The North Carolina Healthcare Foundation


Diverse Healthcare Leaders Mentorship Program

The background

Grow leaders who reflect the communities they serve

As North Carolina demographics shift, hospitals and health systems are increasingly focused on becoming more reflective of the patients and communities they serve. NCHA is committed to helping cultivate underrepresented women and men into healthcare leadership roles. In 2019, we launched the North Carolina Healthcare Foundation Diverse Leaders Mentorship Program to connect leaders who are willing to share their knowledge and experience to high-achieving women and men from underrepresented communities.

The Impact

Gain Confidence, Leadership Knowledge and Connections

Mentees meet monthly with their mentors to gain confidence in areas such as financial management, leadership development, staff coaching and negotiating skills. They also meet for up to two hours per month with their fellow mentees. The program provides access to NCHA educational programs and networking opportunities where they can interact with senior healthcare executives from across the state.  

The challenge ahead

Help Sustain the Mentorship Program for the Next Class

Thanks to contributions, NCHF was able to increase the number of mentees from seven to 15 in 2021. Help us continue to grow this program by supporting future mentee classes.

Diverse Healthcare Leaders Mentorship Program By the Numbers

Total Number of Mentees
Number of Mentors

Reflections from Mentors

Read comments made by healthcare leaders serving as mentors in the program.