Effective Impact Mentoring

As part of Executive Alliance’s mission to advance women in their professions, the organization has established and implements annually a mentoring program that provides individual guidance and professional skills to help mid-level women achieve their career goals. Since its launch 20 years ago, more than 170 women have participated in the program.

This highly-acclaimed, competitive, year-long Effective Impact Mentoring Program matches each mentee from a class of 8-12 mid-level management women with an individual Executive Alliance member in a related field. The women meet one-on-one with their mentor throughout the year, to discuss issues related to growth in job skills, negotiating the management hierarchy, and gaining greater influence on the job and in the community. In addition, the program engages mentees in five structured professional development sessions on such topics as communication skills, financials in decision-making, management skills, executive and leadership skills, and work/life integration. The sessions are interactive and feature subject matter experts from Executive Alliance’s own membership as well as leading experts from outside organizations. In addition, throughout the year, mentees are invited to participate in Executive Alliance events and connect with both members and program alumni.

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 Benefits

Participants of the Executive Alliance Mentoring Program benefit from opportunities to:

  • 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 the critical competencies necessary for successful career management for emerging women

  • Share and discuss current career/leadership/professional challenges and opportunities with a trusted, confidential cohort of peers Expand their professional network through connections made while in the program

  • Identify opportunities for self-improvement

  • Explore personal strengths and learn how to leverage those in business

  • Challenge themselves to step outside their comfort level on issues that may be holding them back Learn from peers, exploring how others address certain challenges in their industry/organization

  • Share their own experiences to help others dealing with similar challenges, issues or opportunities Gain exposure to different industries and resources

  • Access the expertise of Executive Alliance’s membership and attend selected Executive Alliance events Participate in volunteer and social initiatives with their peers (optional)

Participation in the Executive Alliance Effective Impact Mentoring Program is a recognized accomplishment in the community. Past participants are acknowledged for having achieved a professional level of development and growth as an emerging leader.

Upon completion of the Mentoring Program, past mentees are eligible to participate in the Mentoring Program’s Alumnae Group, providing them continued connections to a network of emerging women leaders, access to Executive Alliance’s membership of executive women leaders, and participation in select Executive Alliance events and activities.


  • Mentee applications will be accepted through March 2nd, 2020. Mentees will be notified of acceptance by April 1st, 2020.

  • Please submit application electronically to info@executivealliance.org and provide an original signed commitment form to: Executive Alliance, 10821 Red Run Blvd P.O Box 454 Owings Mills, MD 21117

  • A non-refundable application fee of $25 must accompany the application. Please pay via credit card using the button below.

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Executive Alliance Mentoring Program – Cohorts from 2009-2020 –


Kristin Ernst- The Whiting- Turner Contracting Co.

Rachael Graham- Family & Children Services

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 Estes- 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