Chair and Founder of The Chance Foundation, Debi Williams is the Honorary Consul for the Principality of Monaco in the Bahamas, a practicing Barrister, Trusts and Estates Practitioner, and managing partner of Williams Fidulex. She sits on the Boards of various banks, corporations and charities, and holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Buckingham, a Master of Laws in Corporate and Commercial Law from the University of California, Berkeley, and is a graduate of the Council of Legal Education, London, UK. She is passionate about helping youth to succeed, particularly those who are underserved.
A former member of the Rotary Club of East Nassau, Tom Duff is the General Manager of Insurance Company of The Bahamas Limited with upwards of 35 years in the industry. A graduate of Mainholm Academy in Ayr, Scotland, he is a Permanent Resident of The Bahamas and a Director of The Chance Foundation since its inception in 2003. Tom is also a director of Youth Against Violence.

A practicing Speech and Language Pathologist and a certified Member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Helen Bartlett-Hanna has served as Exceptional Student Education Coordinator and Mainstream Consultant in the Palm Beach and Martin County, Florida school systems respectively. Her tertiary degrees include a bachelor’s from the University of Windsor, Canada, and a master’s and Juris Doctorate from the University of Memphis, Tennessee. She is the Vice-President of Hannaian USA.
The former General Manager of IBM Bahamas Ltd., Felix Stubbs sits on the Boards of numerous banks and other financial, governmental, and service organisations, Including the Central Bank of The Bahamas, and past Rotary District Governor. He brings a wealth of business and service experience to The Chance Foundation where he has served since its inception.
A Queen’s Counsel and a former Attorney-General of The Bahamas, Allyson Maynard-Gibson is a practising Barrister and a graduate of Barry University, and the London School of Economics, as well as a graduate of the Council of Legal Education, London, UK. She is a leading advocate for the rights of women and children, and she has been the driving force behind significant law reform in The Bahamas, and a proponent for the improvement of the administration of justice. She is a past President of the International Women’s Forum and serves on various local and international fora.
A career diplomat, Dr. Davidson Hepburn served as a former President of the 35th General Conference of United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, UNESCO, having previously served for 15 years at the United Nations. His career included service as Ambassador of The Bahamas to the UN, Cuba, and Haiti. Dr. Hepburn is the recipient of numerous awards including the Chevalier de la Legion d’honneur from the French Government for promoting Franco-Bahamian relations in Language and Culture. He is fluent in three working languages, English, French and Spanish, having earned a PhD Degree in Comparative Languages and Literature as well as a Diploma in International Relations from L’Institute des Hautes Etudes in Geneva, Switzerland.
From humble beginnings, Dr. Hepburn serves as a stellar role model to the students of The Chance Foundation and a testament to their potential.
A Chartered Accountant, Michele Fields occupies the seat of Superintendent of Insurance in The Bahamas. Mrs. Fields is a graduate of the University of Exeter, a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales, and the Bahamas Institute of Chartered Accountants, having qualified with KPMG. She has extensive experience in the Insurance and Securities industries.