Daylana Ervin Parker

Daylana Ervin-Parker is the Director of Budget and Supplier Diversity at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts.  She leads and executes strategies that advance the procurement of products and services from diverse vendors.  Daylana is also responsible for creating programming that helps diverse vendors build capacity and sustainability.  Her work in supplier diversity has been recognized in various ways and she has received several awards and honors.  Most recently, she was named Diversity Plus Magazine’s 2021 Top 15 Women in Power Impacting Diversity.  This is the second time Daylana was recognized by the magazine.  In 2019, she was awarded Diversity Plus Magazine’s Top 25 Women in Power Impacting Diversity.  Daylana has also received the Center for Women and Enterprises’ Volunteer of the Year award.     

In addition, Daylana has responsibilities for overseeing the administration of all financial aspects of the divisional spending, including budgeting, forecasting, and measuring financial performance, financial impact analysis, variance analysis, business case evaluation and decision support.  She also develops value-added cross-functional relationships by working collaboratively with management and functional teams to provide operational oversight of ensuring new initiatives are integrated and consistent with the company’s financial and strategic direction.    

Prior to her arrival at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Daylana held finance roles of progressive leadership at the educational publisher Houghton Mifflin Company (now Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company), including the role of Manager of Financial Planning and Analysis, where she led a team of analysts to oversee the financial planning and analysis of fifteen operating divisions.  Prior to that role, Daylana served in a number of financial analysis leadership roles at local and national financial institutions in the banking industry.

Daylana holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Boston College and a Masters of Business Administration in Finance from Northeastern University.  She also has participated in advanced leadership training through the University of Massachusetts Boston Emerging Leaders Program and The Partnership.