When Hebni's founders and registered dietitians, Ellareetha Carson, Fabiola Gaines, and Roniece Weaver met in 1994 they all shared similar concerns and a desire to help educate the community on nutrition education. They decided to from Hebni Nutrition in 1995 and the rest is "herstory"! Due to the alarming rates of diet-related diseases that plague our community, the work that Hebni does is more needed today than ever before.
Roniece Weaver, MS, RD, LD
Founding Partner, Director of Agency Operations
Roniece is a founding partner and Director of Agency Operations for Hebni Nutrition Consultants, the creators of the original Soul Food Pyramid and the Soul Food Plate, culturally sensitive food educational tools. Mrs. Weaver and her team are closely connected to delivering a variety of health models to underserved communities living in food deserts.
Mrs. Weaver provides educational seminars to many health care organizations across the country. She was awarded her B.S. in Food Science/Human Nutrition from the University of Florida, and received a Master of Science in Health Care Administration from the University of Saint Francis.
Fabiola Gaines, RD, LD
Founding Partner, Director of Nutrition Services
Fabiola is a founding partner who currently serves as the Director of Nutrition Services for Hebni Nutrition Consultants, Inc. Along with Roniece Weaver, Ms. Gaines has co-authored several wellness books. “The New Soul Food Cookbook for People with Diabetes”, “Slim Down Sister”, “Month of Meals,” Family Style Soul Food, Healthy Soul Food, and their newest 3rd edition book to be released soon with the American Diabetes Association.
Ellareetha Carson, RD, LD
Founding Partner, Senior Dietitian (Retired)
Ellareetha (Ms. Ellie) is a founding partner of the Hebni Nutrition Consultants, Inc. (the developer of the original Soul Food Pyramid and the Soul Food Plate, a culturally sensitive food guide and educational tool. Ms. Ellie provided support and guidance to Hebni in its infancy and growing years. She brought over 58 years of wellness experience and assisted with providing a myriad of wellness programs to Central Florida.