NAAAP Philadelphia appoints Bridgett Battles to the leadership team as the Vice President of DE&I and Community Outreach

NAAAP Philadelphia welcomes Bridgett Battles to our leadership team to lead our new division for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) and Community Outreach. 

As the Director for Community Engagement and Supplier Diversity at Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health, Bridgett plays a key role in building Jefferson’s relationships with community organizations and partners. In her role, Bridgett collaborates and cultivates meaningful relationships that impact and improve the lives of the diverse communities Jefferson serves through engagement in workforce readiness, celebrating small businesses and acting as a resource for health and welfare.

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In collaboration with Jefferson’s Supply Chain Department, Bridgett launched Supply Chain Connect to offer diverse potential suppliers the opportunity to pitch their business virtually, and get help in preparing their presentations. Jefferson’s Supplier Diversity program is designed to connect more minority, women, veteran, persons with disabilities, and LGBT-owned small businesses to opportunities at Jefferson. Click here to learn more about Bridgett and the rest of our NAAAP Philadelphia Leadership Team.

Bridgett has been a strong advocate of NAAAP Philadelphia and has volunteered with our organization for many years. “We are excited to welcome Bridgett to our leadership team, and look forward to the ideas and the passion that she will bring to drive our DE&I and community impact efforts.” said Kevin He, Chief Operating Officer of NAAAP Philadelphia.

About NAAAP Philadelphia
The National Association of Asian American Professionals Philadelphia Chapter (NAAAP Philadelphia) is an all-volunteer professional non-profit, 501(c)(3), Pan-Asian American organization that promotes community outreach, career advancement and leadership development of Asian American professionals in all fields through networking, promoting Asian multiculturalism, and supporting diversity and community services.  Since 2004, NAAAP Philadelphia has proudly served the Greater Philadelphia area and continues to build an inclusive community.
As an award-winning professional organization, NAAAP Philadelphia was recognized for the following: 

  • 2021 Outstanding Nonprofit of the Year Award – Asian American Chamber of Commerce Greater Philadelphia
  • 2021 Civic 50 Honoree – Philadelphia Foundation & Civic 50 Greater Philadelphia Partners
  • 2021 Faces of Philanthropy Award – Philadelphia Business Journal
  • 2020 PHL Diversity Nonprofit Business Award
  • 2020 NAAAP National Chapter of the Year