Affiliate Advisory Council

The Mentoring Affiliate Advisory Council

The MENTOR Affiliate Advisory Council (formerly Mentoring Partnership Advisory Council-MPAC) is a key advisory group for the mentoring field to strengthen collaboration and facilitate coordination between MENTOR and Affiliates. In a 2017 planning session, MAAC members reaffirmed two 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.

Elizabeth Bass, Chair (Virginia Mentoring Partnership)

Chad Butt, Vice Chair (Mobius-Vermont’s Mentoring Partnership)

Desiree’ Jones, Member (TEAM UP Youth Mentoring Partnership)

Mai-Anh Kapanke, Member (Mentoring Partnership of Minnesota)

Whitney Baker, Member (Midlands Mentoring Partnership)

Brad Strong, Member (MENTOR Colorado)

Mary Sheka, Member (Iowa Mentoring Partnership)

Abigail Ellis, Member (Mentoring Partnership & Resource Center of Southeastern Pennsylvania)

Hannah Granfield, Member (Governors Prevention Partnership)

Joellen Gonder-Spacek, Senior Director, Mentoring Partnership Network

Adrienne Popeney, Manager, Mentoring Partnership Network