Judy Lim, Executive Director
Judy Lim joined SADeaf as Executive Director on 14 June 2019. Judy holds a Bachelor of Arts (NUS) and a Bachelor of Science (Brandon University, Canada). She also has a Diploma in Education (NIE). Judy started her career in teaching and subsequently joined the social service sector. She has been working in the social service sector for the past 34 years, of which 18 years were in the executive director roles with various social service agencies. As Executive Director, she oversaw the day-to-day running of the organisations ensuring that compliance and best practices were being adopted, and the vision and mission of the organisations were being aligned strategically. Her broad spectrum of educational qualifications and social service experiences prepared her with specific skill sets for nurturing and mentoring personnel, understanding the demands of running social service agencies, and the ability and readiness to take on any challenges faced.
Alvan Yap, Deputy Director
Alvan Yap joined SADeaf as Deputy Director on 2 September 2019. He has a Bachelor of Arts (NUS) and a Diploma in Special Education (NIE). Over the past 20 years, Alvan has worked in a diverse range of fields. He was a teacher of the deaf in the special education line; had undertaken writing, editing and research work in the publishing industry; took on visual and playwriting projects in the arts/theatre sphere; and has experience in the social services sector in disability advocacy, corporate communications and policy formulation.
Ernest Toh, Deputy Director
Ernest Toh was appointed as Deputy Director of SADeaf on 1 July 2023. He initially joined the Association on 1 August 2011, serving as the Administrator/Principal of Mountbatten Vocational School and Singapore School for the Deaf. His career in the field of education began upon earning a Bachelor’s Degree in 1991 and a Master’s Degree in Education in 1994, both from La Sierra University, USA.
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