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

Stephan Roker,
Vice President, Amerihealth Caritas

Lisa Santare,
Communications Director

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

Charlton Monsanto,
EVP, Digital Customer Experience

William Haggett,
Retired Healthcare Executive

Dr. Levi Thompson,
University of Delaware,
Dean, College of Engineering


Megan Vesely,
Senior Managing Director,

Joel Catindig,
Manager Digital Solutions,
Independence Blue Cross

Ky’a Jackson,
Director, Diversity and Inclusion,

Meet Our Mentors

Craig Alleyne, Jr.,
Towson University, 2017
Business Development, Politico

Taylor J. Bright,
Brown University, 2018
Growth Associate, Findigs

Jason R. Bright,
Babson College, 2018
Consultant, Elixir

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

Georgia Fox,
Brown University, 2020
Analyst, Morgan Stanley

Bria Lewis,
Samford University, 2020
Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Mississippi

Kevin Yang,
University of Pennsylvania, 2020
Business Analyst, McKinsey & Company

Alya Nahji,
Drexel University, 2019
Lead Research Analyst, Independence Blue Cross

Jeanine Mojum,
Brown University, 2018
Associate Program Manager, Amazon

Colin Redd,
Drexel University, 2016
AfroTech Business Development Manager, Blavity Inc.

Kenton Meronard,
University of Richmond, 2015
University of Georgia, NASA Aerospace Academy

Emily Young,
Adrian College, 2017
Human Resources, Urban Outfitters

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

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

Nicholas Frost,
Rutgers University, 2017
Carnegie Mellon, 2017
Capital Markets Associate, Morgan Stanley

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

Casey Whyland,
New York University, Gallatin School of Individualized Study, 2018
Contractor, Brighter Horizon Foundation and Actress

Christian Johansen,
Middlebury College, 2017
Artist and Entrepreneur

Elliott Plotkin,
University of Tampa, 2018
Kopernik Global Investors

Tarrynn Deavens,
Hampton University, 2012
Career and Leadership Coach, Founder Rely Coaching

Charlie Sigaud,
University of Pittsburgh, 2015
Commercial Mortgage Broker, Berkadia

Josh Chawla,
University of Richmond, 2018
Analyst, Lightyear Capital

Megan Rosica,
University of Delaware BS & MCE, 2015
Traffic/ITS Engineer, Jacobs

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

Erin Napoleon,
Franklin and Marshall & University of Pittsburgh Law, 2018
2nd Year Law Student

Maya Wilcher,
Dartmouth College, 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

Rebecca Okin,
Brown University, 2018
Business Development Representative, Braze

Isabella Wilcher,
Bard College, 2017
Stanford University
Associate, Youcubed

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

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

Drew Brown,
Syracuse University, 2016
The Bleacher Report

Olivia Cooney,
Tulane University, 2018
Elephant Keeper, Knoxville Zoo

Drew Carr,
New York University, Steinhardt, 2016
Chem101 Software Company and Actor

Haley Fish,
NYU, Tisch School of Arts 2017
Actress and Dance Teacher

Zoé Otedola
Cornell University 2015; Harvard Business School 2021
Consultant, Bain & Company

Sarah Sidd
Northeastern University College of Engineering, 2019
Process Engineer II, Ashland Specialty Ingredients

Sydney Stokes
University of Virginia, 2018
Senior Analyst in Private Wealth Management, Goldman Sachs

Shannon McGill
Liberty University, 2009
Director of Youth Development, Providence Center

Andrew Maloney Jr.
Morehouse College, 2016
Finance Manager, Microsoft

Mark Ferre
New York University, 2016
Talent Agent, Daniel Hoff Agency

Erin Whyland
University of Toronto, 2020
Actor and Nonprofit Administration

Kalice Braxton
Howard University, 2021
Brand Strategist, Edelman Global Public Relations and Consulting Firm

Shamori Roache
Columbus State University, 2013
Sr. Mortgage Loan Officer, Newrez LLC

Megan Ferris,
University of Delaware, 2018
Arcadia University, 2021
Physician Assistant, Neonatology