Simkins
Adam Simkins is the Director of Interior Solutions at The Getz Group based out of Singapore. A British national, Adam was born in Thailand and spent his childhood in many different Asian countries. Since graduating Sheffield Hallam University in the UK, he has worked in Hyatt hotels all around the world including South Korea, Saipan, Hong Kong, Bali, Tianjin, Fukuoka, Kuala Lumpur, Hangzhou and Xi’an. Adam’s belief in the power of education has led him to work as advisory board member in The Library Project and as a passionate ambassador.

China Board of Directors

Christine WangChina Board Chair
Christine Wang is the Fundraising Director at The Library Project and Board Chair of the China Board of Directors. To learn more about Christine, please check out her full bio here.

Mainland Chapter
Joseph Chong
Joseph Chong joined the Peninsula Hotels since 2000 and is presently the General Manager at The Peninsula Shanghai. Prior to that, Joseph has worked with The Peninsula in Beijing and Bangkok. A native of Malaysia, Joseph started his career at The Regent Kuala Lumpur in 1989 and continued his development at the Regent Hotels in Bangkok and Jakarta, and the Four Seasons properties in Bali and Singapore. Joseph graduated from The Institut International d’Hôtellerie et de Tourisme de Toulouse Midi-Pyrénées (Malaysia and France) in Hotel, Catering and Tourism. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Hospitality (FIH), United Kingdom. Joseph was appointed as an Honorary Trustee of Raleigh China in 2011, a charitable organization founded in the UK in 1984, aiming to help young people grow into self-confident and active global citizens and making a difference to communities and the environment across the world. In contribution to the development of enterprises in Shanghai, he was appointed Vice President for the Overseas Chinese Chamber of Commerce this year. He is married, with a daughter and a son.

Helen Huang
Helen Huang is an Art Curator and is the General Manager of Shanghai Xinyijing Commercial Company. Previously she worked for Wuxi Zhongce Pharmaceutical, Parkson Retail Group, Nokia and Guangzhou Veronica Industrial. Helen is also active in the community at a number of different organizations such as the Committee of Peace China and the International School Parents Committee in Shanghai. Helen has a passion for improving rural education and sits on the China Board of Directors at The Library Project.

Andy Liu
Andy Liu is the founder and CEO of EVISION Communication Group. He has eighteen years of professional PR service experience in automotive, IT and telecom industries. He has experience in consulting and research in areas such as branding and marketing communications, automobile PR, corporate communications, CSR communications and crisis management. Andy is also the Chairman of the Committee of Social Responsibility of the Suqin Club.

Julliet Pan
Founder, director and spokeswoman of SHE & JUL FILMS, Julliet Pan graduated from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts with first class honors. She created and produced the short film “BUTTERFLY REFLECTION,” which was showcased in the Clermont-Ferrand short film festival in France in 2006. In the past few years, Julliet has directed and guided the artistic development of TV shows, including “Town and Country”, “The 80s Show”, “Style Trip”,“Dream Factory” and “Who Pays Today” for CHANNEL YOUNG. Meanwhile, the entire SHE & JUL team’s collaboration with ICS on “The Amazing Race – China Rush Season 2” won the Asia Television Awards’ Best TV Adaptation. Miss Pan’s work as artistic director of the documentary “Tomb-Sweeping” also won the SMG’s President Award.

Internal Board of Directors

Nichole HeChina Country Director
Nichole He is the China Country Director at The Library Project. She joined The Library Project in the summer of 2009 after working for a leading Xi’an English language magazine. Nichole came to The Library Project initially as a fundraising manager. Nichole soon gravitated toward strengthening our donor/organization communication. Today, Nichole has built a world-class team of Project Managers that donate, on average, one library a day throughout China. Nichole operates with a very high level of donor and volunteer involvement, while engaging with local governments and rural schools. At the end of the day, Nichole ensures that each library donation is a positive experience for everyone involved by providing detailed reports as to the impact of each library donation. To Nichole, the most important part of her work is that children have access to beautiful libraries. Nichole holds a Bachelor Degree from Xi’an Fan Yi University.

Belinda YuChina Logistics & Purchasing Director
Belinda Yu is the Logistics & Purchasing Director at The Library Project. She joined The Library Project in the winter of 2007 after working for an English training school from 2005 to 2007. Belinda quickly took charge of the purchasing of library donation items. Over the past four years, Belinda has transformed our earlier simple library donations into colorful and engaging places for children to curl up with a book and relax. Each and every table, chair, shelf, and book is carefully selected through Belinda’s Logistics and Purchasing Department, and shipped directly to the donation region. Year after year, our library donations have improved in both quality and cost efficiency through Belinda’s hard work. Belinda holds a Bachelor Degree of Xi’an Fan Yi University.