Our Team

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


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, Jurong-Clementi and Tanjong Pagar.

Li Jiehui,
Manager, Community Engagement

Jiehui is a 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, Ang Mo Kio, Nee Soon and Bishan-Toa Payoh.

Safiah Bte Mohamed Basir
Manager, Community Engagement

Safiah is a Manager for Community Engagement with CWS. She is a dedicated animal lover with an established track record in the successful resolution of cat-related feedback and issues in the following town councils: Aljunied-Hougang, East Coast-Fengshan, Marine Parade, Jalan Besar, Tampines and Pasir Ris-Punggol.

THE BOARD 2021/22

Thenuga Vijakumar, President
Thenuga began volunteering with CWS about 10 years ago. She works extensively on the sterilisation of community and pet cats and in promoting responsible cat ownership.

Deborah Ong, Vice-President
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 warm the cockles of her heart (Thank Jamus!).

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

Sylvia Tan, Secretary
Sylvia considers herself a serial community cat molester and feels she spends too much of her time lamenting the unrequited love she has for her 2 furbabies Monkey and Apricat. 

Jasmine Lim, Board Member
Jasmine shows her love for cats through cat themed merchandise and events. She also works on online events via social media platforms.

Julienne Kee, Board Member
Jules is an ecologist with vast experience dealing with community animals and wildlife. Needless to say, she loves animals and shares her home with 4 cats and 2 dogs. Jules has volunteered with CWS in several programmes since 2020 and helps in her community through rescue, fostering and rehoming efforts.

Rifdi Rafiuddin, Board Member
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. 

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.

Theresa Goh, Board Member
Theresa is a Singaporean Paralympic medalist who competed for 20 years before retiring in 2019. She is parent to four cats Seb, Patches, Lobster, 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.

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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