Who We Are

EQUAL-ARK Singapore Ltd is an Institution of Public Character (IPC) under the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) and a Full Member of the National Council of Social Service (NCSS) under the Children, Youth & Family sector.

We have 20 staff dedicated to serving vulnerable youth. Staff in direct work are trained in counseling, psychology, or social work. Instructors are BHS / EAGALA / PATH certified.

Our Board of Directors

Prof  Lim Soo Ping

Prof Lim is the former Auditor-General of Singapore. He has served over 37 years in public service first in the Engineering Service and then the Administrative Service culminating in his appointment as Auditor-General in 2007 by the President of Singapore. During his public service, Prof Lim also served on the boards of a number of statutory boards and government-owned companies, including Nanyang Polytechnic, Woodbridge Hospital, Tan Tock Seng Hospital and The Esplanade.  Following his retirement from public service, Prof Lim joined the Singapore Management University as a Professor of Accounting (Practice).   He is currently also a member of the Board of Governors of an international school.

Mr Ng Boon Yew, BBM

Currently Chairman and CEO of the Raffles Campus Group. Former Partner at KPMG.  Past and present appointments included Member of Securities Industry Council, Monetary Authority of Singapore; Member of the Board of Trustees and Chairman of Audit Committee, National Cancer Centre of Singapore Cancer Research Fund and Community Cancer Fund; Member of the Board of Institute of Mental Health; Member of the Board, Chairman of Audit Committee and Chairman of Finance Committee of National Kidney Foundation.

Ms Melissa Tan

Has volunteered as a team leader for EQUAL since 2011 when it first started, later took on a full time volunteer role in Jan 2014 to be a therapeutic riding instructor and to also manage the whole program.

Mrs Yvonne Goh

Mrs Yvonne Goh is a Director of Del Monte Pacific Limited, a company listed on the Singapore Exchange Limited and UNLV Singapore Limited, a registered charity in Singapore.

Mrs Goh had served on the Board of WWF-World Wide Fund for Nature (Singapore) Limited, the Singapore office of  World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) , one of the world’s largest and most experienced independent conservation organisations.

She is the immediate past Vice Chairman of the Singapore Institute of Directors and was until her retirement, Managing Director of KCS Corporate Services Pte Ltd, a professional business services firm.

Mr Bernard Yu

Bernard is focusing on the field of Social Enterprise and is a co-founder of Employment for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities Co-operative Ltd (E4PID) to create sustainable employment for persons with special needs.

His prior experiences include being the President of Family Life Society, a charity with IPC status that supports families in Singapore. He was the global head of equities at Standard Chartered Bank before joining the non-profit sector. His other experiences include being a partner of a global-macro hedge fund and a managing director of equities proprietary trading of a US investment bank for Asia Pacific.

Bernard is a happy father of 4 daughters and enjoys his semi-retirement time volunteering in governing committees in his church and one of his daughters’ school.

Mr Chua Chin Kiat

Mr Chua Chin Kiat is a board member of Agency for Integrated Care, the co-ordinating agency set up by the Ministry of Health to coordinate eldercare services in Singapore. He served in the public service for 36 years as a Police Officer. He last held the rank of Deputy Commissioner and retired in 2008 as the Director of Prison Service, now known as the Commissioner of Prisons.

When Mr Chua took over the helm as Director of Prisons, the Service started many new and bold initiatives which transformed the organisation into an exemplary prison system with a vision of being “Captains of Lives”. He was the initiator of the Yellow Ribbon Project which still helps ex-offenders reintegrate back to society today. The Singapore Prison story became the subject of 2 case studies, one by INSEAD and the other by the Civil Service College.

Ms Carolyn Chin

Carolyn is a Director with the management consulting practice at KPMG in Singapore. She has served on a few boards including the advisory board of an Australian University where she was a member for 10 years. Currently, she sits on the Singapore committee for the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Carolyn is passionate about helping youths reach their full potential and was formerly nominated for a National Teaching Award in Australia for Innovative Teaching. She enjoys working with animals and was a volunteer with the Guide Dogs of Victoria (Australia).

Our Key Staff


Ng Tze Yong

Chief Executive

Ameerah Mattar

Ameerah Mattar

Clinical Director

Hilda Lee Netten

Hilda Lee Netten

Senior Counsellor

Jolene Lim

Jolene Lim

Assistant  Program Director

Jencie Vijaya

Jencie Vijaya

Program Manager


Eileen Ong

Finance & Admin Manager