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2014 Baystate Health Diversity & Inclusion Conference

Baystate Health Office of Diversity & Inclusion

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM (EDT)

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Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Full Conference Attendee
For general conference attendees. Registration includes parking.
Ended $160.00 $0.00
Baystate Health Employee
For Baystate Health employees. Please contact the Office of Diversity to request a registration code. Registration includes parking.
Ended $160.00 $0.00
Full Conference Attendee (Group)
Register as a group of 8 or more and receive a 10% registration discount. Registration includes parking.
Ended $144.00 $0.00

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Leading organizations are discovering the Power of Diversity and Inclusion.

Is yours?

Attend the 2014 Baystate Health Diversity & Inclusion conference.

A conference offering the region’s diversity champions and leaders inspiration andinformation to build and support diversity and inclusion as a business imperative.

At Baystate Health, we understand that diversity and inclusion are a business imperative. In alignment with our business goals, development goals and in support of our community, we are pleased to announce the Baystate Health Diversity & Inclusion Conference, a conference offering the region’s diversity champions and leaders inspiration and best practices sharing to build and support a business imperative of diversity and inclusion. The event will provide a unique opportunity to collaborate, share best practices, and collectively define what diversity and inclusion means for our region.

The one-day conference will feature keynote speakers, skill development, best practice sessions, networking.  

Our confirmed presenters, panelists and facilitators include:

Philip Berry, Executive Director, Association of ERGs & Councils

Jackson L. Davis, IV, Director, Diversity & Inclusion, ESPN Human Resources

Nancy DiDia, Executive Director, Diversity, Inclusion & Engagement, Boehringer Ingelheim

Susan G. Fentin, Partner, Skoler, Abbott & Presser, PC

Andres E. Gonzalez, Med, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Baystate Health

Stephanie Huckel, Senior Diversity Consultant, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island

Susan Johnson, Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion, The Hartford

Waleska Lugo-DeJesus, MPA, Leadership Consultant, Overcoming Racism:  A Regional Initiative, Irene E. & George A. Davis Foundation

Yami Madho, Diversity and Inclusion Specialist, BigY

Mary L. Martinez, Diversity & Inclusion Practice Leader, APTMetrics, Inc.

Joelle A. Murchison, Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion, Travelers

J. Aleah Nesteby, NP, Baystate Health

Tony Orange, Partner, Washington Orange Wheeler, LLC

Vu H. Pham, Managing Partner at Spectrum Knowledge & UC San Diego Center for Executive Development

Paul Robbins, Paul Robbins Associates

Frank P. Robinson, Executive Director, Partners for a Healthier Community

Jennifer Silvestri, RN, Nurse Manager, Baystate Health

Kirk R. Smith, President & CEO, YMCA of Greater Springfield

Deborah Stanley-McAulay, Chief Diversity Officer, Yale University

Al Vivian, President and CEO, Basic Diversity

Nadine O. Vogel, President  & Founder, Springboard Consulting

Joseph Wheeler, Partner, Washington Orange Wheeler, LLC

View or download the 2014 Agenda-at-a-Glance

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Conference Partners & Underwriters


MGM Resorts International

Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C.



Association of ERGs & Councils


Big Y

The Hartford

Health New England



City of Springfield, Department of Health & Human Services

National Society of Hispanic MBAs

Women's Fund of Western Massachusetts 


Baystate Reference Laboratories 

Freedom Credit Union 

Hampden Bank

HRMA of Western New England 

Irene E. & George A. Davis Foundation

Johnson & Hill Staffing Services

Pioneer Valley Credit Union 

United Way of Pioneer Valley

YMCA of Greater Springfield


Supporting Organizations

Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield

AIDS Foundation of Western Massashusetts

Associated Industries of Massachusetts

Bredenberg Associates

The Community Foundation of Western MA

Human Service Forum

Leadership Pioneer Valley

The Lioness Group


NAACP Springfield MA Branch

Partners for a Healthier Community



YPS of Greater Springfield


2013 Baystate Health Diversity and Inclusion Conference Recap
“Diversity Includes Everyone” was the unofficial theme of the day at the 2013 Baystate Health Diversity and Inclusion Conference. On September 10, 2013, over 350 people from 90 different organizations gathered at Springfield’s MassMutual Center. One-third of the attendees were Baystate Health employees.  Here’s what a few of the attendees said about the conference:

“What a great day for the region! Thank you for organizing such an important resource for all of us. Very much looking forward to what's next. Thank you!!” Katie Allan Zobel, President/CEO, Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts

“Thank you very much for a wonderful day! It was so well organized and what great presentations.” Maria Burke, Director of Development at Jericho - Bureau for Exceptional Children and Adults

“It was a great moment for Springfield and the region as host to such an event. It was a great day for Baystate Health, and a major milestone for our Diversity & Inclusion efforts, which are propelled by all of you. Congratulations!” Jennifer Faulkner, Director of Communications, Baystate Health 

View or download our2013 program book.


Please contact us if your organization is interested in exploring partnership or underwriting opportunities. Diversity@BaystateHealth.org

Have questions about 2014 Baystate Health Diversity & Inclusion Conference? Contact Baystate Health Office of Diversity & Inclusion

When & Where

MassMutual Center
1277 Main Street
Springfield, MA 01103

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM (EDT)

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Baystate Health Office of Diversity & Inclusion

Guided by our operating principles of trust, integrity, communications, collaboration and respect, Baystate Health is committed to fostering an environment of diversity, inclusion and cultural competence where all employees are appreciated, fully engaged and motivated to improve the health of the people in our community every day, with quality and compassion.

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