About

Staff

Click on the photos to learn more about each EMCC staff member!

Professional Staff
Head, Professional Services
Mr Lai Mun Loon
Head, Professional Services

Mun Loon’s strong belief that relationships are worth fighting for is what fuels his passion for the work he does at EMCC. As the head of Professional Services, he oversees the departments of Mediation, Counselling, Marriage Journey, Fundraising and Media & Communications. He is also a mediator himself; he believes that peacemaking can be a way of life, and mediation can help achieve this. Having so many responsibilities may seem daunting and mundane, but not to Mun Loon. He thrives when faced with challenges. Some say that he gets his energy by eating them for breakfast. Fortunately, he is not a one mun show; he has the whole EMCC team supporting him!

Ms Christine Lim
Counsellor

Christine joined EMCC as a Principal Counsellor. With Christine, you are definitely in safe hands – for she has ample of experience under her belt. Alongside the counselling services she provides to her clients, she also helps her fellow counsellors – both from EMCC and external agencies – by providing supervision/consultations. As a counsellor, what Christine finds fulfilling is helping people find their sense of self, experience wholeness and bringing these into their relationships and lives. With the passion that she has for her work, it is no wonder she has been in this profession for over 26 years! In true Singaporean fashion, Christine is a lover of food. She adores her spices as well, especially chillies.

Manager, Marriage Journey
Mr David Kan
Manager, Marriage Journey

With over 18 years of professional experience as a trained practitioner in premarital guidance and marital counselling, David is well sought after to be a regular guest speaker on radio and at parenting seminars. Upon request, he also writes articles for various media platforms. As a certified Seminar Director and facilitator of “PREPARE/ENRICH” – a clinically developed couple relationship diagnostic inventory – David conducts accreditation training to certify counselling practitioners as programme facilitators. He is also accredited to be both an Educator of ‘Gottman 7-Principles Programme’ by Gottman Institute (USA) and Positive Parenting Programme practitioner by University of Queensland, Australia. Besides helping couples and their relationships, David also enjoys food from yesteryear.

Head, Counselling
Ms Diana Chandra
Head, Counselling

Diana is a Principal Counsellor at EMCC. She is trained in several models of therapy and possesses a vast amount of experience in professional counselling. As the counselling department’s head honcho, she is tasked with providing leadership and clinical supervision/consultation to our passionate counsellors, and supervision/consultation to external professionals. Diana believes that good healthy relationships are an integral part of our happiness, thus she finds it fulfilling to help others be the best versions of themselves and helping mend relationships. Diana not only tends to her clients’ needs, but to her garden as well. She also loves to travel and has lived in five different countries!

Counsellor
Ms Rachel Chan
Counsellor

Rachel is another one of our amazing counsellors you will find at EMCC. Since her youth days, her friendly and caring personality has attracted many seeking for a listening ear. Having been trained in trauma in children, Rachel provides a safe space for children who had experienced trauma to express their emotions. She also helps them understand and manage these emotions better. Among all her duties, she finds working with couples and families most fulfilling as she enjoys seeing lives transformed and marriages restored. In her spare time, Rachel enjoys singing and wrestling with her teenagers. Don’t worry, no children were harm during their exhilarating family bonding time.

Assistant Manager, Mediation Services
Ms Tan Ying Shi
Assistant Manager, Mediation Services

Ying Shi ensures the smooth running of the mediation department and is a mediator herself. She believes that conflicts can be resolved in miraculous ways and mediation allows the space, time and grace to do so. Ying Shi has a mantra that she lives by: “That which has to be done will have to be done, so just do it.” This mantra allows her to achieve the high standards that she holds herself and her work to. However, the EMCC family knows that it can be draining and stressful for her at times. Fortunately, she knows that we’ve got her back! You go, girl!

Administrative Staff
Head, Corporate Services
Ms Pearl Pang
Head, Corporate Services

Pearl first joined EMCC to debut as our “mascot”, Chan Tai. Chan Tai is the main character of our four-part web series which shows the common ways people ruin their relationships. Watch Pearl in action over here! With Pearl’s expressive personality, it comes as no surprise that she possesses a talent for acting. After breathing life into Chan Tai, Pearl has put aside her ‘wayang’ gear to serve EMCC in other ways. Now, as Head of Corporate Services, Pearl oversees matters pertaining to HR, Admin, Finance, Facilities Management and the Training & Education department. Stay tuned, for Pearl-the-actor might just make a comeback.

Intake Officer
Ms Chew Hwee Min
Intake Officer

Hwee Min will most likely be the first person you will meet when visiting EMCC. If you have any enquiry about EMCC or would like to make an appointment with one of our professionals, our intake officers are your go-to people. With her calm and warm personality, Hwee Min will not fail to make you feel welcomed. Behind her serene disposition lies a very imaginative mind: she imagines a world where cars can be folded, shrunk and kept safely in our pockets for our convenience. Knowing this, we highly recommend you go talk to her; conversations with Hwee Min are always fun!

Intake Officer
Ms Christine Chew
Intake Officer

It is our honour to in-chew-duce the other half of our dynamic duo who make up our team of intake officers (no, they are not sisters. We checked.). Together with her partner, Hwee Min, Christine (or as we call her, Chris) always impresses us by juggling her duties of manning the phone lines, welcoming and tending to the needs of clients, assisting the counsellors, and handling data entry with grace and professionalism. We commend Chris’s efforts and her seamless teamwork with Hwee Min and will be sure to treat her to her favourite meal: Korean food. BBQ meat and makgeolli to be precise.

Executive, Media & Communications
Ms Clara Tee
Executive, Media & Communications

Together with Jonathan, the “captain” of the Media and Communications team, Clara’s main role is all aboat helping with EMCC’s brand personality, as well as creating and maintaining EMCC’s relationship with the public. Clara may be the youngest in the EMCC family and has much to learn, but that doesn’t stop her from dreaming big. She is full of ideas and is eager (or should we say “eagle”. Ha. Ha.) to show the world the meaningful work done by the wonderful people of EMCC. Clara absailutely enjoys making puns and blessing/punishing others with them.

Assistant Manager, Counselling Services
Ms Joline Lim
Assistant Manager, Counselling Services

Joline provides administrative support to the counselling department and oversees the research work within. Like a ninja, she often nimbly manoeuvres between her cubicle and the intake officers’ desk to assist with counselling related processes, reporting, and documentation matters. Joline also manages the web-based feedback database system that our counsellors use to ensure that we deliver quality services to our clients. To help her analytical mind assess the seemingly endless amount of data, Joline enjoys basking in the aroma of her essential oils. When Joline is not squinting at numbers for work, she applies her analytical skills to experimenting and persistently refining her baking recipes.

Assistant Manager, Media and Communications
Mr Jonathan Yap
Assistant Manager, Media and Communications

Jonathan is at the helm of the Media and Communications team, which is the mouthpiece and brand custodian of EMCC. Jonathan’s role is to lead the team behind the branding personality of the organisation. He is also EMCC’s very own in-house photographer (fun fact: he took these lovely photos of our staff you see on this page!). Jonathan’s deep passion for photography can only be rivalled by his love for adventures in the land of the rising sun, Japan. Lucky for him, our office is located at Singapore’s very own Japan town – Liang Court! Banzai!

Senior Executive, Outreach & Marriage Journey
Mr Parcsen Loke
Senior Executive, Outreach & Marriage Journey

Equipped with his charismatic personality and a strong belief in the effectiveness of EMCC’s programmes, Parcsen ventures out into the world to inform the public about EMCC, and promote our professional services and education programmes. Besides being an amazing advocator of EMCC, he is also involved in our bigger workshops such as the Gottman Community@SG and Employee Assistance Programme. Accompanying his calm and collected personality is a great penchant for sweets; we quote: “I don’t just have a sweet tooth; all my teeth are sweet.” – Parcsen, 2017.

Executive, Training and Education
Mr Paul Sim
Executive, Training and Education

We have Paul to thank for ensuring that we have a conducive environment to work in. He helps manage our office facilities by seeing that they are maintained and in working order. Paul also organises and ensures the smooth running of our workshops, by handling their administration and logistics. Paul is never seen without a smile on his face and his ever willingness to help. Not only is Paul such a great sport but he is also probably the most sporty person in our office. He enjoys playing badminton, table tennis and outdoor activities such as cycling.

Senior Executive, Corporate Services
Ms Teo Hwee Xin
Senior Executive, Corporate Services

Hwee Xin handles the administrative side of EMCC, alongside Pearl. Her work includes providing direction, manpower, and resources, for effective management and record-keeping. Hwee Xin used to be an air stewardess, but she decided to take her passion for serving others from the sky to the ground. She is currently pursuing a degree in social work and hopes to help others in even more meaningful ways. We would like to raise a glass of Sparkling Moscato (which is her favourite drink) to commend Hwee Xin for having such a big “心 Xīn” (“heart”)!

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