About

Today, both the public and private sectors grapple with devising and implementing inclusive and meaningful initiatives, policies, programs, and services that align with sustainable development goals and objectives. 

Our Mission

CADS facilitates our clients in capacity development that will: 

  • contribute to the positive long-term development of communities;
  • improve living conditions and protection of our natural environment;
  • support organizational growth and effectiveness, and;
  • finding collaborative solutions to the most pressing needs, challenges and concerns of our clients and stakeholders.
 

Our Values

Goal-oriented

 We are passionate about attaining our goals, and we partner with our clients to achieve their goals.

Ethical Integrity

We conduct business with the highest level of personal, professional, and ethical integrity, which are non-negotiable. 

 

Empathy

We seek to fully understand our clients’ goals, interests, wants, needs, expectations, opportunities and challenges.

Innovation

We believe in being innovative is essential to stay current and responsive to our employees and clients’ needs. 

Transparency

We believe transparency helps to build trust and makes us all stronger. It is our moral responsibility to remain open and honest with our clients.

 

Communication

We believe communication should be timely and always consider it priority for all parties.

 

Our Vision

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Meet the Team

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Dr. Jay Coombs, Founder & CEO

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Aretha Mortis, Operations Assistant

Aretha Mortis has spent her career as a financial and administrative manager, maintaining full accounting systems, monitoring and evaluating financial systems and structures, facilitating logistical procurement and human resources management. She brings over 25 years’ experience in financial and administrative management in the public, non-governmental and private sectors, ensuring that the organizations are compliant to their own policies and regulations and those of donors and regulatory agencies. As such, Ms. Mortis has extensive background knowledge in the policies and procedures requirements for national, international and multinational donor agencies, which include the Government of Belize, the Protected Areas Conservation Trust, Inter-American Development Bank, the Organization of American States, United Nations Development Programme GEF and the World Bank Group. Apart from her financial management and accounting expertise, Ms. Mortis has facilitated internal and external Annual Financial Audits for numerous government agencies, businesses and corporations and subsequently prepared monthly and annual financial reports. With her wealth of knowledge, skills and experiences, Ms. Mortis ensures the day-to-day management and implementation of CADS project activities, which include budgeting, financial management, monitoring and evaluation, inventory management, human resources management and logistical support.

Amani Coombs, IT Administrator

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Violet Yorke Communication Analyst Senior Research Assistant, Writer

Violet Yorke has more than 23 years’ experience as a free-lance journalist/writer, communication analyst and public relations specialist. In her extensive experiences as a public relations and marketing communications consultant, she has assisted local and national government, non-government, and multinational agencies and organizations in creating marketing brands, developed and implemented information and education outreach campaigns, wrote and produced publications, and developed internal and external stakeholder engagement strategic plans to maximize organizational goals. During her tenure with various government agencies, Mrs. Yorke oversaw the creation and implementation of several key communications strategies and key communication projects. She has gained extensive knowledge, skills and experiences working with the Office of the Prime Minister, Ministry of Natural Resources, Lands and Surveys Department, Department of the Environment, Forest Department, National Climate Change Office, Quality Assurance Development Services, and the Ministry of Education to name a few. Her efforts helped to build organizational capacity and facilitated the launch of environmental education in schools countrywide, including the development of educational resources and tool-kits for teachers and students, and incorporated environmental education teacher trainings, which have become a mainstay in continuous professional development today. Mrs. Yorke brings additional experience in curriculum development, classroom management, teaching strategies, and school improvement planning. As a former high school administrator, she continues to facilitate primary and secondary schools in developing policy solutions and introducing best practice standards for children and young adults in disadvantaged, at risk and vulnerable situations. Apart from bringing a wealth of knowledge, experiences, and networks from the education, environmental, and media/communication fields, Mrs. Yorke also has crucial expertise in research, data collection, reporting, strategic program development and policy analysis from working with numerous social and nonprofit organizations. Today, CADS continues to benefit from Mrs. Yorke’s expertise and strategic counsel.

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