The Care2Run founding team met through various community outdoor activities and in 2015, with a vision to give back to the community, explored, researched and introduced its first programme – an 8-week sports mentoring programme for children from financially-challenged families and welfare homes.
Since then, Care2Run has completed six back-to-back foundation programmes and in July 2018, celebrated the inaugural graduation of the pioneering Junior Leaders Programme.
Prem Kumar Ramadas
M.Sc. Management Psychology, University of Nottingham, B. Bus. Administration, RMIT, Australia.
Prem is a Fujitsu-JAIMS Foundation scholar. He has over 20 years of professional experience both locally and abroad with organisations like Talent2, Microsoft and IBM.
Chia Mee Leng
B.Sc. Accounting & Finance (Hons), University of London, Dip. Economics, London School of Economics and Political Sciences (LSE)
Mee Leng has over 12 years of local and overseas volunteer experience with various non-profit organisations. Professionally, she is a Director at EY.
LL.B, Wolverhampton University. Advocate and Solicitor of the Malaysian Bar
Elgy has volunteered with charitable organisations since her earliest days as a lawyer. She is a partner with Zarina, Loh & Wong where she specialises in banking litigation and conveyance.
Care2Run’s technical team is made up of a rotating cast of dynamic individuals from various professional fields, including law, finance and commerce, media and communications, oil and gas, health science and information technology.
The team in this photo, taken at our Junior Leaders Programme graduation in July 2018, comprised Chloe Lai, Eric Chong, Edward Gomez, Gregory Phuah, Linus Teoh, Maresa HM Ng, Ryan Loke and Thiyagu Rajoo in addition to founding core team members Prem Kumar Ramadas and Chia Mee Leng, and Angie Heng, the executive director of Kiwanis Down Syndrome Foundation – National Centre.
Assoc Prof Yukinori Sawae
B.P.E, M.P.E, Ph.D
Care2Run’s key advisor and external evaluator, Dr Sawae is a leader in adaptive sports initiatives for Sports for Tomorrow with Japan Sports Council. He also supports the Movement Development for Children with Developmental Disorders at the Faculty of Health and Sports Sciences, University of Tsukuba.
Drs Annette Zandvliet
M.Sc, Registered Nurse
Annette is the Project Leader for Education for The Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development, ZonMw. She previously served as a nurse and district nurse in Haarlem. Annette recently spent time working with Care2Run in Malaysia as part of a sabbatical project.
Dr Rajini Sarvanathan
MBBS (Hons) (UK), M MED Sc (Leeds, UK), MRCP (UK), MRCPC
Dr Rajini is a Consultant Developmental Paediatrician with ParkCity Medical Centre. She is a much sought-after specialist for ADHD, ADD, Autism and behavioural problems in children
Ph.D, Registered Nurse
An athletic mother of three boys, Denise has volunteered for humanitarian missions since 1992, serving the disabled, mentally challenged and the elderly. She is a pioneer Care2Run Programme Leader who spent 16 years in Malaysia and continues to assist from the Netherlands.
Assoc Prof Dr Nahar Azmi
M.Med (Sports) (UM), MD
Dr Nahar is the Head of Sports Medicine at the University of Malaya’s Faculty of Medicine. He also actively designs sports exercise programmes to support the university’s cancer rehabilitation programmes and community initiatives. He has been a Care2Run advisor since 2017.
Prof Ryoko Toyoma
B.A., M.A, Ph.D
Prof Ryoko is a board member of the Fujitsu-JAIMS foundation. She lectures at Chuo University and is a visiting professor at Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology. She advises Care2Run on our organisational learning approach.