Mentoring Corner: Meet your newly elected Mentoring and Professional Development Committee leadership team!

The Mentoring Project Team is now recognized by AIHA as its own committee. Elections were held for following leadership positions: Chair, Vice Chair and Secretary. The Regional Directors have not changed. Meet the leadership team!

Chair- Melissa Rupert

Melissa led the Mentoring Project Team since its inception in 2008, and with the help of others, the project team transformed into a formal AIHA Committee. She is also the Secretary of the Students and Early Career Professionals Committee and the Treasurer of the Ohio Valley Local Section. In Melissa’s spare time, she loves taking photos of her new baby boy, dabbles in pottery, and enjoys tent camping. As the first Chairperson for the Mentoring and Professional Development Committee, she is undoubtedly going to provide the leadership needed to ensure the committee is a success!

Vice Chair- Nicole Greeson

Nicole has been an active member of the Student and Early Career Professional Committee since 2007 and joined Melissa and Chrissy Hoehn as one of the first three members of the Mentoring Project Team. She played an integral role in growing the Mentoring Project Team into its current state. In addition to her role in the Mentoring Project Team, she served as the South Regional Director from 2011-2014. Nicole is dedicated to the committee’s controlled expansion strategy that has been successfully executed over the past few years.

Secretary- Christina Elish

Since 2011, Christina has actively participated on several projects and taken on leadership roles within the Mentoring and Professional Development Committee. She first became involved with the Mentoring Project Team as a liaison between the Student and Early Career Professional and industrial hygiene students. Christina helped drive interest and enthusiasm within the student community by promoting the mentoring project at several student events. This in turn helped to grow the program and build strong relationships between mentors and mentees that we continue to experience today.



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