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Effective Impact Mentoring Program Information

Executive Alliance believes in women’s leadership.
Our Effective Impact Mentoring Program is a transformational, year-long experience that provides individual guidance and professional skills to help mid-level women achieve their career goals. Since its launch in 1997, over 200 women have benefited from the program.MentorPage 1

The highly-acclaimed, competitive, year-long program teams structured half-day workshops with individualized mentoring focusing on the mentee.
Our small class size (just 8-12 mid-level management women) means that no one gets lost in the crowd. We focus on creating diverse cohorts that span industries, experiences and identities. cross-industry cohort encourages learning from all sources.

Each mentee meets one-on-one with their Executive Alliance mentor throughout the year to build relationships and discuss challenges and successes the mentee faces.   Eight half-day professional development sessions teach skills mentees need to “level up.”

MentorPage 2Throughout the year, mentees are invited to participate in Executive Alliance events and connect with members and program alumnae.

Executive Alliance is proud to engage mentees from a cross-section of small and large organizations throughout the State of Maryland and Washington, D.C., area.

Program Basics

MentorPage 3The year-long program teams eight structured half-day workshops with individualized mentoring that focuses on the needs of the mentee.  The program requires a 50 hour commitment for professional sessions and events throughout the year, as well as individual mentoring time.  Tuition is $2,900 and financial aid is available.

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You’ll benefit from Effective Mentoring!

  • Develop a personal, one-on-one mentoring relationship with a senior-level executive woman leader who is a member of Executive Alliance.
  • Engage in a structured development program led by expert presenters that focuses on you, not just your contribution to your company.
  • Share and discuss current career/leadership/professional challenges and opportunities with a trusted, confidential cohort of peers.
  • Create meaningful connections in your expanded professional network.
  • Identify opportunities for self-improvement in a diverse environment.
  • Explore personal strengths and learn how to leverage them.
  • Challenge yourself to step outside your comfort level on issues that may be holding you back.
  • Share your experiences to help others with similar challenges and opportunities.
  • Gain professional exposure to different industries and resources.
  • Access the expertise of Executive Alliance’s membership and attend selected Executive Alliance events.
  • Participate in optional volunteer and social initiatives with your peers.

Program Dates & Commitment

2024/2025 session dates:

Participants should expect to commit 50 hours to the program over the course of the year. All ½ day professional development sessions will be from 2 pm – 5pm.

  • Thursday, August 22, 2024:  Mentee-Mentor Orientation Session & Light Dinner & Cocktails 2-6:30
  • Thursday, September 26, 2024: Strengthfinders Session & Dinner with mentors – 2-5pm, dinner 6-8pm
  • Thursday, October 30, 2024: Personal Branding mentoring and member social with panel – 2-5pm
  • Thursday, November 13, 2024: Women of Excellence event (mentees may volunteer for registration)
  • Thursday, January 16, 2025: Negotiating with Confidence Session with lunch before – 12pm lunch, session 2-4:30pm
  • Thursday, February 20, 2025: Tacking Imposter Syndrome, stretching for opportunities without falling on your face – 2-5pm
  • Thursday, March 20, 2025: Honor Roll event (mentees may volunteer for registration)
  • Thursday, March 27, 2025: Behaviors of inclusive leadership, Resilience – 2-5pm
  • Thursday, April 17, 2025: Communication Session – 2-4 pm, headshots & social 4-6pm
  • Thursday, May 15, 2025: Be Your Own Mentor Session –  2-5pm
  • Thursday, May 15, 2025: Social Hour – 5pm – 6:30pm
  • Thursday, June 3, 2025: Graduation – 5-7:30
Executive Alliance Mentoring Program
– Cohorts from 2009-present –


Julie Bruce, Whiting-Turner

Lauren Ellison Poster, Tydings & Rosenberg LLP

Louise Flavahan, Johns Hopkins University

Virginia Jeffery, The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

Cheryl Keeney, Ciena Corporation

Sabrina Knott, Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.

Jessica Lopez, Ellin & Tucker

Leslie Nissenberg, SECU

Mary Ann Saunders, Rampart Communications

Darci Smith, Gordon Feinblatt

JasCiel Stamp, Maryland Health Benefit Exchange (State of MD)

Katherine Watko, JHU Applied Physics Laboratory

Latarsha Brown, Meals on Wheels of Central MD

Denise Epps-Harris, University of MD Medical Center – Midtown Campus

Emily Gladstone, Whiting-Turner

Kary Graser, CareFirst BCBS

Lindsey Henley, St. Ambrose Housing Aid Center, Inc.

Lauren Kast, PNC

Cheryl Knauer, McDaniel College

Kay Mattutat, USI Insurance Services

Emilee Pierce, USI Insurance Services

Larakay Skinner

Christine White, Venable LLP

Alison Cover Albin, JHU Applied Physics Lab

Julie Bruce, Whiting-Turner

Angela Mackay, University of Maryland

Erin McLaughlin, The Daily Record

Uchechi Ogbuokiri, Brown Advisory

Stacy Payton, Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland, Inc.

Natasha Ramberg, AARP Foundation

LaSchelle Ross, Girl Scouts of Central Maryland

Rana Shaikh, PNC

Natalie Barrett, JHU Applied Lab

Christine Buckley, PNC

Elisabeth Dembeck, Ellin & Tucker

Michelle Haws, FNB

Stacy Landsman, Brown Advisory

Kathleen Methric, Horizon Pharma

Colleen O’Brien Demko, Whiting Turner

Joanna Rombro, M & T Bank

Jordan Sosanya, HealthCare Access Maryland

Crystal Walker, Howard CC

Michelle Yoon, BOC

Denice Ziolkowski, CareFirst

Kristin Ernst – The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co.

Rachael Graham – Family League of Baltimore

Megan Horneman – Verdence Capital Advisors

Ashleigh Lynn – Venable, LLP

Dr. Hsein-Ann Meng – Howard Community College

April Rancier – Offit Kurman

Maria Sobus – PNC Wealth Management

Shannan Taylor – Womble, Carlyle, Sandridge & Rice, LLP

Angela Thompson – JHU Applied Physics Lab

Karen Wilding – University of Maryland Medical Center

Lauren Bennett- The Whiting- Turner Contracting Co.

Sasha Hodge-Wren- Miles & Stockbridge

Evonne Kismet Flagg- Howard Community College

Kimberley Lacey- Pandora Jewelry

Caitlin Muirine- NAMI Metropolitan Baltimore

Leah Pemberton- Building Steps

Sara Sawyer- Offit Kurman

Katherine Schulze- Transamerica

Cheryl Sewell- RSM

Bailey Susic- Towson University

Heather Tarzak- Wells Fargo

Angela Austin- University of Maryland Medical System

Llatetra Brown Esters- Howard Community College

Jennifer Cockerill- Jensen Hughes, Inc.

Leah Davis- Vulnerability Research Labs

Stephanie McGuire- Ellin & Tucker

Detra Miller- M&T Bank

Lindsay Monti- Venable LLP

Marissa Oeste- The Whiting- Turner Contracting Co.

Jenny Oh- Booz Allen Hamilton

Heather Pruger- Sinclair Broadcast Group

Elizabeth Southworth- Pandora Jewelry

Teresa Woodard- T. Rowe Price

Kappie Bogart- Transamerica

Heather Brake—Chesapeake Corporate Advisors

Leah Davis- Raytheon BBN Technologies

Vanessa Eluma- T. Rowe Price

Bonnie Kay-Evans, Pandora Jewelry

Diana Krevor- Venable LLP

Wendy Krouse- Howard Bank

Sarah Lang- M&T Bank

Martha Mallonee- University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health

Cara Martin- Optimized Thermal Systems, Inc.

Christie Moon- National Aquarium

Francesca Muhlbaier- Sylvan Learning

Jessica Quintillian- National Kidney Foundation of Maryland

Jennifer Capistran- Merkle, Inc.

Kelley Coates Carter- Enterprise Strategy

Kimberly Davis- Merkle, Inc.

Kate Edwards- The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co.

Emily Gordon- Hot Spots Extended Care Programs, Inc.

Sonia L. Hamlin- University of Maryland Medical Center

Sarah Kahl- Venable LLP

Priyanka Komala- National Academy of Sciences

Talley H-S Kovacs- Pressin Katz Law P.A

Christine Palmer- Howard Community College

Latonya Phipps- Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Shari Bascardi- Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP

Kara Boyle- Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP

Nan Bunner- Family & Children’s Services

Nancy Campbell- Unitec, Inc.

Leigh Clayton- National Aquarium

Summer Cleary- The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co.

Eliane Huber- The Whiting- Turner Contracting Co.

Mary Lanha,- University of Maryland Medical System

Heather Mitchell- Venable, LLP

Jennifer Moumane- Girl Schouts of Central Maryland

Sherri L. Wilson- Hamilton Bank

Simone M. Williams
Laureate Education

Watikqua Lange
T. Rowe Price

Laurie M. Wasserman
Tydings & Rosenberg LLP

Meghan C. Allen
The Maryland Hospital Association

Stacey L. Flood
M&T Bank, Greater Baltimore Commercial Banking

Noelle C. Hopper
Maryvale Preparatory School

Margaret (Peg) McGreevy
Legg Mason

Sarah Janowitz Sedlak
Glass Jacobson

Kristin Chalmers- M&T Bank

Jocelyn Grogan-Jones- Girl Scouts of Central Maryland

Leslie Joyce- University of Baltimore, Merrick School of Business

Glenda Lassiter- Wood Consulting Services

Mary Newberger – Howard Community College

Laurie Shropshire- Self Employed Consultant

Montressa Washington- IBM

Joan Adelman, IWF

Vicki Brick- Brick Bodies

Tara Buck- The Daily Record

Anne Denford- Euler Hermes ACI

Caroline Hecker- Rosenberg, Martin, Greenberg, LLP

Kesha Simone – Jones Consulting

Vhonda Lewis- McCormick & Co

Julie McQuie- Gable Signs & Graphics Inc.

Katie Palencsar O’Connell

Tracie Ulmes- Howard Community College

Andrea Lynn Wible- Kaiser Permanente

Lynette Bradley-Baker, RPH, PhDD- University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

Gordon, Feinblatt, Rothman, Hoffberger & Hollander, LLC

Patricia Dash- Girl Scouts of Central Maryland

Katrina Dennis- Kramon & Grabon, PA

Garland Knott- Kaiser Permanente

Kama Kolbe- IWIF

Robin Korte- Hodes, Pessin & Katz, P.A

Karen Warthen- HR Team

Karlyn Young- SPHR Howard Community College

Kristen Cowan- Citigroup

Erin Lineberry- Center for Medical Technology Policy

Paulette Lundy- Injured Workers Insurance Fund

Shannon Pierce- Brown Advisory

Alissa Putman- Howard Community College

Sedica Sawez- Rosenberg, Martin, Greenberg, LLP

Tammy S.J Schneider- Glass Jacobson (CPA firm)

Angela Stuart- UPS