MEET THE TEAM

President – Freeke Quik

Life in Singapore for many people is very comfortable. Singapore is a wealthy state and has a lot of luxury to offer. But unfortunately, like in many first world countries, poverty remains a problem for a small group. Mostly it’s hidden behind closed doors. For these people the sun doesn’t always shine on this tropical island.

In the Netherlands I worked as a public health doctor in youth healthcare. Health and poverty are inextricably linked. Unfortunately I cannot do this medical work in Singapore.

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But with the NCA I hope to make a small contribution in poverty relief for those who don’t benefit from Singapores wealth by raising money for our charities and organizing activities to help people have food, fun or other things that give a little sunshine in their lives.

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Vice-President – Jessica Portier

I’m thankful that we’ve got the opportunity to live in Singapore. My previous occupation in Holland was to facilitate social activities as a project coordinator. My main goal was to raise funds or to find other creative solutions to make activity’s accessible for all people, especially people with disabilities.

When we moved to Singapore I wanted to do something for less fortunate people in Singapore. I joined the board as the vice president. It’s nice to join such a professional organization and I would love to put my enthusiasm and know-how in the NCA.

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I hope we’ll meet in the near future, maybe at our Christmas Fair at The Dutch Club. So maybe YOU can join us as well to; donate, give support as a volunteer or as a contact to corporates who want to support our projects.

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Treasurer – Sabina Talstra

In August 2018, I moved to Singapore together with my husband and our two kids. It’s our first time abroad and I knew little about Singapore. It’s a great opportunity to be here and get to know this part of the world, so we are happy to be here. Although Singapore is known as a rich and well-developed country, I found out there is more poverty here, than you can see at first sight.

When I heard about the NCA, I was happy to join them in helping the less priviliged people in Singapore. In the Netherlands I used to work as a controller and I will also use my experience as the treasurer of the NCA.

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Being a volunteer for the NCA is for me a way to get to know other aspects of Singapore and Singaporians. Together with a great team of volunteers, we hope to make a difference for the people in need here.

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Secretary – Pauline de Jager

In August 2018 me and my family moved to Singapore and back home in the Netherlands I was working as a senior HR Advisor. This is our first time living abroad, but nevertheless we were already a big fan of the Asian culture and life style.

When we arrived in Singapore, I tried to find a part time job, but unfortunately I was not able to find one and therefore I decided to devote my time to our family and volunteering work in Singapore.

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In the beginning of 2019 I got in touch with NCA and learned about hidden poverty in Singapore, NCA’s activities and the charities NCA works with. I decided to join NCA as a volunteer and I am also very excited to execute the role of Secretary of NCA. This way I hope I can make a difference in people’s lives.

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Marketing & Communications – Audrey Walbeehm

Via former enthusiastic NCA volunteers I got to know about this charity organization right from the beginning, as soon as we moved to Singapore 2,5 years ago. During our former post in Bangkok I was doing volunteer work helping refugees. Through this experience I learned that helping others gives you another perspective on society and can be very rewarding.
My goal joining the NCA team, is to get a better perspective on the Singaporean society. I like to be an active volunteer, meeting different local people who are in need.

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I also look forward working together with our fresh and diverse team, everyone having their own field of expertise. Furthermore, I would like to use my work experience as an online marketer to benefit NCA’s marketing and communication activities.

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Marketing & Communications – Karen Nix

In March 2017 I came to Singapore together with my husband and two kids. Most of my life I have been living in Amsterdam. This is our first time living abroad. We thought it was a nice opportunity to live somewhere else in the world for a while.

I have always been working in media companies as a marketing analyst. Since a while I started missing my job. We have been enjoying Singapore very much but I had a feeling I could do something in charity this time in my life.

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It’s a great opportunity that within NCA I can combine this with my experience in the marketing field. And still having time for my kids and their school activities and being able to explore Singapore a little bit more.

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COMMITTEES

Apart from the Board, the NCA organization consists of several committees, which work together in close cooperation. If you are interested joining us, click here , or send an e-mail to [email protected]

Our committees:

  • Marketing and Communication (MarCom)
  • Events
  • Workshops

Meet more People of NCA or find out how you can support and participate.

(Note that all our committee members are volunteers and do not receive any payment nor do they receive compensation for expenses.)

 

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