Hampton House honors homegrown notable achievers

caines | 6/20/2013, 5:30 a.m.

Three Miami natives that have gone on to make their mark in South Florida and the nation were recently honored at the Tenth Annual Awards Fundraiser Luncheon sponsored by the Historic Hampton House Community Trust, Inc. [HHHFCT]. The honorees included: Roniece Williams-Weaver, nutrition advocate, dietician and founding partner and executive director of Hebni Nutrition Consultants, Inc.; Clifford Thomas, owner of C.T. Consulting and former vice president of managed care operations for Physician Access Urgent Care Group, LLC; and Dr. Harold Skip Williams, a family physician in private practice with offices in North Miami Beach and Pembroke Pines. Special guests, all from Miami, providing entertainment included: singer, songwriter and author, Cynthia Strachan; musical child prodigy and rising senior at the School for Advanced Studies, Troy Adam Duffie; saxophonist Michael Emanuel; and the Historic Hampton House Band under the direction of Dr. Richard Strachan. For the second year in a row, the senior editor for The Miami Times, D. Kevin McNeir, served as the master of ceremonies. We thank you for taking the time to share in this historic moment of honoring Miamis own success stories, said Dorothy Dottie Johnson, HHHCT, board chair. The Hampton House was our [Blacks] only place where we could eat, listen to good music and network. Thats why we continue to work towards its renovation and to keep the legacy alive. We have broken ground but we must still continue to be advocates, said Dr. Enid Pinkney, founding president and CEO. Its taken us 12 years to get to this point and as the project progresses, we anticipate the Hampton House being an important economic engine and a source of jobs for our community. As for the honorees, each of them has made significant contributions to our community and we are proud to honor the three men and women that were born and raised right here and have never forgotten their roots or the importance of giving back. By D. Kevin McNeirkmcneir@miamitimesonline.com