Co-founder & Board of Directors

Dr. Goh Wei-Leong

Co-Founder & Advisor

GP, Manhattan Medical Centre
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Dr. Goh Wei-Leong

Co-Founder & Advisor

GP, Manhattan Medical Centre

Dr Goh is a general practitioner who co-founded and chairs HealthServe. He is also one of the founders of Linking Hands, a platform that establishes a membership database of voluntary medical professional healthcare workers, and partners them with international healthcare and humanitarian agencies. Apart from volunteering with the Muhammadiyah Welfare Home and Operation Mobilisation in East Asia Pacific (Relief and Development), Dr Goh is also the chairman of Operation Mobilisation’s ministry – Mercy Teams International. For his contribution to humanitarian work and social service, Dr Goh was awarded the Healthcare Humanity Awards in 2015 and SMA Merit Award in 2018. Together, HealthServe and Dr Goh were awarded The Straits Times Singaporean of the Year in 2017.

He keeps a regular rhythm of rest, reflection and work and thoroughly enjoys engaging millennials over a good cappuccino.

Chan Chia Lin

Chairman

Director, Lam Soon Cannery Pte Ltd Vice President, National Council of Social Services
Board Member from 1 August 2014, appointed Chairman from 1 August 2020
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Chan Chia Lin

Chairman

Director, Lam Soon Cannery Pte Ltd Vice President, National Council of Social Services
Board Member from 1 August 2014, appointed Chairman from 1 August 2020

Chia Lin has been engaged in economics and finance for more than 30 years. She is director of investment holding company Lam Soon Cannery Private Limited. Chia Lin is also a Board director of Mapletree Industrial Trust Management Limited. She was previously the Chief Investment Officer of Fullerton Fund Management Company and Managing Director and Head of Currency and Strategy at Temasek Holdings. Prior to joining the Temasek Group, Chia Lin had also worked at ABN AMRO Bank and the Monetary Authority of Singapore.

Chia Lin is active in the social service sector. She is Vice President of the National Council of Social Service, Chairman of HealthServe and a board member of Mount Alvernia Hospital and Resilience Collective. She also serves on the boards of several charitable foundations and is a member of the Mapletree CSR Board Committee.

Chia Lin has a BA (Hons) in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Harvard University.

Chia Lin is married, with a son. She loves eating and cooking, appreciates Chinese tea and indulges in collecting old Indonesian textiles.

Dr. Jeremy Lim Fung Yen

Vice Chairman, Director

CEO, AMILI (Asian Microbiome Library) Director Global Health Programme, NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health
Board Member from 17 August 2017
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Dr. Jeremy Lim Fung Yen

Vice Chairman, Director

CEO, AMILI (Asian Microbiome Library) Director Global Health Programme, NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health
Board Member from 17 August 2017

Assoc Prof Jeremy Lim is director for global health in the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore, and leads the initiatives in health systems strengthening, financing and universal health coverage. He brings diverse and unique perspectives having spent substantial time in public and private healthcare across Asia as well as in policy advisory with Singapore’s Ministry of Health, the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, and the World Health Organisation. Jeremy is also co-founder and CEO of AMILI, the region’s first precision gut microbiome start-up.

Outside academia, Jeremy serves on the boards of various for-profit and not-for-profit organisations in different aspects of healthcare including end-of-life care and digital health interventions. He trained in surgery and public health, attaining post-graduate qualifications in both the UK and US.

Jeremy is married to a fellow doctor, and they have 3 children. He enjoys long walks, good food and discovering new cities.

Dr. Calvin Chong Peng Choon

Director, Services Committee Chair

Associate Professor, Singpore Bible College
Director from August 2014
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Dr. Calvin Chong Peng Choon

Director, Services Committee Chair

Associate Professor, Singpore Bible College
Director from August 2014

Dr. Calvin Chong is Associate Professor of Practical Theology at Singapore Bible College. He has been part of the SBC faculty since 1995 first teaching in the OT department, then serving in academic leadership, and now teaching across multiple disciplines including pastoral ministries, educational design, as well as intercultural studies. His current research interest is in applying game design ideas to the creation of collaborative online learning experiences. His most recent publications related to the migrant space include:

– ‘Globalization, Hybrid Worlds, and Emerging Missional Frontiers’. In A Hybrid World: Diaspora, Hybridity, and Missio Dei, edited by Sadiri Joy Tira and Juliet Lee Uytanlet. Pasadena, CA: William Carey Publishing, 2020.
– The Servant at the Fringes: Christians Serving Foreign Workers in Singapore (ed). Singapore: Singapore Bible College, 2018.

Dr. Chong serves on the board of the Evangelical Alliance of Singapore. He is also on the leadership team at Covenant Community Methodist Church where he serves as Worship and Music chair. He regularly serves as spiritual director on tours to Bible lands.

Dr. Chan Lai Gwen

Director, Mental Health Advisory Panel

Consultant, Psychiatrist, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Director from 21 September 2020
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Dr. Chan Lai Gwen

Director, Mental Health Advisory Panel

Consultant, Psychiatrist, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Director from 21 September 2020

Adjunct Assistant Professor Chan Lai Gwen completed her medical training in the National University of Singapore and University of Toronto and is a certified Psychiatrist in the public sector, with special clinical and research interests in patients with concurrent neurological and psychiatric conditions, such as in Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury and HIV.

She is also actively involved in voluntary work, being a Board member of HealthServe and the St-John’s-St Margaret’s Nursing Home, as well as conducting and facilitating Marriage Preparation Courses for St John’s-St Margaret’s Church. She also co-leads a church cell group together with her husband. As a passionate advocate for mental health, she also gives various public talks in church and secular settings on mental health issues. She won the Healthcare Humanitarian Award for her work.

Choy Peng Wah

Director, Fundraising & Engagement Committee Chairman, Audit Committee

Former finance professional
Director from 21 September 2020
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Choy Peng Wah

Director, Fundraising & Engagement Committee Chairman, Audit Committee

Former finance professional
Director from 21 September 2020

Peng Wah’s 38-year career in Finance spans across Singapore, New York and Hong Kong with Citibank, Deutsche Asset Management, Prudential Asset Management, Fullerton Fund Management and Harvest Global Investments. With a Master’s in Business Administration from McGill University, Peng Wah is married with 2 children.

Gail Lien

Director, Finance Committee, Services Committee

Board Member, Lien Foundation
Director from September 2020
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Gail Lien

Director, Finance Committee, Services Committee

Board Member, Lien Foundation
Director from September 2020

Gail Lien has been active in the philanthropic and social sector for about 20 years. She is a governor of the Lien Foundation and a board member of Healthserve. She previously served on the fund-raising committees of Dover Park Hospice and Vision Fund, the micro finance arm of World Vision Singapore.

Gail began her career as an investment analyst in Hong Kong and moved subsequently into advertising with Bates Worldwide. Motherhood led her to give up full time work in favour of raising a family. Gail has a BSc Econs (Hons) in International Trade and Economic Development from the London School of Economics and post graduate qualifications in Education, Theology and Alternative Medicine. More recently, she completed an executive programme on Women’s Leadership Development with the Oxford Said Business School. Gail is married, with three daughters. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, playing tennis and a good word game.

Serene Chee

Director, Finance Committee, Fundraising & Engagement Committee

Chairman, LCEC Christ Methodist Church
Director from 21 September 2020
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Serene Chee

Director, Finance Committee, Fundraising & Engagement Committee

Chairman, LCEC Christ Methodist Church
Director from 21 September 2020

Serene has spent more than 20 years of her professional career in the Finance Industry – JP Morgan, ABN Amro, Coutts, and more recently, as a Director at Credit Suisse and Senior Director with J. Safra Sarasin. The last 15 years were spent in the Wealth Management division of the banking institutions.

She worships at Christ Methodist Church and is actively involved in church work. A former Treasurer, Finance Chairperson and Associate Lay Leader, she is currently the Chairperson of the Local Church Executive Board (LCEC) and sits on various working committees.

She is adventurous and an avid traveler. A former school athlete, she still swims, cycles, runs and takes part in various races. This she says, is to counter her penchant for cooking and good food.

Serene is married with no kids. The couple go on various mission trips together.

Susan Kong Yim Pui

Director, Audit Committee Chairman

Director, QED Law Corporation
Director from 17 August 2017
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Susan Kong Yim Pui

Director, Audit Committee Chairman

Director, QED Law Corporation
Director from 17 August 2017

Eugene Seow

Director, Nominations & Human Resource Committee, Services Committee

Director from March 2022
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Eugene Seow

Director, Nominations & Human Resource Committee, Services Committee

Director from March 2022

Eugene is the Founding Lead of E3TWENTY, an Organisational Leadership Coaching Collaborative. He believes that one of the greatest impact we can make on the future is to invest generously in Next Generation Leadership. These values were shaped and grounded through his many years of engagement in the social service sector both locally and internationally.

Eugene was a practicing architect for ten years, before heeding his life’s call to be an “architect of lives”. In 1992 he helped set up TOUCH Community Services and served as its first Executive Director from 1992 – 2016. Following which he took up appointment as CEO TOUCH International from 2016-2020.

He contributes his time and resources to a wide range of Non-Profit Boards including The National Council of Social Services, The Majurity Trust and TOUCH Community Services. He also serves as Board Advisor to The National Volunteer and Philanthropy Centre, Koinonia Inclusion Network, Radion International and Relief Singapore.

In recognition of his efforts in the community, he was conferred the Public Service Medal (PBM) National Day Awards 2005 and the Public Service Star (BBM) National Day Awards 2020.

Eugene and his wife Julie have 3 adult children, 2 daughters-in-law and 3 grandchildren.