The CHW Mentorship Network

CHW Mentorship & Professional Development

The Community Health Worker Mentorship Network aims to build the next generation of Community Health Workers (CHW) through mentorship and professional development. Our programs and services provide opportunities for Community Health Workers, Health Navigators, Promotoras, and those alike to enrich their contributions to public health and further develop as leaders.

What is Mentoring?

....and why do you need it?

Mentoring is a process whereby an experienced professional (the mentor or coach) guides another individual (the mentee) in the development and examination of their own ideas, learning, and professional development. This relationship has the opportunity of providing support, guidance, and knowledge to facilitate professional success.

Benefits to Mentoring

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Mentoring has been shown to have a positive effect on a person’s career and those who have been mentored tend to reach their goals faster and are more satisfied with their work and careers

Let us help you take your career to the next level!

Skill building, competency development, mentoring, and coaching

  • Weekly Small Group Coaching

  • Resume Review & Cover Letter

  • Networking

  • Elevator Pitch

  • LinkedIn Profile Optimization

  • Mock Interview Sessions

Meet Your Mentors


Alisa Howard

Alisa Howard is a Public Health Servant Leader with a educational background in Psychology, Paralegal Studies & Communications. For the past 9 years she’s been a Health Educator, Speaker, Training Facilitator and Community Health Worker Instructor. She also has the experience of being a CHW, and has taken the training that she now teaches. Her public health experience stems from working with infectious diseases such as: Tuberculosis, HIV & STIs, and chronic diseases such as: Hypertension and Diabetes. Her training and speaking experience focuses on these topics as well as: Health Equity, Cultural Competency and Building Community Capacity within Minority Communities Alisa is also the Owner and Founder of Minority Health Consultants (MHC), a boutique public health consulting firm where they focus on health policies, health education, prevention, and advocacy in order to achieve health equity and equality for marginalized communities “.…because every community deserves to be healthy”.


Quisha Umemba

Quisha Umemba is the CEO and Founder of Umemba Health LLC. She is a Registered Nurse with a Masters degree in Public Health. She is a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist, a Certified Lifestyle Coach, and a Certified Community Health Worker Instructor. As an educator and consultant, Quisha works with community organizations, social service agencies, government agencies and healthcare systems to help them prevent and manage chronic disease in their patient populations. Having developed, implemented, and overseen numerous health initiatives and community collaborations, Quisha noticed a need for more training and education for health and public health professionals. To this effort, she created Umemba Health Academy providing certification training and continuing education for CHWs and CHW Instructors.

Frequently Asked Questions

About our programs and services

  • What language(s) are the services/program available?

    Our services and programs are virtual, and made available for everyone in the world to access them. However, as of now we conduct all of our sessions in English, all course materials are provided in English as well. As the programs grow, we will eventually expand to different languages.

  • Will I get a certificate of completion?

    Yes! You will get a certificate of completion for the online course and the 6-week program.

  • Are CEU's available?

    We have applied for CEs for the online course and weekly group coaching program. That application is pending.

  • Can my company sponsor me to participate in your programs/services?

    Yes! In fact, we recommend this as your employer will benefit directly from your participation in the professional development programs. Need help approaching your boss? Just send an email to for advice and helpful materials to ask your employer.

  • What is your cancellation policy?

    Once you have paid and secured your spot in the program, you cannot cancel or postpone your participation.

  • Are results guaranteed?

    The CHW Mentorship Network cannot guarantee results of the program. Results will depend on your openness to being mentored and your ability to execute the strategies taught to you in the online course and CMPD program.

Ready to Change Your Life and Propel Your Career?

Unlock your leadership potential alongside a global community of like-minded public health professionals.