Our People

CWS is comprised of ten Board members and three mediators.

Our Staff

Michelle Siau, Senior Mediator 

Michelle is a Senior Mediator 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, Mediator

Jiehui is a Mediator 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, Mediator

Safiah is a Mediator 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 2020/2021

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.

Matsumoto Emi, Vice-President

Fareena Omar, Treasurer

Nadiah Hazman, Secretary

Amrys Wang, Committee Member

Deborah Ong, Committee 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 warm the cockles of her heart (Thank Jamus!).

Edward Foo, Committee Member

Ed is passionate about collaborative partnerships in enhancing the overall welfare of community cats and promoting the ecosystem of responsible caregiving.

Jasmine Lim, Committee Member

Shelby Doshi, Committee Member 

Shelby started advocating for the welfare of cats in 2003, when her favourite community cat was facing removal from her neighbourhood. She strongly believes in promoting awareness for a cat’s right in the community we live in.

Sunny Johar, Committee Member

Sunny has been volunteering with CWS since 2016 as it combines her two loves, social media and cat welfare.

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.

Our People in the News

Real life catwoman
What does it take to be the hero of the cat community? Earlier this year, a cat was spotted at Bukit Merah with a cable tie around its testicles and a broken right leg. For Laura Ann Meranda, 31, senior outreach manager with the Cat Welfare Society, this was one of the most serious cases of abuse that she had seen.

– See more at: https://www.youth.sg/Spotted/People/2016/10/Real%20life%20Catwoman

The lawyer who helps Singapore’s community cats
Thenuga Vijakumar, the President of the Cat Welfare Society (CWS) on how she came to help community animals and the types of questions she has had to answer in her line of work.

– See more at: http://sg.asia-city.com/city-living/news/lawyer-who-helps-singapores-community-cats#sthash.y7ie6Wvs.dpufc

Dog-loving ex-banker becomes Cat Welfare Society CEO
Miss Joanne Ng quit her job as a banker specialising in the global market – a job that she had been holding for 15 years – to take up the CEO position.

Although she admits that the salary she earns now is just a fraction of what she used to get, Miss Ng said she wanted to do it for the community. CWS does not pay its board members and volunteers, so Miss Ng’s salary is paid by the Patrick D Harrigan Foundation, following its pledge of support.

– See more at: http://news.asiaone.com/news/singapore/dog-loving-ex-banker-becomes-cat-welfare-society-ceo#sthash.OqzVv4E2.dpuf

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