Ron Smith
Mentorship Program Chair


All ACHE members have access to the ACHE sponsored Leadership Mentoring Network. Locally, THEF has developed a Mentorship Program for ACHE members in the chapter service region to learn and develop as healthcare leaders and professionals. We believe that no matter where you are in your career, mentoring others - and being mentored - should be a part of your professional growth.

Why Become a Mentor?

A mentor is an individual who helps and guides another individual's development. There are many reasons for becoming a mentor including:

  • Learning about yourself

  • Becoming energized through a fresh personal or professional perspective and contributing to another's career development

  • Strengthening your coaching and leadership skills by working with individuals from different backgrounds and with different personality types


Why Become A Mentee?

Mentee is the name given to the person who receives guidance from the mentor. That guidance may take many forms. For example,

  • Building self-confidence

  • Developing professional and winning behaviors

  • Sharpening critical thinking skills and knowledge


People can become mentees at almost any age. A young manager can receive valuable guidance from experienced mid-career executives, while the mid-careerist may benefit from a mentor who is at the C-suite level. Senior executives ready to move up from a small or mid-size organization may benefit from the counsel of a CEO or COO whose career already includes leading larger, more complex organizations.

THEF 2019 Mentorship Program

The 2019 program wrapped up October 16, 2019. Check back in early 2020 for information on the THEF 2020 Mentorship Program.

THEF 2019 Mentorship Program Schedule:

  • Application Period Opens: February 4, 2019

  • Application Period Closes: February 27, 2019 

  • Program Orientation / Mentor-Mentee Introductions: March 28, 2019

  • Program Begins: April 1, 2019

  • Mid-Program Networking & Check In: June 11, 2019 

  • Program Ends: September 30, 2019

  • Closing Banquet: October 16, 2019



The 2019 Mentorship Program Class participated in Orientation March 28, 2019 and are off to a fantastic start!




The 2019 class convened at Duke Gardens on June 11 to share experiences with each other and future mentorship program participants. The Mentorship Program Committee Members (at left): Susan Gueiss, FACHE; Ron Smith (Chair); Greg Nelson; Peter Tillman



The 2019 Mentorship Program Class concluded the program on October 16, 2019 with a closing banquet featuring Keynote Speaker Sackeena Gordon-Jones



If you have questions or would like information on the Mentorship Program to plan ahead for a future offering, please reach out the Mentorship Program Committee at [email protected].


Contact the Mentorship Program Committee at [email protected]. or visit the Mentorship Program Committee page for additional contact information.