Vision-Aid & Harvard Pilgrim HealthCare Update

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Boston Accessibility Conference (Oct 7, 2017) 


Talk: Vision-Aid and Harvard Pilgrim HealthCare Team Update on initiatives for the visually impaired (12:15 - 12:45 PM)

Vision-Aid  and Harvard Pilgrim HealthCare will  present an update about work being undertaken by Vision-Aid and HPHC to make a positive difference in the life of the visually impaired. Vision-Aid gratefully acknowledges the generous support of  Harvard Pilgrim HealthCare 's Count Us In Community Partnership, which makes such programs  possible!


We are delighted and honored to have Brenda Cole from HPHC join us for this update!



Brenda Cole 


As VP of Marketplace Inclusion at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Ms. Cole’s knowledge and experience within the healthcare industry spans 30 years.


Ms. Cole joined Harvard Pilgrim Health Care in February 2012 and is responsible for developing and implementing the strategy that prepares the organization for the changing, multicultural/multilingual demographics, and aligning the Marketplace Inclusion Initiative with the end goal to profitably grow business in new and existing markets, creating customer value through innovation and technology, while delivering the best in-class customer experience in the communities where she lives and works.

Ms. Cole authored a book on developing a Mentoring Program which served as the model for developing the first formal Mentoring Program at Aetna, Inc., and she has mentored over 150 young adults throughout her professional career.  Brenda been selected as a “go to” Mentor four years in a row by Women Unlimited, Inc., a national leadership program focused on developing women leaders.


Ms. Cole was a recipient of the 2015 National Diversity Leadership Excellence Award, which recognized her invaluable work as a leader who has not only achieved personal success, but has made it easier for others to follow in her steps.

She received her BA in Organization Management from Eastern University and an MBA in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix, and most recently received a certification from Harvard University in “Strategies for Leading Successful Change Initiatives.”   She is currently pursuing her PhD at the University of Pennsylvania.


Brenda is currently on the following Boards: Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts (ULEM), Building Bridges for Education (BBFE), Sisters with Amazing Goals (SWAG) and the Metro West Chamber of Commerce.


Brenda considers herself a lifetime student, open to learning and growing in her passion pat it forward through inspiring and motivating others to succeed.


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