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Social Mission Conference

Breakout Tracks Speakers

Breakout Track #1: Care for The Marginalised

Mr Jacob Soo

Executive Director Archdiocesan Commission for the Pastoral Care of Migrants & Itinerant People (ACMI)

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As the Executive Director, Mr Jacob Soo is responsible for day-to-day management and staff; developing ACMI’s mission, raising its visibility to stakeholders, donors and migrants; leading the community outreach, skills development, formation and case management efforts. Before this, he was responsible for membership development, formation and special projects at Caritas Singapore, as well as quality service management at the Ministry of Manpower.

Jacob also brings with him a track record of establishing partnerships with Caritas Member Organisations, the Catholic Archdiocesan Organisations, parishes, charities and Non-Government Organisations (NGOs).

Ms Jacinta Rajoo

Secretary of Catholic AIDS Response Effort (CARE) Management Committee

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Ms Jacinta Rajoo, Committee Member of the Catholic AIDS Response Effort (CARE), joined the organisation in 2004. She was drawn to serve in a ministry that cared for those who were afflicted by HIV and also suffered stigma and discrimination from society.

Jacinta served two terms as President of CARE and has held several other roles within the executive committee to present day. She has seen the organization grow from a registered society under Catholic Welfare Services to one that achieved IPC status and is part of the CARITAS family of social service organisations.

In addition to serving at CARE, Jacinta is a catechist in her parish. Believing that serving God also means moving beyond the comforts of Singapore, she serves as Mission Leader, heading the mission to TAOM, Cambodia that is part of the A Call To Share (ACTS) missions.

Mr Moses Lee

Executive Director, Mamre Oaks

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Mr Moses Lee has held senior management roles for the past 16 years in the disability sector and is currently the Executive Director for Mamre Oaks Ltd. He is also a registered Psychologist (Singapore) and has co-authored publications both local and international.

Mr Anthony Soo

Member, Roman Catholic Prison Ministry (RCPM) Executive Committee

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Mr Anthony Soo is a member of the Roman Catholic Prison Ministry (RCPM) Executive Committee. He has volunteered with RCPM for the past 9 years.

Passionate about serving those on the margins of society and a strong advocator of Catholic Social Teaching (CST), he also volunteers at Catholic AIDs Response Effort (CARE) and Caritas Singapore’s Formation Committee. Anthony is retired and father of two adult sons. He is a parishioner and Communion Minister of the Church of St Francis Xavier.

Ms Jennifer Marie

Board of Director, Caritas Humanitarian Aid & Relief Initiatives (Singapore) Ltd (CHARIS)

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Ms Jennifer Marie is an Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Law at the National University of Singapore. She has over 39 years of experience in the legal and judicial service.

In 2018, Jennifer launched the Joachim Education Programme for children from rural areas in India. She has been involved in various the community projects and volunteers with Catholic Welfare Services and RSVP. She was appointed to the Board of CHARIS on 1 Feb 2023.

Mr Erwin Chan

CEO, Abilities Beyond Limitations and Expectations (ABLE)

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Erwin Chan serves as the Chief Executive Officer of ABLE (Abilities Beyond Limitations and Expectations), a Social Service Agency dedicated to providing a comprehensive range of support services tailored for individuals with physical disabilities. 

Before assuming the leadership at ABLE, Erwin had amassed 2 decades of senior leadership experience driving business transformation across the Asia Pacific region, accelerating revenue growth, developing and leading high-performance teams, and building strategic partnerships.

Prior to joining ABLE, he spearheaded Salesforce’s Tableau Global SI (GSI) strategic partnerships across the Asia Pacific & Japan region.

Erwin is passionate about customer excellence and client experiences, leveraging innovation & technology for the greater good, and a commitment to developing next generation talent.

Breakout Track #2: Care for The Elderly

Mr Victor Seng

Executive Director, St Theresa’s Home, Catholic Welfare Services

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Mr Victor Seng is currently the Executive Director of St Theresa’s Home and has served in that capacity since 2003. He has also 26 years of experience in the banking industry, having served as head of the treasury department for 16 years.

Victor is active in the Catholic community, teaching catechism at the Church of Christ the King for over 10 years, and having served as communion minister for over 26 years at the Parish of St Francis Xavier.

Ms Han Yah Yee

Chief Purpose Officer, Montfort Care

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Ms Han Yah Yee serves as Chief Purpose Officer at Montfort Care, bringing with her over 25 years of invaluable social work experience, notably in eldercare and child protection work.

Recognised for her excellence, she received the Outstanding Social Worker Award in 2010 and was appointed as a Master Social Worker in 2014.

Ever committed to collaboration, she continues to actively engage stakeholders to serve vulnerable populations, as well as to enrich community support and employee purpose through her diverse roles in committees and education.

Ms Micki Sim

Associate Lead Social Worker, Montfort Care

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Ms Micki Sim is an Associate Lead Social Worker at Montfort Care, bringing over a decade of experience in elderly care and mental health support.

Having graduated with a Master’s Degree in Gerontology from Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Ms Micki's expertise spans from direct care to programme development relating to the elderly. Since 2013, she has been undergoing training by the Oxford Mindfulness Foundation to integrate mindfulness practices into her work.

Mr Noel Low

Vice President, Society of St Vincent de Paul (SSVP) Singapore

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Mr Noel Low is Vice President of the Society of St Vincent de Paul (SSVP) Singapore. As a member for the last 10 years with the conference at the Church of St Francis Xavier and with the National Council, he has organized and initiated various programmes to help those in need. These included the Mass for the Sick, the digitalisation programme, SSVP Shop etc.

His role in SSVP sees him actively involved in policy decisions, organisational design, external engagement and strategy development of the organisation. Noel is always looking for new and different ways to help those in need and ensuring SSVP stays relevant to its members and the communities we belong to.

Mr David Nayar

President, Catholic Lawyers Guild (CLG)

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Mr David Nayar has recently been appointed as President of the Catholic Lawyers Guild and is involved with a health care charity.

Married with 3 children, he is a parishioner of the Church of the Holy Family and is currently serving in the Catechetical Ministry. He is also a Eucharistic Minister in his parish.

David has been in practice since 1993 and has his own firm, David Nayar and Associates. His main areas of practice are matrimonial matters, estate (wills and obtaining grant of probate), mental capacities act, civil litigation (contractual and tort), criminal law and general litigation.

Breakout Track #3: Care for Mental Health and The Youth

Ms Celynn Chang

Manager, Clinical Intervention Centre,  Boys’ Town

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Ms Celynn Chang heads the Clinical Intervention Centre, which is the counselling and therapy arm of Boys' Town.

She has 13 years of clinical experience working with children, youth and their families who have experienced a wide range of mental health and psycho-social issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, social and other emotional and behavioural challenges.

Besides working with children and youth, she strongly believes in engaging parents as well as other stakeholders in the child’s system for the best therapeutic outcome.
Mr Damon Goh

Executive Director, Canossaville Children and Community Services

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Mr Damon Goh has been in non-profit and Social Services sector for the past 11 years. He specialised in in the areas of Learning & Development and Human Resources Management in the early years and eventually found his passion in Communications, Fundraising, and Partnership Development in the Social Services sector.

In September 2023, he joined Canossaville as their Executive Director, leading the agency in their mission of Forming Hearts, Transforming Lives, and Empowering Communities!
Mr Daniel Ng

principal therapist, CAtholic family life

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Mr Daniel Ng is a husband and father of two teenagers. He is the Principal Therapist at Catholic Family Life (CFL) and has over 20 years of experience in counselling and therapy.

He spent more than 13 years in KKH Women’s and Children’s Hospital providing clinical services to paediatric patients and their families.

In his current role at CFL, Daniel manages the daily operations and clinical standards of the counselling services. He manages a team of full-time therapists and associate therapists, while also providing clinical support and supervision to the team of pro-bono counsellors.

Ms Denise Lim

interventions team lead | senior clinical psychologist, clarity singapore

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Ms Denise Lim is a clinical psychologist, with experience working with adults in various settings, including community mental health, public healthcare, and forensic settings. 

She has an interest in working with adults who have difficulties coping with their emotions. When engaging clients, Denise takes an eclectic approach, drawing from various therapy modalities, including cognitive-behavioural therapy, dialectical behavioural therapy, schema therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy. 

Apart from providing psychotherapy, Denise also has in interest in developing younger clinical psychologists through clinical supervision, and the provision of talks to support the development of mental health literacy in the community.

Bro Collin Wee, FSC

Home Mentor, HopeHouse

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Bro Collin Wee, FSC is a La Salle Brother of 39 years. He is currently Home Mentor at Hopehouse - a Home for Boys started by the La Salle Brothers 13 years ago.

A Family Therapist by profession, Bro Collin is a clinical member of the Association of Marital and Family Therapy (Singapore).

Mr Kitson Lee

executive director, infant jesus' homes and CHILDREN'S centres (IJHCC)

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Mr Kitson Lee currently holds the role of Executive Director at IJ Homes and Children’s Centres. Alongside this, he serves as an Advisor to the Board of Kowabunga Global Pte Ltd, a recipient of the President's Challenge Social Enterprise Award 2021, Digital Philanthropy Ltd, and DesignThinkers Asia. In addition, Kitson contributes his expertise to the governance of Suncare SG (IPC-Charity), Silver Ribbon Singapore (IPC-Charity), and GEN Singapore.

Driven by a fervent belief in the foundational values of collaboration, compassion, and inclusivity, Kitson champions the idea that strong communities arise from collective effort. He actively engages in grassroots volunteering and holds a role as an appointed Town Councillor of the Pasir Ris-Punggol Town Council. Furthermore, Kitson contributes to the advancement of governance practices as a Professional member of the Singapore Institute of Directors, where he chairs its Workplace Wellness Network

Ms Audrey Joy Tan

Vice-President, Catholic Business Network (CBN)

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Ms Audrey Joy Tan is Vice-President of Catholic Business Network (CBN).
She is also Co-Founder of PlayMoolah which brings financial wellbeing and actionable insights for a flourishing life. PlayMoolah works with more than 100,000 users in Universities, educational institutions and with corporates.

Audrey also pioneers Purposeled a network that tracks, funds and invest in impactful businesses. She was recognized as an Edmund Hillary Fellow that contributed to the global impact space.

She is a wife and mother to a miracle baby and worships at St Ignatius church.

Breakout Track #4: Care for The Environment

Mr Michael Leong

Director, Catholic Architecture Guild (CAG)

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Mr Michael Leong, with over 20 years of experience as an architect in both the government and private sectors, has contributed significantly to various projects. His portfolio includes master plans, hospitals, public housing, transport facilities, and mixed-use commercial developments.

Beyond his architectural work, Michael is actively involved in several organisations. He serves as a director of the Catholic Architectural Guild, holds the position of vice-chair at Archdiocesan Land and Properties Singapore, and is a member of the Care for Creation committee at Caritas. Michael’s belief in integrating profession and faith drives his search for individual vocations.

Currently, he is working on a design guide inspired by Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si'. The project aims to convey the document’s message to stakeholders in the construction industry.

Mr Lum Hon Fye

Chairman, Care4Creation Committee, Caritas Singapore

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Mr Lum Hon Fye is a Board Director at Caritas Singapore. He leads both the Care for Creation (C4C) and IT Committees. His previous contributions include a 7-year tenure as a board member of CHARIS.

After a distinguished career spanning over 35 years in high-level management positions across public and private sectors, Hon Fye has entered retirement.

His dedication to volunteer work and community service is profound. He has devoted many years to volunteering in Prisons and with the Ministry of Home Affairs. Recognized for his active involvement in grassroots initiatives, he received the Pingat Bakti Masyarakat (Public Service Medal) in 2015 and was honored with the appointment as Justice of the Peace (JP) by the President in 2018.

Dr Maxine A.D. Mowe

Member, Care4Creation Committee, Caritas Singapore

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Dr. Maxine A. D. Mowe is a biology lecturer at the National University of Singapore (NUS) in the Department of Biological Sciences. With over 10 years of research experience in aquatic ecology, she has been teaching various biology and ecology courses for undergraduate students, including General Biology, Evolutionary Biology, Freshwater Biology, and Plankton Ecology. Additionally, she instructs several courses for MSc and PhD students, covering topics such as Freshwater Conservation, Food Security and Sustainability, and Internships.

Dr. Mowe actively contributes to the Care for Creation Committee (C4C) at Caritas Singapore since January 1, 2023. Collaborating with the committee, she has organized several Laudato Si’ activities for parishes and the Archdiocese, including beach clean-ups and tree planting. Recently, she participated in the IV Congress on the Care of Creation in Lisbon on August 31st.

Ms Caroline Seow

Member, Church of St Ignatius Green Movement Ministry

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Ms Caroline Seow is a member of the St Ignatius Green Movement, a ministry which seeks to raise awareness of Laudato Si’ and the need to take urgent action on the climate crisis. An advocate for social justice, she is also the Chair of Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) Singapore, a volunteer led organisation that accompanies, serves and advocates for refugees and all forcibly displaced. JRS operates in conflict zones, remote borders, and urban cities across 57 countries. JRS Singapore is focused on developing professional skills and providing livelihood opportunities for refugees and asylum seekers in our region.

Caroline is also co-founder of B Lab Singapore, the non-profit advancing stakeholder capitalism, and empowering businesses to use the power of entrepreneurship to benefit all people, communities and the planet. 

An advocate for purpose-driven businesses, she is also an Ambassador for the Cambridge Institute of Sustainability Leadership. 

Mr Alvin Neo

board director, caritas singapore

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Mr Alvin Neo is Chief Customer & Marketing Officer at Fairprice Group and Managing Director of NTUC Link. He has spent over 25 years in the Retail, FMCG, Healthcare, Strategy Consulting and Startup space; at companies like P&G, Gillette, J&J, IHH, BCG and Netdecisions.

He is involved in RCIA at St Ignatius church, Men's Ministry at Holy Spirit church, and on the Board of Caritas Singapore; as well as a regular supporter of Assisi Hospice.