Western Florida Chapter successfully launched the Emerging Leader Mentorship Program for 2021. The nine-month mentorship program matched early careerists from underrepresented communities with mentors in senior-level positions in healthcare. The Emerging Leader Mentorship Program aims to engage more senior ACHE WFC members with early careerists’ professional development. The mentorship program includes a standard curriculum with clear expectations and agendas, free Health Administration Press leadership books for “book club” discussion, and formal and informal career guidance from mentors.
Our Director of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Veronique Perry, MHA, MBA, was recognized with the 2020 American College of Healthcare Executives Regent’s Award and the 2021 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion at the National Diversity & Leadership Conference for her outstanding leadership in this important effort. If you are interested in serving with Veronique on the Western Florida Chapter’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee, please contact us.