Stella Ooi trained as a personal secretary and has worked in London, Singapore, Penang and Kuala Lumpur. She has a noteworthy reputation of being a volunteer with NASAM before it was registered in 1996. In the early days she wore several hats.
She helped organise monthly meetings of the Stroke Support Group, the annual food fairs and other fundraising events and also managed NASAM’s office.
Stella was involved in the founding of not only NASAM but other centres such as Penang and Sabah. She sat on the first Board for two years. In 2013, she returned and remains active on the Board and also continues to serve as a volunteer.