NAHSE Mentoring Program


The NAHSE mentorship program was developed to provide an organized resource for minority healthcare leaders to coach and guide each other in the field of healthcare. It is designed to provide a vehicle for minorities to effectively participate in the design, direction, and delivery of quality health care to all people.

The NAHSE mentorship program has been designed to:

-Provide an opportunity for mentors and mentees to meet in open, candid, and interactive forums to share and benefit from common interest and  needs.

-Encourage learning and the exchange of information and ideas, between mentor and mentee.
-Foster growth and development.
-Help members increase their network of business contacts.


1.  Active and financial NAHSE member

2.  Possess record of NAHSE service
3.  Current healthcare professional with at least ten years working experience
4.  One year commitment to follow NAHSE Mentoring Program Structure of monthly communication


1.  Active and financial NAHSE member

2.  Current healthcare professional with less than four years working experience

3.  One year commitment to follow NAHSE Mentoring Program Structure of monthly communication


If you are a potential NAHSE Mentor or Mentee that meets the above criteria, please attend our meeting at the 2018 NAHSE Annual Educational Conference and/or send an email to for more information by Friday, October 26, 2018.  After the conference, we will distribute the Mentor/Mentee application.

Key Program Dates/Deadlines

October 2018 – Mentorship Program Informational Session October 10, 2018 at 5:30pm
October 19, 2018 -Program Application Distributed
November 5, 2018 – Application Deadline
December 2018 – 
Application Decision Shared

January 2019 – Program Kickoff
October 2019 – Program Completion

2018 NAHSE Mentorship Program Co-Chairs:

Angela Raphael & Tamara Bourda

NAHSE Mentoring Program Testimonials

The NAHSE Mentorship program provides members with an opportunity to reach back and coach tomorrow’s leaders in Healthcare, today.

– Brian Wofford, 2017 Mentor
My mentor has not only been a professional guide, but also a personal coach. There is incredible value having someone of color who has walked the same path you are on. To me, the path is mostly unknown and can be treacherous. To her, it’s a clear roadmap to success, because she’s walked it before. She has been able to help me navigate with confidence by sharing her wisdom every week. As a young leader, I have leaned on her during challenging times and she has been there to celebrate my early accomplishments. Her ability to share her personal truth, perspective, and insight gathered from years of experience in healthcare are unmatched. I have learned how to prioritize my day by being more deliberate about the must-do’s, empowering my team, and inspiring a shared vision for success. These tactics have greatly helped me grow in the new role. 
Without the NAHSE Mentoring program and Asha’s support, I would not be as successful as I have been today. Working with my mentor has been the most fulfilling experience as a young African-American leader and I look forward to staying connected throughout the years as I advance in my healthcare career.

– Matthew Berkley, 2017 Mentee