Mentor Program

We needed mentors to get where we are. When we’re ready, we can become mentors. Regardless of how old we are or how inexperienced we feel, there are always others who are just taking their first steps on a path we have already trod. We may have something to offer them.

What is Mentoring?

Should you become a mentor?

  • Are you a “well-seasoned” WOCN with information and experiences to share?
  • Are there particular areas of WOC nursing that you have become proficient in and you would like to share with others?
  • Have you completed recertification through the Professional Growth Portfolio and are willing to share your experience?
  • Have you recently expanded your role and/or opened your own business?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions then consider becoming a mentor!

Could you benefit from a mentor?

  • Do you ever need to just “run that question by someone”?
  • Do you ever feel that you would like to learn more about a particular method or product?
  • Do you want to change the focus of your career?
  • What does it mean to become an independent contractor?
  • Are you interested in how government affairs influence nursing?
  • Do you want to expand your scope of practice?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions then consider calling a mentor!

Mentors and Their Professional Strengths

The following professionals are willing to mentor others in their areas of professional strength.
Would you like to be added to this list?

Please send an email to with the following information:

  1. Name
  2. Preferred contact information
  3. Strengths – this can be general or very specific (techniques, products, etc)

Thank you so much for aiding your fellow professionals and contributing to the advancement of your specialty!

Hernia Support Systems
Difficult Fistula
Ostomy pouching
Outpatient Treatment Room
Estelle “Mickey” Galindo
Youth Rally
Liz Hiltabidel
ET Generalist Susan Parke
Private Practice
Business development
Mary Sears
Wound Care
Ostomy Care
Kelly Sparks-Evans
Private Practice
LE Wounds (venous diabetic)
Surgical/Trauma wounds
Fistula Management
Janet Stoia-Davis
Lower leg ulcers
Diabetic assessments
Linda Thomas
Wound, Ostomy
Out Patient Clinics
Fran Boughey
Homecare Administrative Policies
Mixed Practice i.e. home and acute
Ann Wright
Home Health
Joyce Moss
Ostomy care
Private Consulting
Expert Witness Work
Linda Thomas

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