Mrs. Williams’ professional experience includes serving as Executive Director of The Cynthia Solomon Holmes Foundation providing overall strategic and operational responsibility for the Foundation’s programs, expansion and execution of its mission. She works to develop deep knowledge of field, core programs, operations and business plans. Ensuring consistent quality of finance and administration, fundraising, communication is an integral part of her duties. Mrs. Williams works to actively engage board members, volunteers, event committees and partnering organizations.
Mrs. Williams strives to develop, maintain and support a strong board of directors; serving as ex-officio of each committee, seeking and building board involvement with strategic direction for ongoing local operations. She deepens and refines all aspects of communications, marketing, web presence and media opportunities, while using The Foundation’s presence to garner new opportunities. It’s important for Mrs. Williams to develop and establish long lasting relationships with other cancer research and cancer-related organizations with regard to Sarcoma Cancers. One of her strengths is demonstrated through her strong written and verbal communication skills she exhibits with passion, integrity and a mission-driven attitude.
Mrs. Williams has worked with a number of impressive entities: Collaborative for Children, Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church, a 140 year old Landmark Church, as Director of Administration; St. Luke’s Lakeside Hospital and M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. She holds an Associate of Arts degree from Houston Community College and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration specializing in Communication Management (Cum Laude) from Jones International University. She has also earned her Masters in Business Administration with an emphasis in Business Management from Texas Woman’s University and is currently pursuing her Doctorate of Business Administration with an emphasis in Non-profit Leadership & Management at Liberty University. She shares her life with her husband of 21 years and their 4-year old son.
“The Cynthia Solomon Holmes Foundation was started in honor of my mother, Cynthia Solomon Holmes. She was diagnosed on April 8, 2010 with Leiomyosarcoma (LMS) after visiting her doctor for a persistent cough that had developed only a couple of months prior to diagnosis. After a short 3 month battle, sadly, she succumbed to the disease, passing away at the age of 52. This tragedy is one that we hope touches the lives of many and inspires all individuals to visit the doctor regularly for ailments generally deemed as being minor, such as a simple cough. Through retelling the details of how my mother was so sadly and swiftly taken from us, we hope to inspire the public to make regular appointments with their physician and to understand, know Leiomyosarcoma (LMS) by name and ultimately find a cure.” – Chandalyn Williams
Crystal Tate is a passionate and caring individual who believes in making a difference in the lives of others. Those specific traits are what led her to a career in training and education. This need to enlighten others was awakened within her during her tenure as an Education Coordinator for a major hospital corporation. It was there she discovered her true calling for teaching and leading others. She has served as a middle school reading teacher for several years and currently teaches high school English.
Crystal earned her Bachelors of Arts degree in English from Texas Southern University and her Masters of Science in Educational Leadership from Grand Canyon University. She's a proud wife and mother.
"The foundation serves to bring awareness to this rare and virtually unknown disease, which has the potential to continue to alter many families' lives, especially if not brought to the forefront." - Crystal Tate