Team

Team

Management Team

Co-Founder | Director
KO SIEW HUEY

A Masters graduate in public policy from Harvard Kennedy School, Huey has an abiding interest in connecting people and ideas across different disciplines. She began her career producing social documentaries after studying directing at Beijing Film Academy, before joining WorldVision China to do international development work. At the China National Office, she pioneered the use of performance management tools, taking quantitative and qualitative data gathered from the field through household surveys and focus groups discussions to inform programme design and organizational strategy. She remains an avid amateur street photographer and personal portrait photographer for her beloved cat.

Co-Founder | Director
NGIAM SU-LIN

Su-Lin has been active in the Singapore arts scene for more than a decade, specifically in the areas of education, community, and company management. She has produced community theatre and festivals in collaboration with the public and private sectors, and worked with numerous social service organisations to incorporate drama into their programmes. She has a double degree in theatre and psychology from the National University of Singapore and an MA in Drama-in-Education from Queensland University of Technology. She is also a trained counselor and served briefly as a full-time pastor before returning to the arts. She believes that being human and fully alive is to be in life-giving relationships with self, and others, in community.

Programme Manager
CHARLENE HARIDAS

Charlene is a BA(Hons) Arts Management graduate from LASALLE. She has worked in the arts, education and social sector for the past six years, which has led her to this trajectory of Arts and Community - a wonderful place where creativity and compassion grows. Her past workplaces include The Necessary Stage, Central Singapore Community Development Council and Mastereign Enrichment, where she was involved in project management. She enjoys learning and discovering new things daily, and works towards making positive social impact.

Board of Directors

Chairperson
DR. JUSTIN LEE

Justin Lee is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Policy Studies. His previous research has focused on understanding social problems related to vulnerable groups such as people with disabilities, seniors facing end-of-life and ex-offenders. However, he has since become more interested in community assets and organizations that can be part of the solution, such as community artists, social entrepreneurs, designers and other social cause organizations. He has a PhD in Sociology from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Board Member
PATSIAN LOW

Patsian is a social impact consultant who brings with her over 20 years of work experience from private and civic sectors in US and Asia, crossing the fields of social finance, social entrepreneurship, philanthropy, non-profit leadership and commercial finance. This allows her to add value to breakthrough strategic and operational endeavours or identify roadmaps for complex and multidisciplinary initiatives. Patsian was formerly Head of DBS Foundation, which champions social entrepreneurship and supports the growth of social enterprises all over Asia. Prior to that, she was the Director of the Philanthropy division in Singapore's National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre, which promotes and engages philanthropy from different donor sectors.

Board Member
DR. CHARLENE RAJENDRAN

Charlene Rajendran is a Malaysian theatre educator, researcher and practitioner, currently based at the National Institute of Education - Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. She researches issues of identity and culture in urban multicultural contexts, where questions of difference pertain. Her work also involves developing arts-based dialogic pedagogies that draw on contextually-based knowledges to deepen critical and aesthetic thinking. This includes examining pedagogies of play in arts education, and developing conversational approaches to teaching theatre as an integration of theory and practice. She has been involved as director, performer, writer and dramaturg in a range of performance projects.

Treasurer
KO SIEW HUEY
Vice-Chairperson
NGIAM SU-LIN