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Mrs Goh Chok Tong Patron ARC Childrens Centre

Mrs Goh Chok Tong


“It is wonderful to see how dedicated the team has been to nurturing and enriching our children’s lives in a joyful and healthy environment. Above all, it is heartening to see how this mission remains anchored and entirely fuelled by love and the generosity of the community.

All of us remain grateful to our generous donors, including the foundations and corporations choosing to commit their corporate social responsibility initiatives with Arc, as well as our invaluable volunteers.”

Dr Rita Yeoh Joo Seang Founder Chairman of ARC Childrens Centre

The Late Dr Rita Yeoh


“As I reflect on Arc’s life-changing work, I could not help but wonder why our wonderful team of teachers, staff and volunteers do what they do. It may seem obvious that as a responsible charity, Arc is expected to ensure that it remains well run and its work remains effective and sustainable. I can affirm that Arc qualifies all of these but what is at the heart of Arc’s mission? It is not purely for charity which most understand as lending a helping hand to those in need. The very calling of Arc is love – to bring true and committed love to our children.”

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Board Members

Mr Chia Ngiang Hong Chairman ARC Childrens Centre

Mr Chia Ngiang Hong


Group General Manager
City Developments Limited

  • Past President of Real Estate Developers’ Association of Singapore
  • Board Member of Institute of Real Estate and Urban Studies, NUS
  • Head of Home Detention Advisory Committee 4
  • Fellow of Singapore Institute of Surveyors and Valuers
  • Active in community and grassroots activities and serves as a Justice of the Peace
  • Appointed Chairman on 14/9/2020
  • Appointed Director on 20/3/2018

Role: To steer the charity towards its strategic objectives, ensure good governance and to serve the beneficiaries, stakeholders and the public effectively. Together with board members, to exercise oversight of the charity’s operations and assist with its accommodation/welfare needs and seek funding support for its sustainability.

Dr Sheila Vasoo Director ARC Childrens Centre

Dr Sheila Vasoo


Senior Consultant and Rheumatologist
The Arthritis & Rheumatology Clinic

  • Formerly Senior Consultant, Rheumatology Undergraduate Education Director and Programme Director of the Outpatient Infusion Services at NUH.
  • Board Member of Chapter of Rheumatologists, Singapore
  • Board Member of Joint Specialist Training Committee for Rheumatology
  • Appointed Vice Chairman on 22/11/2021
  • Appointed Director on 23/5/2017

Role: To guide development in the children’s best interests.

Mr Frank Khoo Shao Hong Director ARC Childrens Centre

Frank Khoo Shao Hong


Former Group Chief Investment Officer for City Developments Limited

  • 30 years’ experience in Real Estate Investment, Fund and Asset Management
  • Former Global Head of Asia for AXA Real Assets
  • Member of Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants
  • Former Chairman for Real Estate for European Union Chambers of Commerce in Korea
  • Investment Committee Member of Singapore Children’s Society
  • Appointed Director on 1/4/2023
  • Appointed Treasurer on 1/4/2024

Role: To leverage my financial and investment experience to strengthen a solid financial foundation that sustains the charity’s programmes and services, ensuring their continued success and positive impact.

Adj AProf Chan Mei Yoke Vice Chairman ARC Childrens Centre

Prof Chan Mei Yoke


Senior Consultant
Paediatric Haematology / Oncology, KK Women’s & Children’s Hospital

  • Associate Professor at Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine at NUS, Duke-NUS Medical School and Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine at NTU
  • Chairman of KKH Clinical Ethics Committee
  • Advisor to Children’s Cancer Foundation (CCF)
  • Served as Vice Chairman from 20/6/2017 to 21/11/2021
  • Appointed Director on 23/5/2017

Role: To govern in the charity’s best interest and to support the management of the charity by providing regular feedback.

Dr Lilian Leong Director ARC Childrens Centre

Dr Lilian Leong


Retired Dental Surgeon

  • Over 30 years of experience as a General Dentist, both in the government service and private practice (part-time) until her retirement about 6 years ago.
  • Was an active volunteer in charities involving children.
  • These days, she prefers to spend her time amongst nature, bird photography and enjoying the company of her grandchildren.
  • Served as Treasurer from 14/11/2019 to 31/3/2020
  • Appointed Director on 23/5/2017

Role: To ensure that policies for staff and volunteers are effective and compatible with the charity’s operations and programmes.

Dr Frances Yeap Director ARC Childrens Centre

Dr Frances Yeap


Paediatric Blood & Marrow Transplant, Paediatric Haematology / Oncology National University Children’s Medical Institute, NUH

  • Member of Royal College of Physicians, UK
  • Organising Committee of VIVA Asia BMT
  • Member of NUH Kids Cancer Fund
  • Member of Paediatric Oncology Group, Singapore
  • Patron of Love, Nils
  • Appointed Director on 14/3/2020

Role: To review and grow the programmes for the children and their families.

Ms Sharon Yee Yin Yin Treasurer ARC Childrens Centre

Sharon Yee Yin Yin


Managing Director
Team Head (SE Asia)
BNP Paribas Wealth Management

  • More than 20 years of experience in Private Banking, Sharon has held similar roles covering SEA UHNW clients in UBS AG and HSBC Private Bank.
  • Ex-co member/Co-founder of Ladies First
  • Member of Financial Women’s Association Singapore (FWA)
  • Appointed Director on 13/11/2019
  • Served as Treasurer from 1/4/2020 – 31/3/2024

Role: To guide and share my knowledge in the development of the charity and to ensure the financial viability of the mission for the long term.

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Management Team

Geraldine Lee Co Founder Centre Head Arc Childrens Centre

Geraldine Lee


  • Geraldine’s professional career spanned across 30 years of Public Relations experience, to volunteering for a year then full-time at a charity before setting up Arc with Ronita in 2011.
  • In 2001, she won the inaugural National Volunteer Award for Outstanding Volunteer Co-ordinator Award by National Volunteer Centre presented by then Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong.
  • In 2015, she became an honouree of the Singapore Woman Award for her work at Arc, organised by MediaCorp and presented by Minister K Shanmugam.
  • In March 2024, Geraldine Lee and Ronita Paul jointly received The Straits Times Singaporean of the Year 2023 Award from President Tharman Shanmugaratnam, organised by The Straits Times and presented by UBS Singapore.
Ronita Paul Co Founder Centre Head Arc Childrens Centre

Ronita Paul


  • Ronita is a UK-trained nurse and state-certified midwife since 15 August 1977.
  • She dedicated 15 years of her work experience to a non-profit organisation and a further 19 years at a charity, before setting up Arc with Geraldine in 2011.
  • Awarded the Nurses Merit Award by the Ministry of Health.
  • In 2005, she was awarded the Children’s Hospice International Elisabeth Kübler-Ross Award for Outstanding Contribution to Children.
  • In 2015, she also became an honouree of the Singapore Woman Award for her work at Arc, organised by MediaCorp and presented by Minister K Shanmugam.
  • In March 2024, Geraldine Lee and Ronita Paul jointly received The Straits Times Singaporean of the Year 2023 Award from President Tharman Shanmugaratnam, organised by The Straits Times and presented by UBS Singapore.

Winnie Chua

Senior Executive/People Relations

Ruby N Sirajuddin


Christina Makeswari

Operations Executive

June Puspalm


Carmen Chong

Senior Care Staff

Nawi Bin Yahya

Senior Driver

Asha Devi

Care Staff

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Amy Wang and husband Parents of twin daughters Ivee and Ezri
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One day after an especially painful treatment session, Ezri arrived at Arc in tears. As I started to leave, I saw her immediately rush to hug Aunty Ronita tight like a koala while Aunty Ronita patiently soothed and calmed her down. That moment, witnessing the tremendous love the staff have for their children, really touched me!

– Amy Wang, mother of Ivee and Ezri