Our Team

Corinne Hua
Executive Director
Corinne Richeux Hua is the Founder and Executive Director of Stepping Stones. Corinne is half British and half French, and graduated in Chinese studies from Cambridge University in 1990.  Since Read More
Sebastien Carrier
Program Director
Sebastien is the Program Director of Stepping Stones, responsible for Stepping Stones’ Corporate Projects and I Care Program, as well as coordinating and managing the organisation’s research activities. He also responds Read More
Ross Pitcairn
Training Director
Ross volunteered for Stepping Stones for four years while working for English First in Shanghai. He has worked in the ESL/EFL industry for over 17 years, as a teacher, Senior Read More
Julie Li
SET Program Coordinator
  Julie Li is the Program Coordinator for Stepping Stones’ Shanghai English Teaching Program (SET), responsible for liaising with our local schools, community centers as well as volunteers. She is Read More
Wang Cui
Fundraising Manager
Wang Cui is Stepping Stones’ Fundraising Manager. Her main role is to develop fundraising capacity and manage Stepping Stones’ relationships with local government, companies, and project partners including other non-profits, schools Read More
Sherry Jia
Program Manager
Sherry, a Shanghai native, is responsible for managing  Stepping Stones’ Videolink and Tutoring Programs, as well as coordinating the logistics and local communications for our Rural Tours. Before joining Stepping Stones, she Read More
Eva Hua
Finance Manager
Eva participated in various volunteer activities before being a member of Stepping Stones. With knowledge of non-profit organizations, she devotes herself to working with caring volunteers and friends who are Read More
Dora Havassy
Youth Training Manager
Dora Havassy joined Stepping Stones in June 2016 as office volunteer. Dora is responsible for HR, including intern and staff recruitment and staff development. She holds an M.A. degree in Read More
Sally Wangsawijaya
Volunteer Manager
Sally Wangsawijaya is Stepping Stones’ Volunteer Manager. Her responsibility includes managing, recruiting and allocating volunteers to the teaching sites and ensuring a smooth operation of Stepping Stones’ rural programs; offering Read More
Teddy Shi
Program Leader/Computer Teacher
  Teddy is the Computer Teacher in our Digital Literacy Program “Stepping Up”, responsible for planning the annual student curriculum and lessons to teach computer and life skills to Stepping Read More
Ben Hu
Computer Teacher
Ben is a Computer Teacher in our Digital Literary Program “Stepping Up”. “I joined Stepping Stones as a computer teacher in July 2017. I believe that humans cannot live without Read More
Xiaolan Gao
Program Officer
Xiaolan Gao is Stepping Stones’ Program Officer, responsible for liaison with our local schools and community centers. Xiaolan, a Shanghai Native, graduated from Shanghai International Studies University, majoring in accounting. She Read More
Désirée Nieto
Teacher Trainer
Désirée majored in Translation and Interpreting, and with her passion for languages began teaching them. After completing TEFL/TESOL training, specializing in TEYL teaching, she taught languages for several years in Read More
Naya Wang
Finance Officer
Naya Wang has more than 7 years of experience in the finance department for the maritime industry, specifically in the sector of container shipment. She felt the need for a Read More
Claire Ding
Volunteer Training Manager
Claire Ding is Stepping Stones’ Volunteer Training Manager with responsibility for volunteer training and lesson observations. She is also involved in curriculum development and teacher training. Claire was first involved with Read More
Lucy Liu
Finance Officer
Lucy has been working for the finance department for many years in the manufacturing industry. Being a volunteer of Stepping Stones for 2 years (2016-2017) helped her to get to Read More
Susana Kiehnle
Program Manager
Susana is the Program Manager for Stepping Stones’ Shanghai English Teaching (SET). Her responsibilities include recruiting, coordinating and managing volunteers and ensuring a smooth operation of the SET program. Susana Read More
Yili Huang
Events Manager
Yili Huang is born and raised in Shanghai, she pursued her MBA degree in the US and ended up graduating from University of Washington in Information Management. She has traveled Read More