Asian-Pacific Islander BRG

Multicultural group of API BRG colleagues

Our Vision

The Asian-Pacific Islander BRG contributes to the commitment to promote diversity as a business and provide opportunities for Asian-Pacific Islanders to harbor teamwork, compassion and excellence in health care.

Our Mission

The Asian-Pacific Islander BRG will assist in better connecting with key consumer groups, people development, peer education, knowledge sharing and community engagement and in promotion of healthy and inclusive environment.

Our Impact

  • Cultural Celebrations (Diwali, Lunar New Year, API Heritage Month, etc.)
  • Mentorship Program
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Social Get Togethers
  • Lunch and Learn Events
  • Personal Testimonials
  • Wednesday Wellness Events  

Learn more about opportunities to support the impact of COVID-19 in India!

Our Leadership

Archana Cronjaeger

Archana Cronjaeger
Executive Sponsor


Sunil Verma

Sunil Verma


Vaishali Patel

Vaishali Patel


Mia Dinh

Mia Dinh


"Life isn't perfect, any failures you have are actually learning moments. They teach us how to grow and evolve."
Phillipa Soo


Our Committee Leads

Business Opportunities & Events
Helen Daniel
Finny Johnson

Deepika Bhatia
Nancy Nelson

Zoya Khan

Professional Development
Jay Pulanco
Linh Silverman
Alina Evans


"We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same."
Anne Frank


Business Resource Groups foster community, connection online during COVID-19

Business Resource Groups foster community, connection online during COVID-19

During a time when people are more physically distanced, UT Southwestern’s Business Resource Groups (BRGs) have emerged as effective outlets for employees to stay engaged across remote locations. The Office of Institutional Equity & Access’ Division of Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) and BRG leaders realized a need early on to cultivate a sense of connection among employees during the pandemic. Approximately 7,000 employees of the institution’s more than 18,500-member workforce were working remotely by mid-March. To bridge the gap between workers on their home-based computer screens, the groups used creative thinking to maintain programming and forge a new normal.

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