Benefits of Mentorship York

  •  One-on-one match with a prominent community leader
    • Mentor match based on goals, interests, needs expressed in mentee’s program application
    • Meet with mentor one-on-one at least six times during the program year (most meet monthly)
  • Access to other community leaders
    • Monthly group sessions, each led by one of the mentors
    • These mentors are open to developing relationships with mentees other than their own
  • Relationships with your cohort of mentees
    • The monthly group sessions offer a safe, confidential space to exchange ideas and seek feedback on challenges
    • Each mentee is responsible for scheduling an informal get-together after their mentor’s session (serves as both an opportunity to debrief and added social interaction)
  • Personal and professional development
    • Program begins with an orientation session that includes a personal work/communication style analysis
    • Participants develop SMART (specific, measurable, action-oriented, realistic, and timely) goals in consultation with their mentor, and use the one-on-one meetings as a means to track progress toward those goals
    • Past participants have described the monthly group sessions as interactive, relevant, and valuable

Application Process

Up to 12 highly-qualified professionals are selected annually. The ideal candidates are those who have a significant level of volunteer leadership experience (board service) and currently hold or will soon hold the chief position within their organization. The application deadline for the Mentorship York class of 2018 is September 30, 2017. The selection committee’s decisions are based on the cover letter and résumé, so applicants are encouraged to give thorough, thoughtful answers to the questions that are to be answered in the cover letter.  

Applicants must be willing to attend the orientation session in January, all group sessions (monthly) and meet with their mentors at least six times over the course of the year. Those who are accepted into the program must pay tuition of $700. Scholarship opportunities can be available on an as needed basis.



Mentorship York Cohorts

Class of 2017

Mentor

  • Dave Meckley
  • Traci Foster
  • Larry Richardson
  • Carolyn Warman
  • Jenny Englerth
  • Randy Byrnes
  • Randy Freedman
  • Rich Randall
  • Josh Carney
  • Dave Meckley
  • Jean Treuthart
  • Mike Kochenour

Mentee

  • Dylan Bauer
  • Kathy Clark
  • Trent Davis
  • Linda Gorter
  • Sara Gray-Bradley
  • Reed Gunderson
  • Jennifer Hitz
  • Ben McGlaughlin
  • Trisha Melikian
  • Blanda Nace
  • Rita Whitney
  • Zach Zimmerman

Class of 2016

Mentor

  • Linda Davidson
  • Eric Menzer
  • Jody Keller
  • Josh Carney
  • Randy Freedman
  • Larry Richardson
  • Rich Randall
  • David Meckley

Mentee

  • Sarah Brown
  • Shilvosky Buffaloe
  • Amy Chamberlin
  • Derek Dilks
  • Kelley Gibson
  • Jeff Kile
  • Keith Murr
  • Glenn Smith

Class of 2015

Mentor

  • Jody Keller
  • Traci Foster
  • David Kennedy
  • Joe Wagman
  • Rob Kinsley
  • Eugene DePasquale
  • David Meckley
  • Randy Byrnes
  • Larry Richardson
  • Randy Freedman

Mentee

  • Wilda Alessi
  • Mandy Arnold
  • Jared Bean
  • Jessica Brubaker
  • Erin Casey
  • Amy Chamberlin
  • Dave Chiaverini
  • Amy Marie Reinert
  • Tony Schweitzer
  • Shanna Terroso

Class of 2014

Mentor

  • Mike Kochenour
  • Jeff Hines
  • Larry Richardson
  • David Meckley
  • Dennis Baughman
  • David Kennedy
  • Lynda Randall
  • C. Kim Bracey

Mentee

  • Averie Clark
  • Eric Dennis
  • Brian Grimm
  • Tim Klimchock
  • Ellie Lamison
  • Maria Mancuso
  • Melissa Markey
  • Joyce Santiago

Class of 2013

Mentor

  • Jody Keller
  • Randy Freedman
  • David Kennedy
  • Bill Kerlin
  • David Meckley
  • A.R. Smith
  • Larry Richardson
  • Randy Byrnes

Mentee

  • Bobbi Billman
  • Jennifer Brillhart
  • Meagan Feeser
  • Josh George
  • Ryan Hayman
  • Shane Patterson
  • Mike Smith
  • Phil Woods

Class of 2012

Mentor

  • Randy Freedman
  • A.R. Smith
  • Eric Menzer
  • David Kennedy
  • David Meckley
  • John Klinedinst
  • Jody Keller
  • Randy Byrnes
  • Jan Herrold
  • Dennis Baughman
  • Jeff Hines
  • Linda Davidson

Mentee

  • Leslie Brengle
  • Hal Carney
  • Ben Chiaro
  • Nick Harrison
  • Sean Kenny
  • Jason McSherry
  • Alicia Miller
  • Leroy Moore
  • Julie Randall Romig
  • Matt Scarpato
  • Laura Smith
  • Tammy Snyder

Class of 2011

Mentor

  • John Schmidt
  • David Meckley
  • Traci Foster
  • Mike Lehman
  • David Kennedy
  • Jody Keller
  • Carolyn Steinhauser
  • Sally Dixon
  • Eric Menzer
  • Larry Richardson
  • Randy Byrnes

Mentee

  • Ed Bird
  • Josh Carney
  • Andréa Cecil
  • Casey Deller
  • Erin Deller
  • Mieke Driscoll
  • Karla Heberlig
  • Diane Hill
  • Sean Kenny
  • Chad Myers
  • JJ Sheffer