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 (MENTOR Vermont)
Whitney Baker, Member (MENTOR Nebraska)
Mary Sheka, Member (Iowa Mentoring Partnership)
Abigail Ellis, Member (MENTOR Independence Region)
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