2022 Top 25 Leaders in Supplier Inclusion, DEI Named

Samantha Voreh Oversees Novant Health’s Strategic Direction

Samantha Voreh is the Senior Director, Supplier Diversity and Inclusion for Novant Health. She began her career at Novant Health as a sourcing analyst in the supply chain finance field, eventually joining the strategic sourcing team. She has continued the development of a successful supplier diversity program by establishing a strategic approach, intended to grow Supplier Diversity over the long term. She began by identifying the baseline, and setting and tracking measurable goals (KPIs). Samantha works to build relationships by networking internally and externally. She also vigorously promotes the Supplier Diversity Program, and educates and develops internal and external stakeholders. The Supplier Diversity program is important to improving the economic health of the communities that Novant Health serves. Samantha is proud that Novant Health has increased overall spending with diverse suppliers by $25.1 million since the beginning of the pandemic in 2020.

Samantha leads her team in making historically underutilized businesses a natural part of Novant Health’s business environment through advocacy, education, and development opportunities. This includes developing and sustaining community partnerships with supplier diversity trade groups and community organizations.

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