CAHL Mentor Program
The CAHL Mentor Program provides a structure for healthcare professional development where mentees are matched with seasoned professionals to enhance their current skills, knowledge, and education. It is a relationship based on trust and mutual respect in which both the mentor and the mentee have responsibilities and should benefit from the relationship.
Mentors and mentees are matched based on a multitude of criteria including career level, business function, leadership skills and competencies, and career development goals.
Many healthcare leaders seek mentors to:
- Build professional self-confidence.
- Sharpen critical thinking skills.
- Increase professional visibility and executive presence.
- Clarify long-term career goals
To apply for the program, complete the Mentor or Mentee Application below
Informal Coach-Mentor Program
- Inquiries taken on a rolling basis.
- 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.
Formal Coach-Mentor Program
- Inquiries taken on a rolling basis and will be considered for the next scheduled formal program cohort.
- Quarterly program where mentors will be matched with mentee for a 3 month period of time.
- Mentees and Mentors: Must be an active member of the California Association of Healthcare Leaders (CAHL)
- A 1 hour facilitated call will be scheduled for Program Orientation and will include mentor/mentee requirements, expectations and introductions.
- Mentee is expected to schedule 6 total contact hours with mentor and/or mentor organization staff.
- At least one hour of face to face mentorship during the program is encouraged.
Mentee is expected to complete the Mentor Program Evaluation which will be sent out end of the program.
CAHL Coaches-Mentors List
Debra Green Oliphant, MPA, FACHE, CPMSM, CPCS
Administrative Director – Medical Staff Services and Pediatric Residency Program, Stanford Health Care and Stanford Children’s Health
Sutter Health, Providence, Baptist Health System
Dr. Dina Ziadlou
Chair of Digital Transformation Leadership
International Society for Telemedicine and e-Health (ISfTeH)
Chief Information Officer
San Francisco Department of Public Health