The Alliance

Mentorship Programs

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, this program is in development so that you will benefit from this important career component.

OPO Mentorship

Summer/Fall Enrollment open now through July 10, 2020!

The Alliance OPO Mentorship Program

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

Echoing the model of our popular Transplant Mentorship Program, the OPO Mentorship Program seeks to engage new OPO professionals (or those new to their role) by connecting them with experienced professionals across the country – providing encouragement, inspiration, and paving the way to career success and longevity.

There are three options for participation:

  • One-on-one mentorship: Be assigned to a mentor/mentee for an ongoing relationship for 6-12 months or beyond, for guidance and growth within the mentee’s role.
  • Group mentorship: Gain access to a discussion board for mentors and mentees and post your questions to a vast group of professionals.
  • 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 OPO professional (clinical or otherwise) within their 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@odt-alliance.org or call 786-866-8730.

Frequently Asked Questions

Information for Mentees

An Alliance OPO Mentor is an experienced OPO professional (clinical or otherwise) within their 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@odt-alliance.org or call 786-866-8730.

Frequently Asked Questions

Meet the OPO Mentorship Program Workgroup Members

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

  • Lee Nolen, Clinical Services Manager, Tennessee Donor Services
  • Hope Weed, Assistant Manager of Recovery Services, LifeLink of Georgia
  • Jonathan Carrier, Director of Clinical Operations, LifeQuest Organ Recovery Services
  • Robin Ohkagawa, Regional Trainer, New England Donor Services
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