OUR TEAM

Dr Goh Wei-Leong
Co-Founder & Advisor

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

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 Oakwood Holdings Private 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
Vice-Chairman

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 startup.

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.

Board of Directors

Dr. Calvin Chong
Service Committee Chairman

Associate Professor, Singapore Bible College

Susan Kong
Audit Committee Chairman

Director, Q.E.D. Law Corporation

Dr Jeremy Lim
Medical Services Committee Chairman

CEO and Co-Founder AMILI Pte Ptd; Co-Director Global Health Programme, NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health

Chan Kum Kit 
Finance Committee Chairman

Managing Partner, Verity Partners

Choy Peng Wah
Fund Raising & Engagement Committee Chairman

Director

Matthew Saw
Board Member
Partner, Lee and Lee

Dr Chan Lai Gwen
Board Member
Psychiatrist, Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Serene Chee
Board Member
Chairman, LCEC Christ Methodist Church

Gail Lien
Board Member
Governor, Lien Foundation

 

Management Team

Michael Cheah

Executive Director

Passionate about uplifting marginalised communities, Michael joined HealthServe as Executive Director on 1 February 2018 after serving as a regular volunteer for five years. As Executive Director of HealthServe, Michael leads a growing team that is mission-focused on bringing healing and hope to the disadvantaged migrant worker community in Singapore.

Prior to this, Michael was the Head of Operations & Strategic Development for New Life Community Services in Singapore. Having spent over five years working in the Germany and the UK, he brings with him a wealth of experience in strategy and business development as well as project and change management in the ICT industry.

In his free time, he can be found either on the golf course or enjoying a bucket of fried chicken at KFC.
Ps. He is also a motorcycle enthusiast.

Dr. Benjamin Kuan

Deputy Executive Director

Head of Medical Services

Dr. Benjamin Kuan joined HealthServe on 1 March 2020. A family physician by training, he spent a decade of his professional life with a health technology company that specialises in insured medical care and workplace health solutions prior to joining the social services sector.

Outside of work, he tries to be cultured by listening to music and appreciating the visual arts. An avid motorist, he dreams of riding cross-border someday for a charitable cause. And like many HealthServe colleagues, Ben loves cats and motorcycles — but not cats on motorcycles.

Jeffrey Chua

Head of Casework & Social Services

Jeffrey began his journey with HealthServe since 2010 as a volunteer helping to organise events for migrant workers. This has been a fruitful change from working with machines to being relational due to his regular interaction with the many migrants he meets every day at work. He graduated with a Masters in Social Work from the Singapore University of Social Sciences.

He has made many visits to China and keeps in touch with the many beneficiaries who have been through HealthServe’s door. Besides his love for China and coffee, he has had many experiences including performing in the opera chorus on the Esplanade stage several times!

Mei Yen Ng

Director of Finance & Operations

Mei Yen joined HealthServe in 2021 after more than 20 years in finance leadership roles within the financial industry. A Chartered Accountant by training, her love for working with people and desire to serve the community sparks her volunteering journey. Since graduation, she has been spending time with the probationers, grassroots, underprivileged children and low income families. 

Mei Yen is a Certified Mindfulness Meditation Facilitator with a graduate diploma in Applied Positive Psychology and another in Psychotherapy and Counselling. 

During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family in the nature. She spends her “me-time” meditating, swimming and cycling.

Justin Paul Yong

Head of Mental Health & Counselling Services

Justin joined HealthServe in May 2019 after switching to Social Work in 2009. He is also currently an Associate at Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) with the Bachelor of Social Work (Part-time). Graduating with a Masters in Community Leadership and Social Development, Justin continues to strive towards improving society around him.

Justin is greatly blessed to have a wonderful wife (who is also a social worker) and a dog (who is teaching him the finer arts of relaxation techniques).

 

HealthServe Team