Head, Outreach & Intervention Services – Community & Youth Services Division
Inez, who has a Bachelor’s in Social Work, is passionate about her job and enjoys the one-to-one interaction with the youth she work with. Through the time spent with them, she has come to realise the need for every young person to have someone who believes in them and inspire them towards greatness.
Helping them discover their potential and helping them realise that each and every one of them are destined for excellence give her the motivation to continue her work.
Her work entails working with youth facing adversities, overseeing the programmes that Community & Youth Services Division (CYS) carry out to serve them, and supporting the staff under her supervision.
Inez’s secret to unwinding and de-stressing is savouring a cup of bubble tea and making hand-made cards to appreciate the people around her.
Head, Casework, Counselling & Programmes Department – Community Rehabilitation Centre
Joel heads the Programmes Department, which develops and implements programmes for the Community Rehabilitation Centre (CRC). He ensures that every programme that the youth go through aids in the development of their personal skills , family relationships, social skills, career and educational pathways, as to enable them to rehabilitate and reintegrate into their families and the community.
He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Human Resource Management from Murdoch University as well as a Masters in Counselling from Monash University. Joel is also a certified DISC facilitator (a behavior assessment tool) and attended the Motivators Certified Training course.
Joel began his journey with Trybe as an intern where he discovered his passion in working with youth and empowering them to reach their dreams. Prior to his transfer to CRC, Joel was key in leading the Training and Development Department at the Community & Youth Services in developing secondary and tertiary students’ leadership and socio-emotional skills. He was also involved in developing Trybe’s Time-Out Programme, training the Young Change Makers panelists from the National Youth Council, heading multi-tiered leadership programmes, and serving as a mentor to residents of the Singapore Boys’ Home.
Head, Finance Department– Corporate Services Division
Maya leads the Finance team in overseeing the preparation of financial and management reports, ensuring that payroll is timely executed, and that audit and budget exercises are followed through, among many other tasks. On top of these responsibilities, Maya also ensures Trybe’s compliance to internal policies, controls and procedures.
Maya graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Management Accounting and Accountancy. Before her stint in Trybe, Maya was providing management consultancy services to a multinational company based in the Philippines for seven years and was an accountant for a training and management consultancy firm in Singapore.
Maya chose to work in Trybe because of her desire to serve the children and youth. She believes that the best investment is the one spent on equipping the next generation of young people.
During her leisure time, Maya enjoys the outdoors and good music.
Head, Human Resources Department– Corporate Services Division
Elyna’s main responsibility is to oversee areas ranging from recruitment of staff, staff welfare and benefits, to Human Resource (HR) development which includes training, performance appraisal and career planning. She graduated with an Honours Degree in Materials Engineering and a Graduate Diploma in Training and Development.
Since she started her career, Elyna has been championing the development of people. Her achievements include overseeing performance management exercises for non-managerial staff, administering training programmes, supervising external and internal scholarships, leading orientation programmes for new employees, and spearheading various HR events. Evidently, seeing people excel in their careers brings much joy to Elyna.
Prior to joining Trybe, Elyna was in China for five years with her husband who was posted there for work. She found the experience to be humbling as it presented a different side of China and through these experiences, she learnt to be grateful for the little things. Elyna is convinced that giving back to the society is not a want but a necessity. She aspires to build a strong HR and people centric culture in Trybe so that more talent can be attracted to the social service sector.
Head, Operations and Coaching Department – Community Rehabilitation Centre
Michele’s job entails ensuring the smooth running of the Community Rehabilitation Centre (CRC) and coaching the CRC youth through their rehabilitation journey.
Michele’s professional experience at NuLife Counselling Centre, where she worked with families, sparked her interest in working with youth. Her personal belief is that every youth is special. Michele takes personal responsibility to help young people turn their lives around and reach their fullest potential.
Michele is a motivated individual. She enjoys the company of the CRC residents as well as her colleagues and is fondly referred to as Mich. Mich enjoys romantic comedies and indulging in cakes.
Acting Head, Operations Department – Singapore Boys’ Hostel
Roger ensures the smooth running of daily operations in the hostel. Having been in the Operations Department since he joined Trybe in 2011, Roger possesses a wealth of knowledge and experience required to oversee and execute the hostel’s various tasks and manage its facilities required while on the job. He works closely with his team to provide a safe and secure environment for the youth.
Roger enjoys the working culture in Trybe, especially the opportunities to work directly with the youth. He treasures the mentorship provided by his supervisors, which he in turn models in his interaction with the residents.
Roger looks forward to a cup of hot tea in his free time.
Head, Programmes & Rehabilitation Department – Singapore Boys’ Hostel
Since joining Trybe in 2014, Jeremy has been involved in coaching and mentoring the hostel youth. He leads a team of youth workers. Together, they look into the development of programmes that engage the youth constructively and aid in their effective reintegration into their families and the community.
Jeremy has always been interested in working with youth and he has seized the opportunity to do so in Trybe. He values Trybe’s culture of honesty and care, and appreciates the development opportunities the organisation has given its staff. Jeremy credits his growth to his supervisors’ mentoring and the exposure and training afforded to him from them since joining Trybe.
In his downtime, Jeremy enjoys a cup of Milo
Head, Programmes Department – Community Rehabilitation Centre Division
Andrew heads the Programmes Department at the Community Rehabilitation Centre to develop, plan and lead programmes for the first time young drug offenders. He takes great pride in ensuring that every programme that the young drug offenders go through, aids in their personal skills, family relationship, social skills, career and educational pathway. A practitioner armed with the knowledge of evidenced-based models, Andrew looks forward to bring to life, the future plans of therapeutic group work, family work and resident engagement beyond the youths’ discharge from the Community Rehabilitation Centre.
Andrew holds a Bachelor degree in Psychological Science and Business (Marketing) and also pursued a Masters in Counselling. Andrew truly resonates with the vision of Trybe – Every Youth A Success Story. An active Instagrammer going by the handle drewkhoo, Andrew cherishes the opportunities to be an influential part of the lives of the youths
As part of his job, Glendon heads the Programmes & Rehabilitation team at the Singapore Boys’ Hostel by providing strategic direction on how to grow the youths through coaching and mentoring. He and his team develop and source for programmes that are integral for the rehabilitation of the residents in the Singapore Boys’ Hostel. Passionate about collaboration with both the private and public sector, Glendon believes that volunteers and corporate companies can make a difference to the youths’ lives.
Glendon took a gap year and found his purpose at the workplace when he went for a humanitarian trip to Cambodia to reach out to the underprivileged children in the villages. It was during that trip when he realized that giving back to the community is something that he values. Thereafter, he chanced upon Trybe and leaped at the opportunity to serve the youths in our local context.