Kristine Biagiotti-Bridges, was recently voted in to join the HMEA Board of Directors. Kristine is an IT professional and the current President of the Disability Employee Resource Group at EMC Corporation in Hopkinton. She brings over 25 years of IT/Engineering experience in the data and software Industries.
At EMC Kristine is committed to a diversified work environment, serving as board member, Vice President and President of the Disability Employee Resource Group. During her tenure at EMC, she has also won several awards including the Motivator Award 2010 for volunteer activity and Excellence at EMC for dedication to Diversity and Inclusion. She has spoken at the EMC quarterly on the importance of volunteering and giving back.
In addition to her accomplishments at EMC, Kristine has received numerous awards and recognition for commitment to inclusion, advocacy, running, and philanthropy including: Commonwealth of Massachusetts Proclamation as First mother/daughter team Boston Marathon, distinction as a Hockomock YMCA Legend, Hockomock YMCA Red Triangle award, Saucony 26 recipient, STC Distinguished Chapter Service, and the opportunity to speak in Washington DC on health care reform and mitochondrial disease research.
She currently volunteers her time as a special education and health care advocate focusing on the needs of those in the disability community. She speaks at local and state levels for health and special education issues involving legislation, awareness and education. She is the race director and founder of a local 5K that raises funds to provide social programs within the community for “all abilities” regardless of their ability to pay.
An active participant in the Boston Marathon, Kristine and her daughter Kayla continue to raise awareness for inclusion and fundraise for local charities. http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=10776529
She attended Wentworth Institute of Technology and earned a BS in Electronic Engineering Technology. She is married and the mother to a daughter diagnosed with Mitochondrial Encephalomyopathy, and two step-sons, the youngest with Landau Kleffner Syndrome and is on the autism spectrum.