Our Team

CWS is comprised of ten Board members and three Community Engagement Managers.


Li Jiehui,
Senior Manager, Community Engagement

Jiehui is a Senior Manager for Community Engagement with CWS . She is an excellent programme manager who managed both offshore island Trap-Neuter-Release-Manage projects and islandwide caregiver registration projects. Jiehui also mediates and resolves cat-related issues in the following constituencies: Holland-Bukit Panjang, Sembawang and Nee Soon. She engages Town councils to promote and adopt Humane Management of Cats.

Michelle Siau
Senior Manager, Community Engagement

Michelle is a Senior Manager for Community Engagement with CWS. She is a mother of two who successfully juggles work and family while giving back to the community through her work with CWS.
Michelle has over a decade of experience in mediating and successfully resolving cat-related issues. She is also a community caregiver.
Michelle manages the following constituencies by working closely with their respective town councils and caregivers: Choa Chu Kang, West Coast, Marsiling-Yew Tee and Jurong-Clementi.

Queenie Kee 
Manager, Community Engagement

Queenie is a Manager for Community Engagement with CWS. She has been a cat lover since childhood, and adopted her cat Gracie in 2022. Queenie successfully mediates and resolves cat-related feedback in the following constituencies: Aljunied-Hougang, East Coast-Fengshan, Marine Parade, Tampines and Pasir Ris-Punggol.

Lee Yuan Sheng
Manager, Community Engagement

Yuan Sheng is a Community Engagement Manager with CWS. Thanks to a combination of nature documentaries and books growing up, he has grown fond of animals of many kinds, including cats. His first cat came as a wandering stray who settled at his home for several years when he was 7, and was taught a very valuable lesson in sterilisation soon after. He has sterilised every cat he has owned since. He manages the areas under the following Town Councils: Ang Mo Kio, Bishan-Toa Payoh, Jalan Besar, Sengkang and Tanjong Pagar.

THE BOARD 2022-23

Thenuga Vijakumar, President
Thenuga began volunteering with CWS about 15 years ago. She takes a keen interest in raising the standards of cat welfare in Singapore for both pet and community cats. She works closely with the CWS ground team and stakeholders to achieve this vision. She generally should not be approached for conversations before her morning coffee. 

Rifdi Rafiuddin, Vice President
Rifdi’s background is in policy research, analysis and reporting in both thepublic and private sectors. He wants to help CWS as he adores our feline overlords and believes that cats are as much a part of our community as human beings and deserve to live harmoniously alongside us. 

Sylvia Tan, Secretary
Sylvia started volunteering with CWS in 2021 after adopting her second cat-child. She has since devolved to being a cat slave to 4 cat-children. She manages events and adoption drives for CWS, and is dedicated to the noble cause of turning everyone around her into cat people.  

Theresa Goh, Treasurer
Theresa is a Singaporean Paralympic medalist who competed for 20 years before retiring in 2019. She is parent to four cats Seb, Cosmo, Patches, Lobster and Nyx, whose love for her remains in question. Theresa has been working with CWS since 2016 through the ambassador programme and continues to advocate for responsible cat ownership and adoption.

Deborah Ong, Board Member
Deb has extensive experience in the events industry and manages CWS’ events which are the platform for education and outreach. She also wants you to know that her cats Guffy, Vettel and Dexter are crazy adorable rascals.

Matsumoto Emi, Board Member
Emi started volunteering for CWS in 2015 after adopting her first cat. She handles many of the administrative functions of the society.

Yu Peihan, Board Member
Peihan currently does social research in the non-profit sector. She has no cats of her own but likes to think of every cat as her own. In both her free time (and non-free time), she hangs out with her community cats, Tortie, Pat, Reg, and CalC. She advocates responsible pet cat ownership even though she owns no cats, as she sees the importance of it—and hopes that you do, too.

Shayna Ng, Board Member
Shayna is a professional and national bowler, representing Singapore at the international level. She loves animals. She began working with CWS through an ambassador outreach programme from 2016 and has continued to volunteer with CWS on multiple occasions.

Yinuo Wang, Board Member
Yinuo has been an essential part of CWS’s volunteer operations team since 2015. She initially started out helping in the Finance team and has since branched out to being one of the core members running the Cat Mama Shop online store operations.

Only the above-stated individuals represent and are authorised to speak on behalf of CWS. Please write to us at info@catwelfare.org if there are any concerns about individuals who may be incorrectly representing themselves to be representatives of CWS.

Cat Welfare Society

At Cat Welfare Society we believe every cat should live a life free from fear and suffering. This is why we exist, to help those who can't help themselves.


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