Grenada Ambassador Yolande Y. Smith announces Dr. Leslie-Ann Williams as this year’s Artist in Residence

WASHINGTON – Grenada’s Ambassador to the United States, Yolande Y. Smith announces Dr. Leslie-Ann Williams as this year’s Artist in Residence.

Dr. Leslie-Ann Williams is a board-certified physician, philanthropist and multi-talented artist, who wields her talent as a painter, actress and writer.  She has forged a path for herself in the worlds of both medicine and art. A best-selling author, award winning actor, and ministry worship leader, 2020 was a year where she became more intentional in her art expression.

As a physician, Dr. Williams is founder and CEO of Healing Wings International, a primary care practice that addressed health disparities in the US Virgin Islands and surrounding territories. As a philanthropist, she also founded Healing Wings International Foundation which provided much needed supplies and service to the Caribbean islands during natural and human disasters. As a leader and visionary, she has served on many boards, committees, and a Governor’s taskforce.  She was also a founding member of the Caribbean chapter of the American College of Physicians.

Born of Grenadian and Trinidadian heritage and growing up in the culture-rich streets of Pashley Street, Laventille, her passion for the arts is embedded deep in her soul. It informs her approach in life, including medicine, faith and art.

Dr. Williams believes that it is important for us to nurture our soul to refresh, renew and heal ourselves.

Dr. Williams’ piece, “For Gatha”, will be prominently displayed on the mantle in the Ambassador’s office.

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