BCBSRI names Bautista as new DEI manager

BCBSRI names Bautista as new DEI manager

PROVIDENCE – Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island has named Jenny Bautista, of Pawtucket, as diversity, equity and inclusion manager. In this role, Bautista provides leadership and consultation for all company-wide DEI programming, training and education, as well as manages BCBSRI’s Employee Business Resource Groups and Diversity Council.

Bautista joins BCBSRI with nearly a decade of experience working in the nonprofit sector where she played key roles in fundraising, programming, recruiting and community partnership building, all through a DEI lens.

For the past six years, Bautista led DEI efforts at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Massachusetts, including creating and implementing trainings, facilitating workshops, and building safe spaces for employees to learn and brainstorm how to serve communities in a more equitable and inclusive way. She was also a community ambassador for the United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley where she connected employees to volunteer opportunities, increasing the company’s community impact and employee engagement goals.

Bautista earned a bachelor’s degree in management with a focus in marketing from the University of Massachusetts Boston. Originally from the Dominican Republic, Bautista grew up in Massachusetts and currently lives with her partner in Pawtucket.