Procurement Council

The Procurement Council provides key direction in elevating the Disability Supplier Diversity Program (DSDP) and supporting DSDP goals and activities. The Procurement Council provides Program oversight and direction, reviews/provides feedback on program initiatives, approves and gives buy-in for established and new initiatives and ensures needs of members are met.

Procurement Council Chairs

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Procurement Council Members


Rosemarie Roberts Relationship Manager – Supplier Diversity Program

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Nedra L. Dickson
Global Supplier Inclusion & Sustainability Lead

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Kristin Bentsen
Sr. Associate, Global Strategic Sourcing - Supplier Diversity & Sustainability

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Terry Turner Supplier Diversity Consultant, Supplier Diversity

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Monica Billinger
Sr. Manager, Global Supplier Diversity & Sustainability

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Leigh Ann Oravecz Associate Director Procurement Sustainability & Supplier Diversity

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Jennifer Husting
Category Manager, Construction

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Kim Berney-Brooks
Vendor Management

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Bristol-Myers Squibb Company Logo

Rondu Vincent
Director, Supplier Diversity

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Kathi Stearman Employment Compliance Officer

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Natalie McGrady
NA COE & Supplier Diversity within Strategic Sourcing & Procurement

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Darretta Whitfield Sr. Manager, Supplier Diversity

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Dave Feldman
Local Content/Supplier Diversity
Chevron Corporate Procurement

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Tippi Montgomery
Business Project Manager (Mentor Protégé)
Supplier Diversity

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L. Jay Burks
Supplier Diversity Manager

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Ed Roche Senior Manager, Sourcing & Procurement Operations

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Gianna Vallante Supplier Diversity Advisor

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Tara Buffi, RN
Diversity Recruiting Specialist | Evolving Workforce/Strategy & Innovation

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S. Dallas Simmons Supply Chain Consultant

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Rosemary Weppler
Global Diversity & Inclusiveness Procurement Manager

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Roxanne Wilson
Manager, Corporate Procurement; Supplier Diversity & Sustainability

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Darretta Whitfield
Sr. Manager, Global Strategic Sourcing – eSourcing and Supplier Diversity

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Miriam Brown
Senior Supplier Diversity Professional

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Eric McDonnell
SVP, Corporate Operations

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Robert Pilney
Strategic Sourcing and Real Estate

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LaTonya Fourte-Lyles Manager Supplier Diversity

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Gladys Lopez
Senior Manager, Supplier Diversity

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Holli Turner 
Supplier Diversity Manager

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Michael Robinson Transformation and Operations, Global Procurement, Program Director, Supplier Diversity and Supplier Connection

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Jackie LaJoie
Supplier Diversity Manager

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Saad A. Shamsi Senior Director Procurement

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William Kapfer Global Head of Supplier Diversity

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Tommy Smith
Manager, Economic Impact-National Supplier Diversity


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Pasquale M. Desanto
Corporate Diversity Program Manager & Certified Supplier Diversity Professional

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Casey Oakes
Director, Supplier Diversity, Global Operations

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Carla Hendon
Director, Indirect Procurement

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Raul Suarez-Rodriguez Associate Director, Global Economic Inclusion & Supplier Diversity Processes, Operations & Strategy Global Supplier Management Group

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Cristen Cox
Supplier Diversity

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Kenyatta Lewis Executive Director of Supplier Diversity; Global Procurement

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Fernando Hernandez Supplier Diversity Director

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Sheri Shafir
Associate Director, Supplier Diversity
Novartis Business Services

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Joan Kerr
Director, Supply Chain Responsibility

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Hannah Fletcher
Supplier Diversity Lead

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Beth Canning Supplier Diversity Manager

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Keith Hines
Director, Procurement

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Kathleen Castore
Head of Supplier Diversity & Sustainability, NA Procurement Governance

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Darlene Fuller
Senior Director, Supplier Diversity

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Tim Ruddell
Manager, Supplier Diversity

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Pam Cline Glover
Supplier Diversity Manager

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Joyce Erickson Eggers Associate Director, Supplier Diversity

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Michelle Albanese Head of Responsible Sourcing and Supplier Diversity l Strategic Sourcing Group (SSG)

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Deon Crayton
Staff Rep - Supplier Diversity
Corporate Support Center

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Wayne Shanks
Sr. Advisor | Military Family Supplier Diversity™

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Donna Gordon
Director, Diversity and Inclusion

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Rose Hatcher
Director, Supplier Diversity

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Melanie Gunn Manager, Supplier Diversity

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Jarrod Sheets Business Initiatives Consultant, Supplier Diversity