The CHW Mentorship Network

Professional Development Mentor Program (PDMP)

The Community Health Worker Mentorship Network aims to build the next generation of Community Health Workers (CHW) through professional development. The goal of the Professional Development Mentorship Program (PDMP) is to 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

Why Should You Join

The Professional Development Mentorship Program

To better understand public health as practiced in the community

 To receive suggestions on how to better prepare for professional life

To begin to build a professional network

To explore public health careers

To develop a realistic career plan

Membership Benefits

What's included in your membership?

  • Weekly Small Group Coaching

  • Resume Review & Cover Letter

  • Networking

  • Elevator Pitch

  • LinkedIn Profile Optimization

  • Mock Interview Sessions

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What language(s) will this program be available?

    Our 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 that you can print out and proudly display.

  • Are CEU's available?

  • How much does the program cost?

    The total cost of the program is $150. You can reserve your seat with a $50 deposit.

  • Can my company sponsor me?

    Yes! All potential candidates may request sponsorship from their company. In fact, we recommend this as your employer will benefit directly from your participation in the PDMP Need help approaching your boss? Just send an email to for advice and helpful materials.

  • 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 program.

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”.


LaQuisha Umemba

Quisha Umemba 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 continuing education and professional development training for CHWs and other front-line health workers.

Ready to Apply?

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