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SPECTRA BJC Connection


The BJC SPECTRA (LGBTQ+) Connection group is open to all BJC lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex and asexual (LGBTQ+) team members, along with all other team members who would like to show their support. SPECTRA stands for Support, Pride, Equality, Camaraderie, Trust, Respect and Alliance. The group focuses on volunteerism and training BJC team members to better support the needs of the LGBTQ+ community.

Christopher Fan

Christopher Fan

Steve Mapes

Steve Mapes

Yoany Finetti

Yoany Finetti

Ed Seaberg

Ed Seaberg

BJC SPECTRA Connection co-leads:

  • Christopher Fan, manager, language services, BJC HealthCare
  • Steve Mapes, manager, health information management, Missouri Baptist Medical Center

BJC SPECTRA Connection ambassador:

  • Amy Feldt, quality improvement and education supervisor, BJC Behavioral Health
  • Megan Gallagher, project manager, supply chain PMO, BJC HealthCare

BJC SPECTRA Connection executive sponsors:

  • Yoany Finetti, vice president and chief nursing officer, patient care services, Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
  • Ed Seaberg, vice president, IT enterprise architecture and infrastructure & operations, BJC HealthCare

To learn more about the BJC SPECTRA Connection Group, please email us

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Watch the replay of the BJC SPECTRA Connection online town hall
Jan 2021

Watch the replay of the BJC SPECTRA Connection online town hall

On Nov. 9, the BJC SPECTRA Connection group hosted an online town hall to share information about Barnes-Jewish and St. Louis Children’s Hospitals’ journeys to achieving leadership and top performer designations in the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s (HRC) Healthcare Equality Index, the opportunities for other hospitals and service organizations to pursue similar designation, and to discuss SPECTRA’s plans for 2021.

Panelists include:

  • Ian Barrett, BJH Vice President, Human Resources
  • Christopher Fan, BJH Manager, Language Services
  • Megan Gallagher, BJC Analyst & Liaison, Institute for Learning and Development
  • Steven Mapes, BJH and MBMC Manager, Health Information Management
  • Steven Player, BJC Vice President, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Kenneth Pruitt, SLCH Senior Manager, Diversity and Inclusion, Health Equity

Watch the replay of the informative conversation.

Diversity and inclusion are a big part of BJC’s identity, and an important step to inclusiveness is connecting with and understanding one another.

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