Affiliate Advisory Council

The Mentoring Affiliate Advisory Council

The MENTOR Affiliate Advisory Council is a key advisory group for the mentoring field to strengthen collaboration and facilitate coordination between MENTOR and Affiliates. MAAC has three main priorities for their work: (1) Provide strategic leadership, thought partnership and direction to MENTOR; and (2) Communicate with Affiliates to surface trends, set the agenda for MENTOR Con (annual in-person gatherings) and reflect the changing trends and themes for discussion; and (3) Inform the Affiliate Network Operating Model, Affiliate Assessment, and MENTOR Affiliate Learning and continuous improvement process. Through these three priorities, MAAC members are expected to provide leadership, expertise, and strategic guidance as well as serve as visible champions, advocates, and advisors to MENTOR, Affiliates, programs, and the broader movement to advance quality mentoring nationwide.

Chad Butt, Chair (MENTOR Vermont)

Whitney Baker, Vice Chair (MENTOR Nebraska)

Elizabeth Bass, Member (MENTOR Virginia)

Mary Sheka, Member (Iowa Mentoring Partnership)

Abigail Ellis, Member (MENTOR Independence Region)

Gary Graham, Member (Mentor Center of Palm Beach County)

Brenda Jimenez, Member (Mentor New York)

Drew DeMarie, Member (MENTOR Colorado)

Joellen Gonder-Spacek, Senior Director of the Affiliate Network, MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership

Adrienne Popeney, Director of the Affiliate Network, MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership

Jessica Silverman, Manager of the Affiliate Network, MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership