CAHL Career Coaches and Mentors

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 send an email to cahlmentorprogram@gmail.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 send an email to cahlmentorprogram@gmail.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 do one of the following:

  1. Contact a CDTC member at a chapter event;
  2. Submit an email for further info or to discuss with a CDTC member at cahlmentorprogram@gmail.com;
  3. Submit your interest by filling out the Google form for the appropriate link below.

Coach-Mentor Instructions

Fill out the mentor questionnaire based on whether you want your contact info included or (if you want mentees to reach out to you) or if you don’t want your contact infoincluded (you want to reach out to mentees).

  1. For Mentors who want to be reached out to, click here: Mentor Questionnaire (With Contact Info Included)
  2. For Mentors who do not want their contact info shared (The responses from this questionnaire will not be shared with the public and will only be used to track mentors and help facilitate mentee placements): Mentor Questionnaire (With Contact Info Not Included)

Mentee Instructions

Fill out the mentee questionnaire here: Mentee Questionnaire

CAHL Coaches-Mentors List

Katie Abbott, MHA

Background and Education

Please see my LinkedIn profile.

In addition to her role as a healthcare administration leader, Katie is active in the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) via the California Association of Healthcare Leaders (CHAL). Katie serves as President for the Women Health Care Executives (WHCE) for the 2017-2018 year and volunteers with Kara where she serves as a group facilitator for children who have experienced the death of a parent and provides them the opportunity to grieve in a supportive and safe environment. Katie is also on a competitive whale boat rowing team in San Francisco.

Philosophy

My purpose is to impact the way people see and experience the world to increase joy, health and wellness. Mentoring/Coaching healthcare leaders to develop and achieve goals is one of my greatest passions.

Coach-Mentor Services

  • One-time career discussion to include career path development
  • Resume Review and Interview Prep
  • Professional Development Planning:
    • Identify where you want to go, gaps in getting there, and how to close those gaps
    • Professional goals
    • Work-life integration/balance goals
  • Formal mentorship (year minimum formal commitment)

Availability

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

Contact Information

Email: kmabbott31@gmail.com
Phone: (707) 477-1729

David Bettencourt, MSHCA

Program Manager – Practice Support, John Muir Health

Background and Education

Please see my LinkedIn profile.

Sacramento born, raised in the Bay Area. Bachelors in Exercise Biology from UC Davis and Masters in Health Care Administration from CSU East Bay. Experience in homecare, inpatient nursing administration (staffing), ambulatory care business operations, program management and Managed Care Operations. Currently working as the Manager of Risk Systems Configuration for John Muir Health in Walnut Creek, CA.

Philosophy

My philosophy is that we all have gifts and strengths that develop over time. We can utilize the combination of these talents and accumulate experiences that eventually help us grow into the next position that we might take. Many successful people are not necessarily sure of the next job or jobs in their career path, but my hope is to be able to help people recognize their strengths and experiences to travel a path that suits them and that ultimately provides them satisfaction with their career trajectory as well provides them with the ability to enjoy and make want they want from life.

Coach-Mentor Services

(For students and early careerists)

  • One time coaching on resume proof reading, cover letter, LinkedIn profile review, job search tips, salary negotiation
  • Ongoing Mentoring for career development

Availability

Once a month mentoring either over the phone or in person

Contact Information

Email: dabetten@gmail.com
Phone: (916) 990-1725

Darrielle Ehrheart

Director of Operations, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital

Background and Education

  • Please see my LinkedIn profile.
  • Past experience includes strategic IT management, financial oversight, operational planning and management, and human resource management in healthcare, information technology and nonprofit sectors
  • Fellow; American College of Healthcare Executives
  • Master’s in Business Administration and Bachelors in Business Management
  • Credentialed: Six Sigma Lean and Change Management
  • Veteran: US Marine Corps

Philosophy

  • To inspire others to be inspired. To conduct myself with integrity, have courage and feel that I’ve made a difference. To be humble and appreciate how differences can make a positive difference

Coach-Mentor Services

  • One time career discussion, cover letter and resume review and career path development session, Alternative career paths and opportunities review, Becoming a Fellow of ACHE

Availability

  • Monday-Friday after business hours

Contact Information

Email:  dehrheart@stanfordchildrens.org
Phone: 916-276-5495

Michael Sloan

VP Of Human Resources, Dignity Health

Background and Education

Please see my LinkedIn profile.

Philosophy

To be transparent and honest

Coach-Mentor Services

  • One time career discussion, cover letter and resume review and career path development session, Leadership coaching

Availability

  • Thursday/Friday during the lunch hour or after business hours

Contact Information

Email: michael.sloan@dignityhealth.org

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

Email:  laura@epiphanyconsultingsolutions.com
Phone: 650-226-3122                  916-248-9756

Michael A. Felder, MS., MBA

Lt. Col, USAF, MSC (Ret)
Chief Executive Officer, California Correctional Health Care Services

Background and Education

  • Please see my LinkedIn profile.
  • Various positions in both military and civilian healthcare industry
  • Healthcare executive with over 25 years experience in industry with proven results in clinical operations, financial management, and quality outcomes

Philosophy

  • My goal is to provide individuals with thought-provoking questions, provide coaching and mentoring based on their career desires/challenges, and offer counsel for a host of challenges within the healthcare segment. 

Coach-Mentor Services

  • Leadership Coaching
  • Mentoring
  • Career path development considerations
  • Branding
  • Industry trends and career positioning

Availability

  • Available for one formal mentee. Time allocation to be determined based on individual’s desire

Contact Information

Email: Michael.felder@cdcr.ca.gov  

Ruth Cieri, M.S., FACHE

Background and Education

Please see my LinkedIn profile.

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

Email: ruth.a.cieri@gmail.com
Phone: (740) 215-6461

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

Philosophy

  • 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

Availability

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

Contact Information

Email: DebraRGreen@gmail.com

Frank Khan, MBA, CPPS, CPHQ, HACP, LSSGB

Patient Safety Consultant

Background and Education

Philosophy

  • To help first and early careerist realize their potential, and help define initial goals and aspirations

Coach-Mentor Services

  • For students and early careerist:
  • Leadership/Career Coaching
  • Mentoring

Availability

  • Available most weeknights for a brief phone conversation

Contact Information

Email:  fkhanmba@gmail.com  

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

Email: Ankoor.tailor8@gmail.com

Jillian Springer, FACHE

 Cardiovascular Service Line Executive, Sutter Health

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

 

Rahul Padmanabhan

Business Manager, Pediatric Hem/Onc & Stem Cell Transplant

Background and Education

Philosophy
  • Being a good listener.
  • Helping others reach their professional goals.
  • Learning from each other
Coach-Mentor Services
  • For students and early careerists
  • One time career discussion
  • Cover letter and resume review
  • Career path development session
  • Formal mentorship
Availability
  • Once a month mentoring either over the phone or in person
Contact Information

 

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