Meet Our Team

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Chairman & Vice-Chairman
Board of Directors
Board Committees
Management Team
Staff Team

Chairman

Board Member from August 2014, appointed Chairman September 2020

Ms Chan Chia Lin

Director, Lam Soon Cannery Pte Ltd
Vice President, National Council of Social Services

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.

Vice-Chairman

Board member from 17 August 2017

Dr Jeremy Lim Fung Yen

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

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.

Co-Founder & Advisor

Dr Goh Wei-Leong

Dr Goh is a general practitioner who co-founded HealthServe with Tang Shin Yong.

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.

Board of Directors

Director From 1 August 2014

Dr Calvin Chong Peng Choon

Associate Professor, Singapore Bible College

SErVICES COMMITTEE Chair

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.

Director From 30 June 2013

Mr Chan Kum Kit

Managing Partner, Verity Partners

Finance Committee Chair

Director From 21 September 2020

Dr Chan Lai Gwen

Consultant, Psychiatry, TTSH

Mental Health Committee

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

Director From 21 September 2020

Mr Choy Peng Wah

FUND RAISING and Engagement CHAIR

Audit Committee

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.

Director From 21 September 2020

Ms Gail Lien

Board member, Lien Foundation.

Finance Committee
Services Committee

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.

Director From 21 September 2020

Ms Serene Chee

Finance committee

Fundraising and Engagement Committee

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.

Director From 1 March 2012

Mr Matthew Saw Seang Kuan

Partner, Lee and Lee

HR COMMITTEE CHAIr

Matthew Saw Seang Kuan is a Partner in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution department of Lee & Lee. He practises civil litigation including medical litigation and commercial litigation.

Matthew is a Director of SATA Commhealth, a charity. He has also been appointed as an Honorary Legal Advisor to the Singapore Medical Associate.

Matthew graduated from the University of Cambridge in 1995. He is married with two children.

Director From 17 August 2017

Ms Susan Kong Yim Pui

Director, QED Law Corporation

AUDIT COMMITTEE CHAIR

Susan is a practicing lawyer with more than 30 years and is recognized as a leading practitioner in the areas of Banking and Finance, Real Estate, Mergers and Acquisitions and Capital Markets by Chambers Global, IFLR 1000, AsiaLaw and Euromoney Legal Group Guide. She is currently the Managing Partner of Q.E.D. Law Corporation, a boutique law practice, which she co-founded in 2015.

On the corporate experience front, Susan has served as independent director in many public and private companies across sectors and in different jurisdictions, including banking, education and real estate and professional services. She is currently an independent director of SBS Transit Ltd.

On the non-profit front, Susan has volunteered with HealthServe periodically since 2014 and joined the Board in 2017. She also Chairman of the Board of STPI, an art institution under MCCY.

Board of Committees

Audit

Chairman

Members

Ms Susan Kong Yim Pui

Dr Jeremy Lim Fung Yen
Ms Lee Yuit Chieng
Choy Peng Wah

Fund Raising & Engagement

Chairman

Members

Mr Choy Peng Wah

Mr Darren Tay
Ms Gopi Mirchandani
Ms Serene Chee
Ms Chandrima Das

Finance

Chairman

Members

Mr Chan Kum Kit

Ms Chan Chia Lin
Ms Serene Chee
Gail Lien

HR

Chairman

Members

Mr Matthew Saw Seang Kuan

Ms Chan Chia Lin
Ms Janelle Tan

SERVICES

Chairman

Members

Dr Calvin Chong Peng Choon

Dr Donna Lim
Ms Gail Lien
Long Chey May

Medical SERVICES

Chairman

Members

Dr Jeremy Lim Fung Yen

Dr Gan Wee Hoe
Dr Lam Jie Feng, Joshua
Dr Shawn Vasoo
Dr Tan Thong Kwan, Benjamin
Dr Yeo Cheng Hsun, Jonathan
Dr Yoong Su-Yin, Joanne

Management Team

Executive Director

Mr Michael Cheah

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.

Deputy director

Head of Medical Services and Research

Dr. Benjamin Kuan

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.

  • CASEWORK
  • COUNSELLING
  • GROUP
  • WORK
    PROGRAMS

CASEWORK AND SOCIAL SERVICES

Head of Casework & Social Services

Mr Jeffrey Chua

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!

  • FUND RAISING & DONORS
  • COMMUNICATIONS
  • PARTNERSHIPS & EVENTS

COMMUNICATIONS AND ENGAGEMENT

Head of Communications and Engagement

Ms Suwen Low

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 ADMIN
  • DATA PROTECTION OFFICER

FINANCE AND OPERATIONS

Head of Finance and Operations

Mr Lawrence Kwok

Lawrence joined in November 2019.

With his 18 years of serving with SSAs (Social Service Agency), he focuses 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!

MENTAL HEALTH

Mental Health Program Manager

Mr Justin Paul

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).

Staff Team

CASEWORK AND SOCIAL SERVICES

Mr Daniel Yeo

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.

Ms Yvonne Loo

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

Mr Peterson Lee

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.

Mr Daniel Li

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.

MEDICAL SERVICES AND RESEARCH

Senior Clinic Manager

Ms Aubrey Arguelles

A HealthServe volunteer of 4 years, Aubrey worked for an MNC before joining the Team in April 2020. An accountant and a nurse by profession, she considers her role as Senior Clinic Manager for Clinic Operations not a job but a ministry where she can serve.

Aubrey enjoys spending time with friends, being in the kitchen and the beach. She also volunteers for Lions Befriender and Singapore Red Cross.
Currently, she is working on her Diploma in Modern Applied Psychology and practices yoga on her off days.

And how she misses Cambodia and her son who is based there!

Clinic Manager

Ms 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.

MENTAL HEALTH

Mental Health Program Executive

Ms Stephanie Chung

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.

Counselling

Ms Sudipta Biswas

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!

FINANCE AND OPERATIONS

Finance Assistant

Ms Vina Siew

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!

Executive Assistant

Ms Marilyn Barrientos

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.

Finance Executive

Ms Jenny Lee

Jenny joined HealthServe 2019. 

Originally from Vietnam, she has worked in xxx and brings with her x experience from  xx and has a xx in xxx.

When she’s not xx she  enjoys xxx

DONOR AND FUND RAISING

Donor and Fundraising Management

Ms Chloe Graham-Watson

Chloe joined the HealthServe team in November 2020. Before this Chloe worked as the Fundraising Manager for a non-profit organisation in the UK, before making Singapore her home in 2017. She has been heavily involved with charities as a volunteer since she was a student. She studied and worked as a Fashion Designer before deciding to work full time in the non-profit sector.

Chloe is married, with two daughters who were both born in Singapore. She loves experiencing all different food the little red dot has to offer and spending time outside with her family.

VOLUNTEER

Volunteer Manager

Ms Peggy Leong

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!