Career Coaches and Mentors

Looking for A Career Coach or Mentor?

The Career Development and Transition Committee (CDTC) coordinates a career coaching and mentorship program for the California Association of Healthcare Leaders. Our program is independent of the ACHE sponsored program for mentor-mentees and the ACHE compensated coaches program, which are options also available to CAHL members. 

Coach-Mentor Program Overview

  • Participation in the program is voluntary and not a requirement for CAHL membership.
  • Coach-mentor's and advisee-mentee shall mutually agree on the nature, scope, boundaries and framework of their relationship.
  • The CDTC will publish and maintain the career tab, a list of coach-mentors, general services offered and contact information on the CAHL website.
  • CAHL members may contact coach-mentors in accordance with their guidelines and initiate a dialogue. 
  • All interaction and documentation shall be between coach-mentor and advisee-mentee; CAHL shall maintain no records whatsoever of the relationship and interactions between the parties.
  • CDTC is available to assist by providing guidance to coaches and mentors on what services to offer, publically available skill development resources and websites, etc. If you are interested in becoming a coach-mentor or need further information please contact a CDTC member at a local chapter event or Joseph M. DeLuca, FACHE, the CDTC chair at  jdeluca@itoptimizers.com
  • CDTC is available to assist advisee-mentees by providing guidance on what they are seeking, setting expectations, and attempting to match an advisee-mentee to a coach-mentor.  If you are interested in becoming an advisee-mentee or need further information please contact a CDTC member at a local chapter event or Joseph M. DeLuca, FACHE, the CDTC chair at  jdeluca@itoptimizers.com

 

Potential Coach-Mentor Services

  • Career discussion, resume/cover letter review and career path development
  • Preparation for interviews
  • Personalized advice for career transition
  • Career mentoring, coaching and networking

 

Call for Coaches-Mentors

 

Our program success depends on dedicated CAHL members to serve as coaches-mentors. This is a very rewarding service, and an opportunity to develop peers and colleagues, as well as yourself! CAHL members interested in serving your community as a coach-mentor or joining the CDTC team should contact a CDTC member at a chapter event or Joseph M. DeLuca, FACHE, the CDTC chair at jdeluca@itoptimizers.com

CAHL Coaches-Mentors List 

Joseph DeLuca, M.A., FACHE

Managing Practice Director, IT Optimizers

Background and Education
Philosophy
  • I aim to provide colleagues with honest, positive coaching and mentorship guidance in the context of your goals and aspirations
Coach-Mentor Services
  • One time career discussion, cover letter and resume review and career path development session
  • Resume re-positioning (for executives, senior leaders)
  • Alternative career paths and opportunities review
  • Leadership coaching
  • Formal mentorship (year minimum formal commitment)
Availability
  • I schedule one half day every other week for one-time coaching services via telephone or in person.
  • I currently have one formal mentee slot available.
Contact Information
  • Email: jdeluca@itoptimizers.com   Phone: 510.287.3920
  • I strive to respond within 5 business days, unless I am on vacation.

  

Ruth Cieri, M.S., FACHE

Background and Education
Philosophy
  • To help others grow and enrich their professional lives through the exploration of the multi-faceted discipline of healthcare leadership. 
  • Provide a venue to foster discussion to promote growth, development, and goal achievement. 
Coach-Mentor Services (For students and early careerists)
  • One time career discussion to include career path development
  • Leadership coaching
  • Mentoring
Availability
  • One time discussions
  • Once a month mentoring either over the phone or in person
Contact Information

  

Ankoor Tailor

Senior Consultant, ECG Management Consultants

Background and Education
Philosophy
  • To provide sound career advice to help others take the next step in their career.
Coach-Mentor Services (For students and early careerists)
  • One time career discussion to include career path development session
  • Resume review-done over phone and email
  • Mentoring
Availability
  • One time discussions - once a month
  • Resume review - 4 people per month. Please contact me for availability
  • Mentorship - 1 hour long discussion per month
Contact Information

 

Lt Col Dan Bowen, MBA, FACHE

Medical Logistics Flight Commander, USAF

Background and Education
Philosophy
  • To help others achieve their professional goals by establishing an environment for open communication and providing honest feedback
  • Pay it forward!
Coach-Mentor Services
  • Leadership Coaching
  • Mentoring
  • Military service perspective and transition discussions
Availability
  • One time discussions
  • Once a month mentoring either over the phone or in person
Contact Information

 

Bryanna Gallaway, MPA-HSA, CPXL (Certified Patient Experience Leader)

Director - Service Excellence, Stanford Health Care

Background and Education

 

In addition to her work at Stanford Health Care, she remains active in many local and national healthcare organizations, such as the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and the California Association of Healthcare Leaders (CAHL), the Women Health Care Executives (WHCE), the Stanford Health Care Patient and Family Advisory Board, and the Beryl Institute for Patient Experience. Bryanna currently serves as Chair of the Higher Education Network Committee for the CAHL Board of Directors and President-Elect of the WHCE Board of Directors.

Aside from professional activities, she very much enjoys time with her husband and friends in wine country, attending music festivals and shows, crafting with pretty papers and fabrics, and hosting themed parties and dinner events. 

Philosophy

  • To connect people, resources, and ideas
  • Professional Priorities: Be curious, focus on the patient and family, be flexible, have fun

Coach-Mentor Services

  • Leadership Coaching
  • Mentoring
  • One time career discussion to include career path development

Availability

  • Once a month mentoring either over the phone or in person

Contact Information

 

Brandon J. Hale

Junior Military OfficerAssociate, Kaiser Permanente

Background and Education

Philosphy

  • Committed to help in the successful transition of high performing Military service members by providing open and honest feedback, coaching, goal setting and interview skills development

Coach-Mentor Services

  • Leadership Coaching
  • Mentoring
  • Military service and transition discussions
  • One time discussions

Availablity

  • Once a month mentoring either over the phone or in person

Contact Information

 

Debra Green Oliphant, MPA, FACHE, CPMSM, CPCS

Administrative Director – Medical Staff Services and Pediatric Residency Program, Stanford Health Care and Stanford Children’s Health

Background and Education

Philosphy

  • Committed to help others understand that you have control of your destiny and nothing is impossible or unreachable

Coach-Mentor Services

  • Leadership Coaching
  • Mentoring
  • Resume and cover letter review for students and early careerist

Availablity

  • Always assessable via email unless on vacation, will set up calls as needed

Contact Information

 

Jillian Springer, FACHE

Regional Director – Hospice Operations, Valley Area Sutter Care and Home

Background and Education

Philosophy

  • Committed to give back to others through positive support, guidance and mentorship
  • To help others grow and navigate through their career
  • To provide an opportunity to discuss issues ranging from challenging transitions to development opportunities

Coach-Mentor Services

  • Face-to-face resume reviews
  • Preparation for interviews
  • Personalized advice for career transition
  • Career mentoring and networking
  • One time career discussion to include career path development
  • Leadership mentoring and networking

Availability

  • One time discussions
  • Once a month mentoring either over the phone or in person

Contact Information

 

Laura Perez Ehrheart

Executive Consultant

Background and Education

Philosophy

  • It’s my purpose to help clients achieve and realize their individual potential and excel in their work, and career. My mentoring and coaching credentials allow me to help careerists realize their potential.

Coach-Mentor Services

  • One time career discussion, resume/cover letter review and career path development session.
  • Resume/cover letter re-positioning (for executives, senior leaders)
  • Alternative career paths and opportunities review
  • Leadership coaching
  • Formal mentorship (year minimum formal commitment)

Availability

  • Once a month mentoring/coaching either over the phone or in person

Contact Information