Asian-American Affinity Group

Our mission is to promote the unique blend of the Asian Cultural heritage and traditions by educating and supporting this population, while recognizing and celebrating accomplishments of personal and professional growth and development of our community.

Asian-American Affinity Group’s Executive Sponsor: Vince Alonge, VP, Service

Vince_Alonge_125pxHorizon BCBSNJ’s affinity groups cover a broad range of diversity. I am honored to be able to contribute to the rich culture of diversity and inclusion at Horizon BCBSNJ as the Executive Sponsor of the Asian-American Affinity Group.

I have always valued development in my own life as well as in the lives of the people I have had the privilege of working with. I believe development fuels our personal and professional growth. When I learned that part of the Asian-American Affinity Group’s mission is to recognize and celebrate accomplishments of personal and professional growth and development of our community, I knew it was a natural fit. Embedded in the group’s mission are commitments that I believe in. Their work is not only aligned with some of my passions, but it is also an extension of a vital part of Our Promise at Horizon BCBSNJ – to enrich the lives of our members and the communities we serve.

Some examples of the group’s past work include partnering with Horizon BCBSNJ’s Diversity Council on an educational session for our employees about topics related to children with special needs, raising funds for an “adopted” school, supporting the American Conference on Diversity’s annual Diversity Stride walk, teaming up with other affinity groups on joint community projects and educating Horizon BCBSNJ’s workforce about their countries of origin through fun and interesting displays and dialogue at the annual Diversity Showcase.

I look forward to collaborating with the talented and dedicated members of this group in this meaningful work. It’s a valuable opportunity to broaden my own perspectives and make a difference.