Legacy Miami Magazine presents Miami’s 25 Most Influential and Prominent Black Women in Business & Leadership in its September issue

MIAMI – Legacy Miami Magazine will honor Miami’s 25 Most Influential and Prominent Black Women in Business and Leadership of 2014 in its upcoming issue that will be published on Monday, September 8th in the Miami Herald. The women being honored represent a broad spectrum of fields including banking, construction, the arts, public service, law, medicine, community and cultural development, accounting, sex therapy and more.

Carla Hill

Carla Hill

“I am thrilled to be in the company of so many accomplished women – many of whom are friends of mine,” said Carla Hill, Theater Education & Outreach Manager for South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center. “I am especially excited that Legacy has chosen women like myself who are working toward making South Florida the cultural destination we all know it has always been!”

Legacy has specifically chosen each and every one of these women who represent the cream of the crop of Miami, FL and are all remarkable examples of accomplished black female professionals that contribute their talents to our community. “I am deeply honored by this recognition, which reflects the tremendous support and encouragement I have received while addressing sexual health issues in our community. I am so grateful for the opportunity to serve South Floridians … [This award] means that in some small way, I have made a difference and this further motivates me to help more people achieve optimal health,” said Dr. Sonjia Kenya, Sexologist, Best-selling author, and Medical Professor at University of Miami.

WHAT: Legacy Miami Magazine presents Miami’s 25 Most Influential and Prominent Black Women in Business and Leadership in its September issue.
WHEN: September 8, 2014
WHERE: Supplementary issue of the Miami Herald

WHO:
• Tina Brown, Executive Director, Overtown Youth Center
• Marcelyn Cox, Assistant Dean of Career Development, University of Miami School of Law
• Vice Mayor, Lisa Davis, City of Miami Gardens
• Lucia Davis-Raiford, Director, Miami-Dade County’s Community Action and Human Services Department
• Adrian Foster, President and CEO, Foster Construction of South Florida
• Carla Hill, Education & Outreach Manager, South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
• Kayln James, Corporate Sponsorship Coordinator, The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County
• Jacqueline James-Lyttle, CEO, Tarakon Records, Founder, IMARA Architectural Engineering
• Sharon Kendrick –Johnson, CEO, South FL, USA Faith Based Coalition Chamber of Commerce;
• Dr. Sonjia Kenya, Sexologist, Best-selling Author, and Medical Professor at UM
• Dr. Michelle Kirwan, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Pediatrician, The Center for Family and Child Enrichment in Miami Gardens
• Gerri Lazarre, CPA “Ms. Tax”, Managing Partner of TriMerge Consulting Group, PA
• Julie Mansfield, Author, Editor and Founder of Give Me Dignity
• Adriene McCoy, Chief Human Resources Officer, Baptist Health South Florida
• Marvelle McIntyre – Hall, Esq., Director, Law Center at Miami Dade College
• Dr. Sonia Michael, MD, Chief Medical Officer, CAC-Florida Medical Center
• Eveline Pierre, Executive Director, Haitian Heritage Museum
• Dr. Patricia Romily, MD, Medical Director of Breast Imaging, Taylor Chaplin Breast Health Center
• Dr. Jackie Simmons, MD, MPH, CPE, CCE, Medical Director, Quality and Health Services for MetCare
• Debra Toomer, Director of Marketing, New Birth Ministries
• Karen Tynes, Educational Services Manager, News Media In Education, the Miami Herald
• Juanita Walker, Retired Major, City of Miami Police Department, Founder Sheyes of Miami Learning Centers
• Tandaleya Wilder, Founder, She Got Game Media; Teri Williams, President and COO, OneUnited Bank
• Vernita Williams, Esq., Senior Partner, Office of Vernita C. Williams, Esq., P.A, Associate Pastor of Stewardship, New Birth Baptist Church

Teri Williams, President and COO of OneUnited Bank

Teri Williams, President and COO of OneUnited Bank

Legacy has tapped Teri Williams, President and COO of OneUnited Bank and honoree to be the guest speaker for its upcoming 25 Most Influential and Prominent Black Women in Business and Leadership Luncheon on Friday, September 19, 2014, at Morton’s The Steak House in North Miami Beach, Morton’s The Steak House, 17399 Biscayne Blvd, North Miami Beach, FL 33160, from 12 PM – 3 PM

“I am elated to be honored by Legacy and am looking forward to meeting all of the distinguished honorees at the luncheon,” said Juanita Walker, Retired Major, City of Miami Police Department and Founder of Sheyes of Miami Learning Centers. “I am proud to have been in business for over 25 years with the inherent purpose of helping educate and improve the economic develop ment of families within Miami’s inner cities- it’s wonderful to be recognized for this service.”

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