Dr John K E Tan
Executive Director 

John was part of the founding team who started CARE Singapore in 1997. Volunteering for CARE since day one, he joined as staff on 1st December 2001 as the Director of Development. He subsequently assumed the role of Executive Director on 1st January 2005.

John began his career in sales and marketing, locally and internationally. A life-transforming experience saw him taking up seminary studies in his early 30’s and serving in a faith-based setting for a decade before joining CARE full-time.


Ms Lena Teo
Director, Mental Wellness and Therapy

Lena joined CARE Singapore in 2006 as team counsellor, and was appointed Director, Therapy and Mental Wellness Services in Jan 2021. She oversees CARE’s mental wellness services for youth and their families in the school system as well as community.

She has over 18 years of experience in the social service sector. Prior to joining CARE Singapore, she held various leadership positions in sales, marketing and material management in the corporate sector both locally and internationally.

She holds a Bachelor degree in International Business & Marketing, MSc Industrial / Organizational Psychology, Master of Counselling, MSc. Management of Human Resources. Lena is a registered clinical supervisor with Singapore Association of Counselors, a full member of Singapore Psychological Society, ex-board member of WGIS and EMDR Singapore.


Mr Anthony Chng
Director, Enterprise

Anthony joined CARE Singapore in 2019 and was appointed Director, Enterprise in Jan 2021.  He leads the Enterprise Division to drive CARE’s brand and sustainability strategy and helms Fundraising, PR & Communications and Volunteer Management.

He is a veteran in the Not-For-Profit sector, with over two decades of experience spanning the public sector, Arts and social service, with P&L responsibility of budgets from $1m to $5m.

Anthony is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) from the University of London, with specialization in Economics and Marketing.


Mr Derek Chan Tze Yong
Deputy Director, Youth Work and Training

Derek started his career in the social service sector with CARE Singapore in 2001, joining as a youth worker and rising to Deputy Director today. He oversees children and youth programmes conducted in schools and manages CARE’s training department to equip youth workers with essential competencies.

He aspires to provide opportunities to CARE’s beneficiaries so that they can achieve their potential and overcome any inter-generational disadvantages in the long-run.


Ms Christine Lim
Assistant Director, Administration

Christine Lim joined CARE Singapore in 2018 and is an experienced professional who brings more than 30 years of legal and administrative experience to her role as the Assistant Director of Administration of CARE Singapore office.

Christine oversees the day-to-day administrative and financial functions of CARE Singapore operations and serves as a liaison with the organisation’s office services, human resources, information systems, accounting, records management and contract administration.

Before her career at CARE Singapore, Christine had served in various industries including the public service and the process industry.