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BJC Disability Connections

Disability

Disability Connection supports BJC team members living with disabilities. The group champions recruiting and retaining people with disabilities; ensures campus accessibility is a priority; and partners with local and national disability advocates to increase BJC’s visibility in the disability community.

John Antes

John Antes

Nicole Porter

Nicole Porter

Ben Tyler

Ben Tyler

BJC Disability Connection co-leads:

  • Nicole Porter, information services coordinator, BJC HealthCare
  • Ben Tyler, case coordination supervisor, Barnes-Jewish Hospital

BJC Disability Connection ambassador:

  • Karen Gallagher, director, Corporate Communications, BJC HealthCare
  • Deborah Springer, project coordinator, Communications & Marketing, St. Louis Children’s Hospital

BJC Disability Connection executive sponsor:

  • John Antes, president, Missouri Baptist Medical Center

To learn more about the BJC Disability Connection group, please email us. 

 

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Dec 2021

Welcome to the Newest BJC Women’s Connection Planning Committee Members

Please join us in welcoming our eight new committee members and see what they have to say about the BJC Women’s Connections program.

Sandra Davis, ED pediatric behavioral health social worker, BJC HealthCare shares why she joined the committee, “Connecting with a team of accomplished, amazing women in leadership, learning from them, networking, developing leadership skills, improving my communication skills, being a part of planning events, and I have the opportunity to step out of my comfort zone, which is something that can be challenging for me, but I am embracing this new exciting responsibility.”

Kelley Dumey, HR business partner, BJC Medical Group says, “Working for a large organization like BJC has so many benefits, but sometimes our size can also feel daunting. Being a part of the Women’s Connection Group and participating in events helps me feel connected to my coworkers across the organization and to the larger BJC mission.”

Jessica Fienup, patient access manager, BJC HealthCare says, “My favorite part about being a member of the Women’s Connection group is the educational events that focus on personal and professional growth, helping the community, and making time for self-care. The speakers always offer information and resources to benefit team members across BJC.”

Tonia Jollenbeck, performance improvement associate, Memorial Hospitals shares what she likes about being a Connections member, “The best part of being part of the Connection group is the comradery between the members with a common goal of lifting up women not only in our organization, but also in the community.”

Kay Kobie, manager, CE project support for clinical asset management, BJC HealthCare says, “As a member of the Women’s Connection planning committee, I enjoy working with other women dedicated to improving the lives of people inside and outside of our BJC community. There is a genuine sense of camaraderie that allows us to offer meaning content for the group.”

Stephanie Kurtz, legal assistant, BJC HealthCare says, “My favorite part about being part of the Women’s Connection group is having the opportunity to learn from our strong women leaders. They are not only vital components of our health care system, but serve as role models to women like myself.”

Debbie Mettlach, special assistant to president, Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College shares how she benefits from being a Connections member, “The Women’s Connection group allows me to network with other team members that I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to meet. I find the programs offered by the group are helpful and I appreciate the opportunity to volunteer to help others in need. In addition, the self-care programs have been fun to participate in and I’ve been able to implement some of the activities in my own daily life.”

Callie Raspberry, major gifts officer, St. Louis Children’s Hospital Foundation says, “Joining a BJC Connection group gives you the opportunity to network and meet people from other areas within BJC. With 30,000+ employees, this venue allows you to meet people whom you otherwise would probably never connect with. The eight connection groups have helped us as an organization to become more inclusive so that everyone can feel as though they belong. I have chosen to connect with the Women’s Connection group because it is a cohort of sisters that help to educate, enrich and empower women within BJC.”
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