The new Chairman of the Board for the CAYS Foundation, Ormond Williams, had an introductory meeting recently with the Minister of Health and Human Services, Anthony Eden.
During the 1 November meeting, Mr. Williams was also officially introduced to CAYS Foundation Board members, and managers of Bonaventure Boys’ Home and Frances Bodden Girls’ Home.
Mr. Williams has been President of Cayman National Bank since 2003. During his 26 years in banking and finance, he has worked in his native St. Vincent and the Grenadines, as well as in Barbados, Belize, and the UK.
He is an accredited Lay Preacher in the Methodist Church of the Caribbean and Americas, and an elder in John Gray United Church in West Bay. Mr. Williams is also involved with youth and men’s work in both denominations.
Minister Eden applauded the choice of Mr. Williams as Board Chairman. ‘I am grateful that he has taken up this challenging post,’ he said in a press release.
‘In order to succeed, one has to take on this responsibility with a passion. I can see that Mr. Williams’ heart is in the right place for this mission.’
Mr. Williams remarked: ‘I am grateful to the Honourable Minister for giving me the opportunity to serve young people. My belief and understanding is that our communities are so small, that we need to join efforts to assist young boys and girls to become men and women. As the saying goes, it takes a village to raise a child.’
In his role as Chairman, Mr. Williams said he is looking forward to the work that can be accomplished. ‘When we all bring our different talents around the table, together we can move the mountains.’
CAYS Foundation is a coordinating body in Cayman for the residential care and protection facilities for youth. Its mission is to empower youth and their families who are experiencing difficulties with achieving their potential.