YCLA 2010: This Saturday night

Cayman’s top business and community leaders are
to celebrate and honour young Caymanians at the 2010 YCLA at The Ritz-Carlton
tomorrow (Saturday, 20 February).

The
live telecast portion of the evening will begin promptly at 7pm and run
approximately one hour.  During the one hour presentation, the five
finalists will be showcased.  As with previous years, the Recipient of the
YCLA will be announced at the end of the telecast.

For
more information on the YCLA, email [email protected]

Collin N. Anglin

Collin is the husband of Dionne
Anglin. He lives in West Bay

He is the Acting Director of Sports
with the Cayman Islands Department of Sports, and has worked as a tutor for
inner city children in Wilmington, North Carolina.

He holds a Bachelor of Science
Degree in Sports Management from Florida International University.  He also
has certification for F.I.B.A. Level 1 Basketball Coaching, and Caribbean
Community Coaching Program.  He is enrolled at United States Sports Academy
studying for a Masters of Science degree.  

Collin is chairman of C.I.B.A. Competitions
Committee and organises basketball leagues for children and adults.

He coaches at least one youth and
one women’s team annually. He has been a volunteer coach since the age of 16.
He has represented the Cayman Islands in Basketball for the past 16 years and captained
the National Men’s Basketball team (2003-2009).

He also enjoys poetry, reading and
playing the piano.

He wants to positively impact the
lives of persons and communities by engaging in sporting activities, which
inspire Cayman’s youth, and improve their health.

Krishan Welcome

Krishan is from Bodden Town.

She is an attorney at Walkers where
she works in the Finance Department. 

Krishan has Masters of Law in
International Commercial Law from the University of Nottingham and received her
Bachelor’s of Law in Law and Politics at the University of Birmingham.  Krishan was called to the Bar in England and
Wales (2003), the Cayman Islands (2005) and the British Virgin Islands (2006).

In 2008 she was appointed as a
director of the Health Services Authority and also served as a member of the
UCCI Board of Governors.  She has also
been involved with the Young Business and Professional Women’s Club Stalking
and Sexual Harassment Task Force as a Research Sub-Committee Head. 

She has been an active member of
Webster Memorial United Church since 1994, where she teaches elementary Sunday
School and vacation Bible School classes, and where she has launched a youth
group programme for teenagers.  In an
effort to help the less fortunate, she volunteers with the Cayman Islands
Reading Aides Programme, and has tutored inmates at Northward Prison. 

She is an avid reader and enjoys
various sporting activities.  Krishan has
also represented the Cayman Islands internationally as the captain of the
Cayman Islands National Women’s Football Team (various tournaments, including
2007 Olympic Qualifiers) and as vice captain of the Cayman Islands National
Netball Team (1999 World Championships in New Zealand an 2003 World
Championships in Jamaica).  She is also a
member of the Women’s Football Committee.

Felix  A. G. Manzanares

Felix is married to Wendy
Manzanares and the father of Soleya and Nicolai Manzanares.  He resides lives in Bodden Town.

Felix is the Director of Youth
Ministries at the Church of God Chapel where he has worked as a Youth Pastor
for the last four years.  Prior to his
current employment, he worked in the Banking Industry for several years. After
becoming a Christian in April 2006 he realised he had another calling. He went
on to study theology at the International Seminary where he received a diploma
in Practical Theology in 2007, and a diploma in Practical Theology Advanced
Level in 2008.  He is studying for a
degree in Social Studies at UCCI.

Felix became involved with the
youth of Grand Cayman at a young age, working both for the National Drug
Council as a Youth Project Officer during his year 11 work experience programme
and with the Department of Youth and Sports with their weekly radio show Youth
Flex, while at High School.  Not only
involved with the youth, Felix often spends time visiting the elderly, and
those who are in prison. 

He was appointed to the CAYS Foundation
Board in 2008, and the Cayman Islands Youth Commission in 2009.

He enjoys spending time with his
family and traveling.

Melanie McLaughlin

Melanie is the mother of Jamaal,
who she is raising with Peter Williams, her partner of 12 years.   She is from West Bay but lives in George
Town.

Melanie works for HSBC Bank
(Cayman) Limited, where she is Head of Legal Services. Previously, Melanie
worked for the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority, where she served as Legal
Counsel.

Melanie holds a Bachelor of Law
from the University of Liverpool and completed her professional qualifications
at the College of Law, in London, United Kingdom.

She was appointed as a member of
the Human Rights Committee in 2005 and chaired the HRC Constitutional Reform
Working Group.  She dedicated herself to
this particular cause to ensure that our children, the mentally and physically
disabled, and the elderly, in particular, are afforded basic human rights.

 
Melanie is also a Director of the Estella Scott-Roberts Foundation, and has
recently accepted the role of Vice-Chair to the Foundation.  She is currently also Chair of Labour
Tribunal, having been appointed by Cabinet in 2009.

Melanie also mentors and volunteers
across local schools and community organizations.  She attends Cayman Islands Baptist Church
with her son, Dequann and her fiancée.

  Melanie is a member of the National Womens’
Volleyball team, and has represented her country in regional and international
competition.

Aside from her community work,
Melanie enjoys volleyball, football, writing, music, art and design.

Tammy Ebanks Bishop

Tammy is the Senior Policy Advisor
for Gender Affairs Cayman Islands Government in a post she has been in for
nearly two years.  She is also a Cabinet Appointed Member of the 2010 Census
Advisory Committee.  Previously, she was employed at the Women’s Resource
Centre for a decade, where she was the first person hired as a Programme
Officer, eventually rising to the position of Director.  She has also
worked at the Young Women’s Christian Association, where she provided case management
services, and organised educational presentations for residents of a low income
housing project in Jacksonville, Florida.  

Tammy holds a Bachelor of the Arts
in Sociology with a minor in English Literature from the University of North
Florida.  She also received a diploma in Gender and Development Studies
from the University of the West Indies.

She was a member of the former
Cayman Islands Human Rights Committee, and serves as a Director for the Estella
Scott-Roberts Foundation.

She was recently nominated for the
Heroes Among Us award.  She has worked extensively in the community
advocating for gender equality and women’s empowerment, improved human rights,
and safety for children.

Tammy has been involved in local
and regional social science research projects and presented papers at various
regional and local conferences.  Her many years of experience in Human
Services have prepared her for a strong role of leadership in the community.

In her free time, Tammy enjoys her
nine-year-old son Ethan, creative writing, reading, travelling, and yoga. She
lives in North Side.

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This year’s YCLA finalists, from left, From left to right are Felix Manzanares, Melanie McLaughlin, Krishan Welcome, Tammy Ebanks Bishop and Collin Anglin.
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