The directors saw a need to provide a single organization that could support women and children in need around the world, so in 2015 we established the Cayman Islands Charity Network (“CICN”) and received approval as a 501(c)(3) charity in 2016. The CICN provides just that- assistance to men, women and children in need and with a network of charities worldwide the CICN can do just that.
Melisa Johnson was born and raised in Western Kansas. Melisa is a graduate from Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting (1999). She has over fifteen years of experience in the insurance industry with specialist knowledge and expertise in the surety, property and casualty, and life and annuity sectors. In 2010 Melisa joined the fundraising committee of the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre and is now currently the head of the Fundraising Committee and the vice-chair of the board. Melisa resides in the Cayman Islands.
Tim Min was born in Seoul, South Korea and immigrated to the US in 1979. Tim was raised in Los Angeles and attended Los Angeles High School, University of Southern California (BS) and Cal State Long Beach (MBA). Tim has a long history of community service, an ordained Deacon in the Presbyterian Church USA and various charitable organization such as Good Samaritan Hospital and Literacy Project. Tim also received the Norman Topping Scholarship to attend the University of Southern California which is awarded to those students that have demonstrated a long history of community service.
Most of Tim’s professional life has been in Los Angeles as a Certified Public Account for some of the largest LA based clients for two of the Big 4 firms as well as BDO USA LLP. Tim moved to the Cayman Island on a full time basis in early 2013 to serve as the Managing Director of Tax for BDO Advisors SEZC Ltd.
Tim is married to Theresa Yang and has one daughter Claire Min.
Years ago, while friends traipsed back from Paris toting suitcases bulging with the latest French fashions, Beth lugged bags laden with a mandoline and copper cookware from E. Dehillerin. It proved to be a smart choice. She still relies on that cookware as Director of Recipe Testing for Leite’s Culinaria and Where Women Cook. She’s also styled food for photo shoots, prepped ingredients for video clips and live television appearances, assisted in professional cooking classes, and rubbed elbows with an eclectic array of cookbook authors and chefs. Her styling and original recipes have been featured in Where Women Cook, Celebrations, Pieography, The Local Palate and the Post and Courier. She mentored and learned her craft under Nathalie Dupree and was thrilled to be a part of the James Beard Awards for Nathalie’s win with Mastering the Art of Southern Cooking. Beth divides her time between Charleston, South Carolina, and Grand Cayman.
Richard Johnson was born and raised in Scotland before moving to the Cayman Islands in 2000 where he has lived ever since. Richard graduated from Stirling University in 1996 with a Bachelor of Accountancy with honours and went on to qualify as a Chartered Accountant (Scotland). Keen on sport during his time in Cayman Richard has served on the boards of the Cayman Islands Triathlon Association, Cayman Islands Amateur Swimming Association and Cayman Drama Society, with whom he is still involved, before becoming involved with the work of the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre. Richard has over 15 years’ experience in offshore financial services, with over 10 in banking.