Celia Tan has been a specialist volunteer with the SIF for more than 17 years. As Group Director of Allied Health in SingHealth, she played a critical role in the SIF's specialist healthcare projects. These projects sought to deliver quality care and strengthen the healthcare systems of various countries in Asia. They support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 3 of ensuring healthy lives and promoting the well-being of all. Since 2002, Celia has been actively involved in 13 projects across China, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam, spanning areas of emergency medicine, trauma rehabilitation, as well as physiotherapy care. Besides leading and scoping projects, she has brought on board many like-minded partners and volunteers to join the SIF’s mission. For helping to raise the standards of physiotherapy care in Cambodia, Celia was awarded the prestigious Monisaraphorn Thipadin Medal by its government in November 2019. Overall, Celia’s contributions have made a positive impact on thousands of lives in five countries.
Elim Chew has been an active supporter of the SIF for nearly a decade, contributing to a myriad of the organisation’s programmes in different capacities. From 2009 to 2016, she had a hand in providing strategic advice and direction to the SIF as a member of its Board of Governors. She was instrumental in working with the SIF to design the organisation’s signature Young Social Entrepreneurs (YSE) programme, which celebrated its 10th anniversary this year. Having supported YSE as a mentor, judge and speaker, Elim currently plays the role of Special Advisor to the programme. She deems the success of the young changemakers from Young Social Entrepreneurs (YSE) programme – with over 1000 alumni spanning 30 nationalities – as her greatest source of achievement and satisfaction. In addition to the YSE, Elim has supported different SIF activities and events, such as the erstwhile Ideas for a Better World Forum and Young Business Ambassadors programme. She also contributes widely to the SIF’s outreach and marketing efforts.