RWJBH Black Executive Alliance Kicks-Off Inaugural Mentorship Program CohortRWJBH Black Executive Alliance Kicks-Off Inaugural Mentorship Program Cohort

RWJBarnabas Health Black Executive Alliance

Participants of the Black Executive Alliance’s Inaugural Mentorship Cohort
(Front row, left to right): Sabrina Keller, Diana Bellamy, Francine Jackson-Childs, Douglas M. Peterson, Letwana Bryant, Naomi Brooks
(Back row, left to right): Meilledjine Francois, Yesenia Hayes-Garcia, Deonna Williams-Square, Evelyn Robinson, Dr. Franz Smith, Keisha Owens, Nichole Guishard, Khabirah White, Aniyah Saunders, Dr. Meika Neblett, LaShawn Jemison, Marilyn Harris, Bernadette Johnson, Steven Howell, Woodjinie Francois Pierre , Natasha Ashford, Kimyatta Washington, Atiya Jaha-Rashidi
Not pictured: Sean Baptiste, Dimitri Cruz, Taylor Fellenz, Taquana Holley, Christopher James, Kedisha Lloyd, Rena Jordan, DeAnna Minus-Vincent, Stacie J. Newton, Sharon Robinson, and Suzette Robinson

On May 17, 2022, the Black Executive Alliance held a reception at the RWJBarnabas Health (RWJBH) corporate offices in West Orange to kick off the Inaugural cohort of its Mentorship Program. Mentorship programs have demonstrated outcomes. This program seeks to empower Black or African American employees who wish to advance their careers and enrich their professional lives through an established network of leaders from the Black Executive Alliance. The Mentorship program benefits each mentee and the entire organization as the System strives to develop Black and African American leaders at all levels of RWJBH. This year, as part of the work to achieve race equity in leadership, 20 mentees will work with their mentors over a nine-month period. The Black Executive Alliance was established in 2021 as part of the Ending Racism Together Framework’s Goal #2, Workforce.

Learn more about Ending Racism Together at RWJBarnabas Health.