Chan Chia Lin
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
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 Organization. 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 organizations 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
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
HR Committee Chairman
Partner, Lee and Lee
Dr Chan Lai Gwen
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.
Management and Staff
Michael joined HealthServe in 2018 after regularly serving as a volunteer since 2014. Prior to coming on board at HealthServe, he worked as the Regional Sales Director in a Singapore IT company.
He has also served as the Head of Operations and Strategic Development for a non-profit organisation and has lived and worked in Germany and the U.K. Michael is passionate about working with migrant workers and marginalised communities.
He hopes to bring healing and hope to those in need as he leads the staff here at HealthServe.
In his free time he can be found either on the golf course or enjoying a bucket of fried chicken in KFC.
Ps. He is also a motorcycle enthusiast.
Casework and Social services
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!
Casework and Social Services
Serving as an Intern (for a year) in HealthServe in 2015, Daniel Yeo decided to explore the ‘depths and breath’ of migrant work when an opening was available in 2016.
He has worked with a para-church organisation in the past and has a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry from a local theological college.
His passion is in photography and has been sharpening his craft for 25 over years as an amateur and professional.
Casework and Social Services
Having been pruned and mentored during a decade-long commitment to competitive team sports, Yvonne maintains team values such as common focus, mutual encouragement and tenacity. She has also been schooled in psychology, community leadership and public health.
She enjoys de-cluttering, taking walks, and sharing quotes. Here’s one: “The best teamwork comes from men who are working independently toward one goal in unison.” – J. C. Penney
Casework and Social Services
Peterson joined Healthserve in July 2018. He has a number of years working in different industries. He has implemented Supply Chain Application Systems and Manufacturing Operations Improvement Programs in Asia Pacific. A fan of motorcycles in his younger days, he also likes to go fishing to relax.
One of his goals is to play a part in helping the less fortunate and those marginalised by society. He has served as a volunteer with a Halfway house for more than ten years. He also enjoys going abroad to other Southeast Asian countries to volunteer on various projects.
Casework and Social Services
Daniel Li joined HealthServe in 2017, helping in both the Caseworker and Clinic departments of HealthServe. Previously with Prison Fellowship Singapore he has worked with children and youths of prison inmates. He now adds to his experience working with the foreign worker community in Singapore.
Daneil is also an Audio Engineer, who dreams of owning his own home studio one day.
Communications and Engagement
Head of Communications and Engagement
Suwen carries a range of skill sets gathered from social entrepreneurship, artist management, events and NGO work. She was selected to be one of a handful of Malaysian representatives for Microsoft’s first ever Asia-Pacific Innovate For Good Conference and has been a facilitator and mentor for various social business/tech events. She believes in building bridges across different communities and working out solutions for long-term sustainable development.
Trained as a Fine Artist in Central Saint Martins, she is a photographer and painter, recently holding her first solo exhibition of paintings inspired by her time volunteering in Africa.
Finance and Operations
Head of Finance and Operations
Lawrence joined in November 2019 and will bring in his financial expertise to HealthServe.
With his 18 years of serving with SSAs (Social Service Agency), he will focus on governance and operations improvement in HealthServe.
In his free time, he likes to bring his children to the East Coast beach on weekends and go cycling there!
Holding an impressive 40 years of professional experience ranging from sales to teaching, administrative and accounts, Vina joined HealthServe in 2010. She has found the last 8 years with HealthServe the most fulfilling as she is given the opportunity to be a voice for the voiceless and to bring comfort to the downtrodden.
Though she finds her job satisfying she believes in a balance between work and play therefore she uses her free time to dance to country music (and intends to keep this going for as long as she can!) and having fun with her young granddaughter!
Marilyn has had 24 years of Executive assistant experience managing large and small offices across numerous areas including corporate training, sales and construction.
When she’s not maintaining schedules, facilitating workflows or supporting in operations she enjoys travelling to experience different cultures, playing badminton and being out in nature.
Medical Services and Research
Dr. Benjamin Kuan
Head of Medical Services
Dr. Benjamin Kuan joined HealthServe in March 2020. He is a family physician who spent the past decade of his professional life with a health technology company that specialises in insured-medical care and workplace health solutions.
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.
Janna Rose Beñares
Upon graduation from the University of Visayas in the Philippines, Janna has gained most of her public health experience by working in Community Health Centres. She moved on to working as a satellite treatment centre nurse for multi drug resistant TB patients.
She joined HealthServe previously as a Clinic Manager and after a brief stint away returned in 2018. What she finds most fulfilling is the ability to form relationships with the people she meets and to see her patients happy and recovered. Outside of HealthServe, she enjoys biking with her beloved husband around the major landmarks of Singapore.
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Cynthia brings years of experience from working in a variety of roles in both MNCs and NGOs. She has previously worked as a youth worker, administrator, and was an executive assistant at an NGO before joining HealthServe in 2019. She regularly makes trips to Cambodia and Thailand to volunteer with organisations working amongst children and youths.
In her spare time she enjoys brisk walking, nature walks/hikes and lazy afternoons catching up with friends over a cuppa in tranquil surroundings.
Mental Health Program Manager
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).
Mental Health Program Executive
Stephanie joined HealthServe in 2020. Prior to this, she worked with youth drug offenders in her role as a counsellor and caseworker at a non-profit organisation. She strongly believes in journeying with those who are in difficult situations to provide hope and empower them to help themselves. She is passionate about serving the underprivileged and enjoys interacting with people of different cultures.
Stephanie enjoys peace and quiet during her leisure time and hopes to be a missionary one day.
Sudipta joined the HealthServe team in March 2018 as a Caseworker. She has experience working among women and children while she was with an NGO in India. She has a Masters degree in counselling from the Singapore Bible College.
Her native tongue is Bengali, which helps her in her work at HealthServe among the migrant workers, particularly those from Bangladesh. She is interested in learning about, and interacting with those from other cultures. She regularly stays active with her 3 children and loves animals especially dogs!
Peggy has been in the non-profit neighborhood pretty much since she graduated, except for a stint in the corporate healthcare sector. She has dabbled with youth development, legal assistance, digital learning for third agers, and the arts for underprivileged youth. Assuming no curveballs are thrown at her, she is not likely to leave the NPO scene; that is where she gets to see very meaningful relationships be built, as a result of striving to achieve a good societal purpose.
She is an avid cook, with a self-proclaimed three Michelin stars in her herbal soup-making!