SAS Foundation Board Members

Get to know the board members of the SAS Foundation in Singapore and the US.

 

SAS Foundation in Singapore

G. Raymond Zage III

Chairman

Mr. George Raymond Zage III serves as chief executive officer of Farallon Capital Asia and is a partner in the parent company, Farallon Capital Management. He graduated from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign with a bachelor's degree in accounting and finance. Mr. Zage joined the SAS Foundation board (Singapore) in 2012 and assumed the role of chairman in 2014. Mr. Zage and his wife, Kaori, have two children at SAS.

Dr. Clarice Chia Woodworth

Vice Chair

Dr. Clarice Chia Woodworth is the medical director for International Medical Clinic, Singapore. Dr. Chia Woodworth graduated with a diploma in practical dermatology from the University of Wales, College of Medicine, Cardiff, United Kingdom. She also graduated from National University of Singapore, School of Medicine, with a bachelor of medicine, bachelor of surgery, M.B.B.S. She joined the SAS Foundation board (Singapore) in 2014. Dr. Chia Woodworth and her husband, Dr. Adrian Woodworth, have two children at SAS.

Brian O'Connor

Treasurer

Mr. Brian O’Connor is a founding partner of Falcon House Partners, a Southeast Asia venture capital and private equity firm based in Singapore. Prior to that, he served as a senior executive and managing director for Lehman Brothers in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Jakarta. He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with bachelor degrees in Asian Studies and Economics. Mr. O’Connor joined the SAS Foundation Board (Singapore) in 2014. Mr. O’Connor and his wife, Nancy Menayang, have two children at SAS.

Peng Huat Ang

Dr. Peng Huat Ang is managing director at Temasek. He graduated from National University of Singapore with a bachelor’s degree in engineering (electrical) and earned a doctorate in electrical engineering from Stanford University. Dr. Ang joined the SAS Foundation board (Singapore) in 2014. Dr. Ang and his wife, Swat, have a child that graduated from SAS in 2016.

Georgina Bach

Ms. Georgina Bach holds a bachelor of arts degree in public health from University of California, Berkeley. After college, she spent many years working in marketing and investor relations for startups in the internet and biotechnology sectors. She has been actively involved with service in her children’s schools for the past ten years, and was PTA president of their school in Las Vegas, prior to relocating to Singapore. In addition to her involvement at SAS, she served on the operational committee for Caring for Cambodia as the coordinator of school service trips. Ms. Bach joined the SAS Foundation board (Singapore) in 2016. Ms. Bach and her husband, Jeremy Bach, have three children at SAS.

Dr. Wing Kwong Chan

Dr. Wing Kwong Chan is a partner and senior consultant at Eye & Retina Surgeons, Camden Medical Centre, Singapore. He was formerly the head and senior consultant ophthalmologist of the Refractive Surgery Service at the Singapore National Eye Centre. He graduated from the National University of Singapore with bachelor of medicine and bachelor of surgery degrees in 1985. He then obtained a master of medicine degree in ophthalmology from the National University of Singapore and was admitted as a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Royal College of Ophthalmologists in 1991. Dr. Chan joined the SAS Foundation board (Singapore) in 2008. Dr. Chan and his wife, Vivian, have one child currently attending and three children who graduated from SAS.

Anita Fam

Ms. Anita Fam was a former partner of Khattar Wong & Partners and thereafter senior legal counsel, Enron Capital & Trade Resources. She is very involved in the Singapore community, serving on numerous boards including Assisi Hospice, National Council of Social Service, Lien Foundation and the Tote Board. She graduated with a bachelor of laws from National University of Singapore and a master of laws from King’s College, London. Ms. Fam joined the SAS Foundation board (Singapore) in 2014. Ms. Fam and her husband, Eck Kheng Goh, have one child at SAS.

Eck Meng Goh

Mr. Eck Meng Goh is chairman at Stratos Capital. He holds a bachelor of econometrics from Monash University and a master of business administration (MBA) from The Anderson School of Management (UCLA). Mr. Goh joined the SAS Foundation (Singapore) in 2017. Mr. Goh has one child at SAS.

Maria Luedeke

Ms. Maria Luedeke is director, counselor, and psychotherapist at Aspire Counselling Pte Ltd, a private mental health provider for adults and adolescents. She holds a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Maryland at College Park and a masters in guidance and counseling from James Cook University, Singapore. Ms. Luedeke joined the SAS Foundation (Singapore) in 2017. Ms. Luedeke and her husband, Scott Luedeke, have three children at SAS.

Chrissy Luo

Ms. Chrissy Luo is co-founder and vice chairwoman of Shanda Group which she created with her husband and brother-in-law in 1999. She is also co-founder of the Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Institute which was established in 2016 to advance her family’s philanthropic goal of supporting fundamental brain science. Ms. Luo graduated with a degree in investment from the China Finance Institution (now part of the University of International Business and Economics). Ms. Luo joined the SAS Foundation (SG) in 2016. She and her husband have two daughters who attended SAS.

Astrid Salim-Taira

Ms. Astrid Salim-Taira is the executive director of KMP Pte Ltd (Singapore). She is an SAS alumna who graduated in 1996. She graduated with a bachelor of arts in business from University of Colorado. Ms. Salim-Taira joined the SAS Foundation board (Singapore) in 2014. Ms. Salim-Taira and her husband, Kenji Taira, have one child at SAS.

Victor Rameker

Mr. Victor Rameker and his wife are the owners of Desert Wind Homes, a real estate development company headquartered in Reno, Nevada, and of Urban Lion (S) Pte Ltd, a real estate investment company headquartered in Singapore. Mr. Rameker holds a bachelor of science in finance from Colorado State University and a masters in business administration from the University of Nevada. Mr. Rameker and his wife, Dr. Allyson Rameker, are both SAS alumni (respectively class of 1997 and 1999) and are parents to 3 children; twins Oliver and Alila who attend SAS, and Julian. Mr. Rameker joined the SAS Foundation (Singapore) in 2017.

Alana Triscott

Ms. Alana Triscott is an Australian qualified lawyer with over 15 years of experience working in the Asia Pacific region. She is currently Senior Legal Counsel, at Turner Broadcasting Sales Southeast Asia, Inc. where she works across the region supporting the content sales, marketing, and production aspects of the business. Ms. Triscott joined the SAS Foundation (Singapore) in 2017. Ms. Triscott has three children aged 7, 9, and 10 at SAS.

SAS Foundation in USA

Rudolph Muller

Chairman

Mr. Rudolph Muller is the principal of Mulan Consulting & Investments. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Le Moyne College and a Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center. After serving on the SAS school board for five years, he joined the SAS Foundation (SG) board and upon his return to the United States in 2015, he joined the US Foundation board as chairman. Mr. Muller and his wife, Andrea, have two children who graduated from SAS.

Nicholas Haslett

Vice Chair

Mr. Nicholas Haslett is senior managing director—chief strategy officer and head of business development at Castleton Commodities International. He holds a bachelor’s degree in quantitative economics from Tufts University. Mr. Haslett is an SAS alumnus from the class of 2003. Mr. Haslett joined the SAS Foundation (US) board in 2015.

Mendy Crews

Ms. Mendy Crews holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from the University of Richmond and a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from Virginia Commonwealth University. Mendy taught for ten years in St. Louis County, Missouri. She is an SAS alumna from the class of 1996 and joined the SAS Foundation (US) Board in September 2017.

Shelley DeFord

Ms. Shelley DeFord is director and treasurer of Vernare Learning, a charter school in Saint Louis, Missouri. After serving on the school board, she joined the SAS Foundation (US) board in 2010. Ms. DeFord and her husband, Philip DeFord, have two children who graduated from SAS.

Martyn Goossen

Mr. Martyn Goossen is vice chairman at JPMorgan Chase & Co. He holds a bachelor of science, economics/engineering, from Union College and a master of business administration (MBA) from Harvard Business School. Mr. Goossen joined the SAS Foundation (US) board in 2016. Mr. Goossen and his wife, Kathy, have two children who graduated from SAS.

Anish Jain

Mr. Anish Jain is currently CEO at TSS, an integrated oilfield logistics company sourcing and moving proppant in the US oilfield. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and quantitative economics and a master’s degree in engineering, both from Tufts University. He earned a master of business administration (MBA) from Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Jain is an SAS alumnus from the class of 2002. Mr. Jain joined the SAS Foundation (US) board in 2016.

Dr. Chip Kimball

Dr. Chip Kimball serves as superintendent of Singapore American School. Dr. Kimball joined SAS after sixteen years in the Lake Washington school district (WA) where he served as chief technology officer, assistant superintendent, and deputy superintendent before becoming superintendent in 2007. Dr. Kimball holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Whitworth University, a master’s degree in science education from Eastern Washington University, and a doctorate in educational leadership from University of Southern California. Dr. Kimball joined the SAS Foundation (US) board in 2012.

Dr. Brent Mutsch

Dr. Brent Mutsch was the superintendent of SAS from 2007 to 2012 and of the American School of Dubai from 2012 to 2017, at which time he returned to Colorado after 23 years working as a superintendent in international education. He holds a bachelor of arts, with a history major and a social studies teaching major, from St. Olaf College and a master of arts, in secondary counselor education from the University of Iowa. He earned his doctor of education in educational leadership and policy studies from the University of Northern Colorado. Dr. Mutsch joined the SAS foundation (US) board in 2008.

Sean Wallace

Mr. Sean Wallace has been a senior banking and management professional for over 25 years. His last 15 years included senior roles at Standard Chartered and JP Morgan where he led their respective coverage businesses in Asia Pacific. Mr. Wallace is currently the managing partner of IAB Capital which is involved in wellness ventures and real estate. He holds a master of business administration (MBA) from the Harvard Business School and graduated from Harvard College with a bachelor’s degree in history and economics. Mr. Wallace joined the SAS foundation (US) board in 2015. Mr. Wallace and his wife, Lisa, have three children who attended SAS.