Yvette Dapremont Bright
President, Brighter Horizon

Meet Yvette Dapremont Bright

Yvette is passionate about working with young students to help them reach their academic potential. As an inspirational leader, Yvette recently retired from her role as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Independence Blue Cross in Philadelphia, where she was the first woman and person of color to have responsibility for the Commercial and Medicare P&Ls, with revenues exceeding $6 billion; all while also overseeing customer service, processing services, operations shared services, business process reengineering and business technology services.  Yvette now serves on the board of Independence Blue Cross.

Throughout her entire career, Yvette has mentored students and young professionals, providing invaluable guidance to develop their skills and unwavering support to facilitate success in their academic or professional careers.

Yvette earned her Bachelor of Science degree at Tulane University School of Engineering and a Masters of Business Administration from St. Joseph’s University. She currently serves on several Boards of Directors, including Independence Blue Cross, National Life Group, AmeriHealth Caritas, and the Advisory Board of Clarify Health. Now, as President of Brighter Horizon Foundation, she is the force behind our mission to assist first generation students reach the goal of attaining a college degree.


Our Board

Alana W. Robinson,
CEO, Robinson Group, Consulting Chairperson

Alan Krigstein,
Retired Chief Financial Executive,
Vice Chairman

Richard Lauro,
Vice President, Global FP&A, Chubb Limited,

E. Terry Booker,
Vice President, Business Development, Independence Blue Cross

Dr. Robbin Smart,
Adjunct Professor
Drexel University Graduate School of Education

Michele Miller,
Healthcare Transformation Executive,

Stephan A. Roker,
Vice President, Amerihealth Caritas

Lisa Santare,
Communications Director

Michael A. Vennera,
Senior Vice President and CIO, Independence Blue Cross

Alison S. Woods,
Retired Technology Executive

William Haggett,
Retired Healthcare Executive

Meet Our Mentors

Craig Alleyne, Jr.,
Business Development
Towson University, 2019

Taylor J. Bright,
Morgan Stanley Analyst,
Brown University 2018

Jason R. Bright,
Accenture Analyst,
Babson College, 2018

Jillian C. Carter,
Independence Blue Cross,
Hampton University 2015

Georgia Fox,
Brown University 2020

Bria Lewis,
Doctor of Pharmacy,
Masters Public Health,
Samford University 2020

Tyler E. Martin,
University of Pittsburgh 2015

Alexis Alexander,
Westgate High,
University of Louisiana Monroe 2013

Jeanine Mojum,
Brown University 2018

Colin Redd,
Burb Media,
Drexel University 2016

Kenton Meronard,
NASA Aerospace Academy,
University of Richmond 2015

Emily Young,
Urban Outfitters,
Adrian College 2017

Isabella Hazell,
BlackRock Analyst,
Howard University 2017

Brianna Pinckney,
Civil Engineer, Turner Construction,
University of Pittsburgh, 2015

Nicholas Frost,
Executive Director,
Morgan Stanley Associate,
Rutgers University, 2017
Carnegie Mellon, 2018

Mari Meas,
University of Pennsylvania 2015,
Business Analyst Independence Blue Cross

Casey Whyland,
New York University,
Class of 2018

Christian Johansen,
Middlebury College, 2017

Elliott Plotkin,
University of Tampa,
Class of 2018

Tarrynn Deavens,
Hampton University,
Class of 2012

Charlie Sigaud,
Commercial Mortgage Broker,
University of Pittsburgh,

Josh Chawla,
Lightyear Capital
University of Richmond ‘18

Megan Rosica,
Traffic/ITS Engineer at Jacobs
University of Delaware 2015 (BS) and 2017 (MCE)

Lucas Starr,
Technology/Strategy Consultant at Deloitte
Northeastern University 2017

Erin Napoleon,
University of Pittsburgh School of Law ‘22
Franklin and Marshall College 2018

Maya Wilcher,
Dartmouth 2016
Goldman Sachs

Logan Mobley,
Middlebury College 2015

Morgan Bryant,
George Washington University 2018
Clinical Research Coordinator
Columbia/New York Presbyterian


Marcin Kolaszewski,
Brown University 2018
Mathematics and Computer Science
Masters in Data Science

Rebecca Okin,
Brown University 2018
Business Development Representative

Isabella Wilcher,
Bard College 2017
Stanford University
Youcubed Associate

Langston Smart,
Temple University 2017
Independence Blue Cross
Service Resolution Specialist

Kenneth Chenault Jr.,
Harvard University 2012
Harvard Business School 2019
General Catalyst

Drew Brown,
Syracuse University 2016
Bleacher Report

Willis Huynh,
West Point 2018
Platoon Leader
Joint Base Lewis McChord