IN MEMORY and HONOR of RONALD "RON" HILL
Ron Hill, one of the original co-founders of BWAV of MA, departed this life on April 11, 2019. Ron will be sincerely missed by The Brothers and the many whose lives he had touched.
Ron -for more than 25 years had been a dedicated Community Activist. Ron has spearheaded many “first” within his community including the first Hepatitis-C Conference for People of Color and an Annual MLK Jr. Day special event for Persons in Recovery. Ron had devoted a strong emphasis on the education of children and for the last 14 years has sponsored educational tours for youth to cities throughout the country. Ron and his wife Yvette shared a passion of helping others and being supportive to those in need.
Donnie -works with children & their families who face the challenges of social interaction disorders which include; autism, bipolar & ADHD in addition to substance abuse counseling for adolescents. Donnie's vision, "Adopt a Family" and meet some of their basic needs. Donnie is married, has 3 adult children and 4 grandkids.
Gary –is a graduate of Tufts University of Medicine and U-Mass Boston and for over 23 years, practiced Internal Medicine & Geriatrics in the Greater Boston area. Gary is also a facilitator for a Prostate Cancer Survivor Support Group. Gary is the father of 2 adult children and 3 grandchildren.
Kenneth -is a Community Liaison in Boston, MA. For over 15 years, Kenny work has provided supportive social & educational programs and employment opportunities for adolescents and young adults with mental illness. A native of Boston, Kenny is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts-Boston with a BA degree in Human Services Management and for the past 25 years has been a supporter of the 12-Step Recovery Program. Kenny is married and has 2 adult sons.
Rondal -recently retired, Rondal had worked as a Leased Housing Manager with the Boston Housing Authority for many years. Rondal is family oriented with 2 children, 6 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild ranging in ages from
4-27. Rondal is an active member of the Greater Boston Real Estate Board, (GBREB), as a licensed realtor with a designation of an Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR). He is an alumni of UMASS Boston with a BS in Management. Rondal is a faithful Believer and worshipper of the Morning Star Baptist Church of Mattapan, MA. He also does volunteer work with the Suffolk County House of Correction as well as the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC).
Wallace -has worked in the field of Human Services for 35 years and has worked directly with youth including those considered at risk for more than 30 years. As a former “troubled”teen”, Wallace directly recognizes and identifies with the importance to support and bond with today’s youth and help to improve the quality of their lives as well as their families and the communities in which they live.
Danny- originally from New York, came to Boston to change his life around. Danny extended and shared this positive life change by working on behalf of and mentoring at risk teens. Danny also works in a Harm Reduction Program that teaches a safety protocol associated with substance abuse.
Frederick- known to his friends as Fred is a native Bostonian. A graduate of the Boston Trade HS, Fred gained an interest in the construction field with a special focus in plumbing and heating. While working full-time, Fred attended, at night, a 5-year apprentice program and received his journeymen and master plumbers license.
Now retired, in addition to still performing the craft that he loves and he enjoys the company and fellowship of family, friends and colleagues. Fred is also affiliated with many organizations including; Local 12 Plumbing & Gas Fitters Union, The Original Steppers of Boston-New Edition and The Men’s Brotherhood of Myrtle Baptist Church.
Henry-Better known as "Tony", was raised in a Christian home and "always puts God first", in his life. A licensed barber, Tony had worked in several barber shops throughout Boston. Not one to be intimidated by opportunities, Tony has a CDL license to drive 18-wheel tractor trailer trucks statewide. In addition, Tony received his dealer's license and is the owner and operations manager of an auto sales business. Tony is married with children and grandchildren, is passionate about being involved in community related activities and being a role model for family, friends and society.
To enable a body of concerned and responsible Men of Color in the Greater Boston area and beyond with a mutual objective to assist in the present and future growth of our communities in; Education, Economics, Health and promote independence from crime and substance abuse.
We invite all community members to participate in this Mission.