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

Applications are now being accepted for the THEF 2019 Mentorship Program!

Complete the Application

Who Should Apply?

Any ACHE member in good standing and assigned to the THEF chapter service region is eligible to apply for the THEF 2019 Mentorship Program.

Consider applying to be a mentor if you are a 

  • Senior Executive (VP, C-Suite)

  • Mid-Careerist (established professional looking to transition to the next level, i.e. Director)

Consider applying to be a mentee if you are a

  • Senior Executive

  • Mid-Careerist

  • Early Careerist (under 40, typically graduated from a Master's program within the last 5 years)

  • Graduate Student (will graduate within one year)

Both potential mentees and mentors must apply. The Mentorship Program Committee will make every effort to match all applicants; enrollment is not guaranteed for all applicants.


Program Requirements:

All Mentor and Mentee participants must:

  • Be available to participate for 6 months, April 1 - September 30, 2019

  • Provide 16 contact hours, 12 of which must be face-to-face

  • Participate in orientation on March 28, 2019

  • Participate in a closing banquet on October 16, 2019

Additionally, Mentees must:

  • Submit a monthly log of contact hours

  • Submit a 2-5 page summary of experience at the end of the program


THEF 2019 Mentorship Program Schedule:

  • Application Period Opens: February 4, 2019

  • Application Period Closes: February 20, 2019

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

  • Program Begins: April 1, 2019

  • Mid-Program Networking & Check In: June 2019 TBD

  • Program Ends: September 30, 2019

  • Closing Banquet: October 16, 2019

Complete the Application


Contact the Mentorship Program Committee at or visit the Mentorship Program Committee page for additional contact information.