THE ALLIANCE

Mentorship Program

Establish a network of support with fellow professionals who will inspire, encourage and support your career success. Whether you’re a mentor or a mentee, you’ll find this program to be an extensively rewarding component of your career.

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Experienced transplant professionals are invited to share your expertise with new professionals in our lifesaving career field.

The Alliance Mentorship Program

Next Enrollment Cohort: Fall 2021

Donation and transplantation professionals are invited to join us now to connect, collaborate and boost your professional development through The Alliance Mentorship Program. Whether you’re a mentor or a mentee, you’ll find this program to be an extensively rewarding component of your transplant career.

This program’s purpose is to engage experienced donation and transplantation professionals to connect with staff across the country who are new to their transplant career or role, and support them as they immerse themselves in this lifesaving community. The goal of this program is to establish a network of peer support in order to inspire, encourage and pave the way to career success and longevity in a high-stakes career field.

There are three options for participation:

  • One-to-one mentorship: Gain access to a mentor/mentee for an ongoing relationship for 6-12 months or beyond, for guidance and growth within the mentee’s role.
  • Themed Group-Mentorship: Join the discussion! Gain access to a variety of discussion forums that focus on specific topics, challenges or emergic trends impacting the community of practice.
  • Situational mentorship: Be assigned to a mentor/mentee for a limited time to participate in knowledge sharing for a specific situation/skill.

Information for Mentors

The ideal mentor is an experienced professional within the Donation and Transplantation field, demonstrating a positive, encouraging attitude. They dedicate valuable time to supporting their peers, providing unique insight and perspective. They are not consultants or problem solvers. Rather, they walk alongside their colleagues by bridging their colleagues to other professionals and resources, listening and encouraging, sharing their personal knowledge and experience and role modeling.

If you are experiencing any concerns in your mentorship or have questions, please contact us immediately so we can support you. 

If the match isn’t working and/or if you need support, be sure to contact us rather than waiting until after the mentorship period is over to voice your concerns. Email info@organdonationalliance.org or call 786-866-8730.

Frequently Asked Questions

Information for Mentees

An Alliance Mentor is an experienced professional (clinical or otherwise) within the donation and transplantation field, demonstrating a positive, encouraging attitude. They dedicate valuable time to supporting their peers, providing unique insight and perspective. They are not consultants or problem solvers. Rather, they walk alongside their mentee by connecting them with resources and knowledgable colleagues. They are empathic listeners and share their personal knowledge, experience and guidance for the enhanced professional development of their peers.

If you are experiencing any concerns in your mentorship or have questions, please contact us immediately so we can support you.

If the match isn’t working and/or if you need support, be sure to contact us rather than waiting until after the mentorship period is over to voice your concerns. Email info@organdonationalliance.org or call 786-866-8730.

Frequently Asked Questions

Alliance Mentorship Program Workgroup Members

The Alliance would like to thank the members of the Mentorship Program Workgroup who have contributed their time and expertise to develop this Alliance offering:

  • Lead: Erin Wells, RN, BSN, CCTC, CPN, Director, Hepatology & Liver Transplant, Loma Linda University Medical Center (CA)
  • Cecile Aguayo, RN, BSN, Manager, Abdominal Transplant Program, Solid Organ Transplant Programs, University of Utah Hospital and Clinics (UT
  • Jonathan Carrier, Director of Clinical Operations, LifeQuest Organ Recovery Services
  • Aimee Hagerty, MSN, Transplant Administrator & Director of Education, Transplant Program, UPMC Hamot (PA)
  • Lee Nolen, Clinical Services Manager, Tennessee Donor Services
  • Robin Ohkagawa, Regional Trainer, New England Donor Services
  • Hope Weed, Assistant Manager of Recovery Services, LifeLink of Georgia
  • A special thank you to Anne Murphy, MBA, FACHE, Administrative Director, Transplant Services, University of Michigan Medical Center (MI), who was part of the original workgroup to develop this program.

Are you new to transplant?

If you are new to transplant and are looking for an interactive, online learning program, visit The Alliance Transplant Onboarding Program or OnboardingU webpage and learn more about this new and innovative e-learning initiative!

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