Who We Are
St Luke’s ElderCare is committed to caring for our elders in the community through services provided in our nursing home sited in Ang Mo Kio, 23 senior care centres located islandwide and through the homes of our elders. We deliver a full range of integrated services and programmes for our elders that include centre-based, community-based, home-based and residential-based services.
These services are designed to benefit elders who have suffered physical disabilities as a result of stroke, fall or accident, as well as the frail and lonely who have no one to look after.
We offer the following facilities and services:
* At selected centres only.
To be a Christian healthcare provider enriching lives in the communities
Transforming Community Care
Compassion, Holistic Excellence, Respect, Integrity, Stewardship, Teamwork
Professor Ho Yew Kee
Professor Ho Yew Kee was first appointed to the board in August 2017. He assumed the role of Chairman of the Board and the Nomination Committee on 1 April 2021. He also serves as a Member of the Fundraising Committee.
He is currently Professor of Accounting and an Associate Provost (SkillsFuture) at the Singapore Institute of Technology. He serves on the board of CPA Australia Ltd, Dover Park Hospice, National Kidney Foundation, United Overseas Insurance Ltd, the Christian Businessman Committee (Singapore) and Prison Fellowship Singapore. He is also Chairman, Business and Accountancy Programmes Committee of Ngee Ann Polytechnic and member of the Advisory Council of the Institute of Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka and Advisory Board, Deakin University Integrated Reporting Centre.
Professor Ho holds a Doctoral of Philosophy (Accounting) and Master of Science in Industrial Administration from Carnegie Mellon University, USA, Master of Economics and Bachelor of Economics (First Class Honours) from Monash University, Australia.
Ms Jacqueline Poh
Ms Jacqueline Poh was first appointed to the Board in July 2013 and assumed the role of Deputy Chairman on 1 April 2021. She was appointed Chairperson to the Programmes, Services and Care Risk Committee in March 2020.
Ms Poh was appointed Managing Director of the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) on 4 October 2021. She was previously Deputy Secretary in the Prime Minister’s Office Strategy Group, the founding Chief Executive of the Government Technology Agency of Singapore (GovTech), and the Managing Director of the Infocommunications Development Authority (IDA). She has also held key positions in the Ministry of Manpower, the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Defence.
Ms Poh is an alumnus of Oxford, Cambridge, INSEAD (MBA) and Stanford.
Professor Neo Boon Siong
Professor Neo was first appointed to the Board in August 2021 and assumed the role of Honorary Treasurer and Chairman of the Finance, Investment and Procurement Committee on 1 September 2021.
He was the CANON Endowed Chair Professor of Business and twice served as Dean of the Nanyang Business School at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He is the Chairman of the Board of Governors of The Navigators, Singapore, and an independent director of Chip Eng Seng Corporation Ltd. He was previously Chairman of i1 Ventures Ltd. He had served the boards of Keppel Telecommunications & Transportation Ltd, OCBC Bank, Great Eastern Life Group, Keppel Offshore and Marine Ltd, GRP Ltd, Informatics Holding Ltd, National Computer Systems Pte Ltd, Keppel’s K1 eBiz Pte Ltd, J Lauritzen Singapore, Public Accountants Board, Securities Industry Council, Income Tax Review Board, Goods and Services Tax Review Board, Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore, and the Nanyang Technological University Council.
Professor Neo received a Public Administration Medal (Silver) from the President of the Republic of Singapore at the 1999 National Day Honours Award.
He has 38 years of professional experience in accounting and finance, information systems, strategy, research, business consulting, management education, and corporate governance. He is a leading expert in public sector governance, business strategy, process management and organisational change.
Professor Neo is a Certified Public Accountant (Singapore) and holds a Bachelor of Accountancy (Honours) from the National University of Singapore and MBA and PhD degrees from the University of Pittsburgh, USA.
Mr Wong Siu Hong Alfred
Mr Alfred Wong was first appointed to the board in February 2018. He assumed the role of Chairman of the Fundraising Committee in November 2018 and was appointed as a Member of the Nomination Committee from 1 April 2021.
He is the Founder and Managing Director of Noel Gifts International Pte Ltd and serves as a Governor of the Management Committee of St Andrew’s Junior College.
Mr Wong holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Hull, UK.
Mr Choo Eng Beng
Mr Choo Eng Beng was first appointed to the board in January 2016 and the Audit, Risk and Governance Committee in January 2019. He assumed the role of Chairman of the Audit, Risk and Governance Committee in August 2019.
He has been a Partner in PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP since 2005. He is also a Director of Shared Services for Charities Limited, a member of the Audit Committee of the National Research Foundation, a member of the Practice Monitoring Sub-Committee at Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority. He also serves as Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Church of Singapore.
Mr Choo holds a Bachelor of Accountancy (Honours) from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and is Fellow Chartered Accountant.
Mr Foong Daw Ching
Mr Foong Daw Ching was a founding member of St Luke’s Eldercare in 1999 and served as Chairman from 2004 to 2006, returning to the Board in September 2018. He assumed the role of Chairman of the Missional Care Committee in September 2020.
He is also a Director of St Luke’s Hospital, an Independent Director of 4 listed companies in Singapore, Corporate Consultant of Crestar Education Group, and Accredited Mediator of the Consumers’ Association of Singapore. He also serves as the President of the Elder Board at Church of Singapore, Tung Ling Student Care Centre, and Tung Ling Community Services. Prior to that, he was the Managing Partner of Baker Tilly TFW LLP and Regional Chairman of Baker Tilly International Asia Pacific Region, member of the Accounting Advisory Board at the National University of Singapore, Director of Jurong Health Services Pte Ltd, and a member of the Audit Committee at the Ministry of Health Holdings Pte Ltd.
Mr Foong was awarded a Public Service Medal (Pingat Bakti Masyarakat) by the President of Singapore in 2003.
Mr Foong is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, a Fellow of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants, a Fellow of CPA Australia, and a Chartered Accountant, Malaysian Institute of Accountants.
Ms Ginger Hsiao
Ms Ginger Hsiao was first appointed to the Board and the Finance, Investment and Procurement Committee in February 2017. She assumed the roles of Honorary Treasurer and Chairman of the Finance, Investment and Procurement in September and October 2017. Having served the full 4-year tenor as Honorary Treasurer, she remains as a Board Member and currently serves as a Member of the Finance, Investment and Procurement Committee and the Programmes, Services and Care Risk Committee.
She is the co-founder of Gold Nest (Private) Capital and Fund Manager of the European Life Sciences Growth Fund. She co-founded the Ginward Group, a consulting firm operating out of Europe, Japan and Singapore. Prior to that, she was the Managing Director, Head of Sales activities for Asia, China, and the USA at Credit Agricole CIB Capital Markets (formerly Credit Lyonnais), and Vice President at Citigroup headquarters in New York City, USA.
Ms Hsiao holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, USA.
Ms Lim Ai Ling
Ms Lim Ai Ling was first appointed to the Board and Human Resource Committee in May 2017 and assumed the role of Chairperson of the Human Resource Committee on 1 April 2021.
She is the Human Resource Director, Decorative Paints, South East & South Asia at Akzo Nobel. Prior to that, she was the Head of Human Resource, ASEAN at Manulife Financial, Head of Human Resource at Manulife Financial Singapore Pte Ltd, and Head of Human Resource at OCBC Securities Pte Ltd (a subsidiary of OCBC Group).
She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the National University of Singapore, Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management from the Singapore Institute of Management, and is a certified consultant in DISC, Facet 5 Personality Profiles and Hogan Assessment Inventory.
Adjunct Professor Lee Chien Earn
Professor Lee was first appointed to the Board and the Programmes, Services and Care Risk Committee on 1 October 2021.
He is currently the Deputy Group CEO (Regional Health System) of SingHealth, and the Chairman of the Planning Committee for the upcoming integrated acute and community hospital in Bedok North. Before this, he was CEO of Changi General Hospital and Deputy Director of Medical Services for Health Services and Healthcare Performance in the Ministry of Health, where he led the strategic development and improvement of healthcare services.
Professor Lee is a public health specialist by training. He is an Adjunct Professor at the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore, Duke-NUS Medical School and Singapore University of Technology and Design. He was a member of several international committees under the World Health Organisation, International Hospital Federation and Joint Commission International.
Mr Wong King Yoong
Mr Wong King Yoong was first appointed to the board in February 2017 and the Human Resource Committee in December 2018.
He was previously Chairman of Bizlink Centre Singapore Ltd, Director of La Cuisine Delicieuse Pte. Ltd., Managing Director & Vice-President at Global Operations at Sciex, Managing Director & Corporate Vice-President at AMD Singapore, Managing Director at JDS Uniphase, Managing Director and Vice President (Operations) at Berkley Industries, President & CEO at Flairis Tech Corp, Managing Director & Vice-President at Compaq Computer Asia, and Engineering Director at Fairchild Semiconductor.
Mr Wong holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) from The University of Singapore.
Mr Yeong Zee Kin
Mr Yeong Zee Kin was first appointed to the Board in October 2016. He was Honorary Secretary from October 2016 to September 2019. He is a Member of the Finance, Investment and Procurement Committee and the Nomination Committee.
He is the Assistant Chief Executive (Data Innovation and Protection) at Infocomm Media Development Authority and Deputy Commissioner at Personal Data Protection Commission. He was recently appointed director of Singapore Network Information Centre (SGNIC) Pte Ltd. Prior to that, he was Senior State Counsel (Director, Technology) at Civil Division, Attorney-General’s Chambers and Senior Assistant Registrar, Supreme Court of Singapore. He was formerly a partner with Rajah & Tann’s telecommunications, media and technology law practice.
He holds a Master in Laws (Computer and Communications Law) from the University of London, Bachelor in Law from the National University of Singapore, and is qualified as an Advocate and Solicitor, Supreme Court of Singapore and Solicitor, England and Wales.
Associate Professor Kenny Tan
Chief Executive Officer
A/Prof Kenny Tan is the CEO of St Luke’s ElderCare Ltd (SLEC) since 2016 and was previously the Chief Operating Officer for both St Luke’s Hospital and St Luke’s ElderCare Ltd from 2013 to 2016.
He is also an adjunct lecturer for the Master of Science in Applied Gerontology program at the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University and an Associate Professor in the Health and Social Sciences Cluster at the Singapore Institute of Technology.
His research and teaching areas are in healthcare services and management, health systems and policy, integrated care, gerontology, and in leadership and management.
He was awarded the Healthcare Humanity Awards in 2016, the Ageing Asia Global Ageing Trailblazer award and Leading CEO Award, both in 2019.
He has a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, National University of Singapore and a Master of Education (Leadership, Policy, Change) and Master in Counselling from Monash University, Australia. He also has an Executive MBA from University of Hull, UK, and Strategic Perspectives in Non-profit Management from the Harvard Business School Executive Program.
Senior Director, IT Transformation and Operation
Alan drives the digitalisation capabilities at SLEC as well as the operational backbone for the organisation that covers IT, Procurement and Facilities.
He has more than 30 years of experience in the commercial and public sectors, across the technology and telecommunications industries, locally and overseas. Prior to joining SLEC in 2021, he was the Deputy Managing Director for ID21 and also held C-suite positions at the Singapore Institute of Management, GetDoc, and Huawei Device South Pacific. He was also the General Manager for Nokia Networks Starhub Account and Country Director for British Telecom.
Mr Wong is certified in Digital Transformation from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and graduated with a Master of Business Admin from the University of South Australia. He also holds a certification on Basic Concept in Construction Productivity Enhancement (BCCPE) from the Building and Construction Authority, and a Certificate in Quality, Environmental, Health & Safety Internal Auditor (ISO 9001:2015, ISO14001: 2015, ISO45001:2018)
Associate Professor Edward Poon
Senior Director, Nursing Services
Academic Director, Learning Hub and Learning Institute & Research
Edward oversees the nursing services at SLEC and our first residential care facility, St Luke’s ElderCare Residence @ Ang Mo Kio. He is also the Academic Director overseeing the SLEC Learning Hub and Learning Institute and Research, and the lead for the setting up of Palliative Care services at SLEC.
Edward joined SLEC in 2017 with over two decades of experience in nursing. He began his career at the Singapore General Hospital and progressed to leadership roles in the healthcare and community care sector.
A veteran and recognised member of the nursing and community care sectors, he is active in consultancy work, workgroups and professional panels with the National University of Singapore, Singapore Institute of Social Science and the National Strategy for Palliative Care workgroup.
Edward is passionate about humanistic and compassionate care and believes in knowledge sharing to grow future potential leaders in the community care sector.
He presently lectures at the Singapore Institute of Technology and serves as a Board of Director at the Singapore Nurses’ Association and Chairperson of the Palliative Care Nurses Chapter. Throughout his career, he has committed more than a decade in building palliative care capabilities in countries such as China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Taiwan and Thailand.
He was awarded the President Nurses Award and Healthcare Humanity Award in 2004.
He holds a PhD in Palliative Care from Monash University.
A/Prof Lester Leong
Senior Director, Clinical Services
Lester oversees the Medical and Dietetics, Rehabilitation, Care and Counselling and the Programmes Development Unit, in addition to his clinical work as a community doctor. He believes in dovetailing health and social care in the provision of holistic and comprehensive care to improve the well-being of communities.
Before joining SLEC in 2018, Lester served in leadership capacities within the healthcare sector, including St Luke’s Hospital and Ang Mo Kio – Thye Hua Kwan Hospital, bringing with him over a decade of experience in clinical practice, policies and procedures. He also served as SLEC’s Chief Operating Officer from 2018 to 2021.
He holds adjunct faculty appointments, imparting knowledge in the areas of Family Medicine, Gerontology and Clinical Ethics, at the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, National University of Singapore (Centre for Biomedical Ethics) and Singapore University of Social Sciences (Masters of Gerontology Programme).
He also holds a Master of Medicine (Family Medicine) from the National University of Singapore, Graduate Diploma in Healthcare Management and Leadership from the Singapore Management University – SingHealth. He is a Fellow of the College of Family Physicians, Singapore.
Director, Corporate Strategy and Performance
Agnes leads the strategy development and cross-functional team collaborations, as well as oversees two business units, Home-Based Services and Emerging Services.
Her leadership is anchored in her background as a physiotherapist and she joined St Luke’s Hospital in 1999. She went on to lead the Outpatient Services from 2008 and Corporate strategy and Performance departments from 2014 at St Luke’s Hospital. In 2017, she continued to grow the corporate development and performance capabilities at SLEC, overseeing strategic alliances with partners and healthcare innovation.
Bringing close to 30 years of experience in the community care sector, she presently plays a key role in expanding SLEC’s service footprint, in our Home-Based Services and driving new services like our Active Ageing Hubs.
Agnes is a member of the Singapore Physiotherapy Association. She holds a Bachelor of Science (Physiotherapy) from the Curtin University of Technology and a Graduate Diploma in Healthcare Management and Leadership from the Singapore Management University.
Director, Communication and Partnerships
Elaine joined St Luke’sElderCare in 2021 and is the Director of Communication and Partnerships leading communication, resource mobilisation and community relations.
She is a veteran professional in the non-profit sector with specialist skills in strategic planning, marketing communication, public and media relations and resource development. She has 20 years of extensive senior management and leadership experiences with international non-profit and social service organisations, including WWF Singapore, World Vision Singapore, YMCA Singapore and Breast Cancer Foundation. Elaine previously held the position of CEO at WWF and General Manager of Programmes at the YMCA. Prior to joining the social service sector, Elaine helmed corporate communications in the public sector including in healthcare for more than a decade.
During her tenue at WWF, Elaine was appointed to WWF International’s Network Executive Team, was the first woman member of WWF’s Asia Pacific Senior Executive Team and a Board Member of Earth Hour Global.
At World Vision, she was a member of the Gender Diversity Committee comprising women leaders from World Vision’s global network.
She also served as an honorary advisor to the International NGO Centre, Taichung, Taiwan in 2018 which comprised an international panel of development experts supporting Taiwan’s vision of attracting international NGOs to Taiwan.
Elaine graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics and Literature and is equipped with a Certification from the Institute of Public Relations, Singapore.
Director, Church Partnerships
Gregory’s role focuses on driving the strategies and plans to grow, engage and further strengthen the church partnerships for SLEC. He joined SLEC in 2017 and was previously Director for Communication and Partnerships.
His wealth of experience spans commercial and community care sectors, including leadership roles at The Salvation Army, the National University of Singapore, and World Vision Singapore, specialising in resource building, stewarding philanthropic support and public relations.
Gregory holds a Master of Science in Information Technology from the University of Glasgow and is certified in the Senior Management Programme for Non-Profits (Advance) from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. He is also a Council Member of the Biblical Graduate School of Theology, on the Finance, Investment and Fundraising Committee, as well as the Governance and Nomination Committee.
Ng Lay Ling
Director, Residential-Based Services
St Luke’s ElderCare Residence @ Ang Mo Kio (SLR@AMK)
Lay Ling is a community care veteran, with extensive experience on the ground and at a strategic management level.
She joined SLEC in 2003, managing our rehabilitation services. She devoted the next 6 years in SLEC managing various senior care centres, including the expansion of the organisation’s rehabilitation services.
In her latest appointment as Director for Residential-Based Services and head of SLR@AMK, Lay Ling directs and executes alignment of organisational strategy with care needs and service provision.
Lay Ling is passionate about bringing transformative care especially in the NPO sector. A quality-driven professional, her interests are in innovation and new ways of delivering care, especially in the area of lean care with good outcomes. She has also participated in national-level committees, taskforces and quality events, influencing local care models.
In her own time, she volunteers on numerous overseas mission trips to serve children and elderly ministries in Thailand.
Lay Ling was conferred the prestigious Healthcare Humanity Awards by The Courage Fund in 2018.
She holds a Masters in Health Administration from Flinders University Australia.
Saw Seok Chin
Director, Human Resources
Seok Chin leads the development and implementation of Human Resources strategies to support SLEC’s strategic growth objectives. She partners closely with members of the leadership team to build leadership and organisational capabilities, and also provides strategic and operational guidance to the HR team.
Prior to joining SLEC in 2021, Seok Chin held senior management roles in the commercial sector. She was the Vice President of Human Resources, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, for Boston Scientific Asia Pacific. She was also the Director of Human Resources, Asia Pacific for BD Singapore, Vice President of Human Resources, Asia Pacific for BP Singapore, Vice President Human Resources for Medical Asia Pacific, at Johnson and Johnson, and Programme Director for Human Resources, IBM Global Services & Industries, Asia Pacific.
She is a member of the HR Capabilities Taskforce at the Agency for Integrated Care. She holds a Bachelor of Arts, Economics and Political Science, and Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) in Economics from the former Nanyang University of Singapore.
Simon oversees the finance function, spanning financial planning and analysis, internal controls and management, cashflow and investments. In his role, he ensures the implementation and enforcement of finance and operational policies and procedures in compliance with statutory requirements including the Charities Act, driving accountability, capability-building and the organisation’s long-term financial framework.
Prior to joining SLEC in 2018, Simon started his career as an accountant in SUTL Corporation Pt Ltd and held senior management roles in the commercial sector. He was the Group Financial Controller and Business Unit Director for Prince’s Landscape and Construction Pt Ltd, Operations Director and Financial Controller for Sports Turf Solutions Pte Ltd and Financial Controller for Cooper Bussmann.
He is a Chartered Accountant of Singapore and a Fellow Member of The Association of Chartered Certified Accountant.