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2021-2022 Mentorship Program Kick-Off

The 2021-22 Mentorship Program kicked off on Tuesday, November 30th, at the 555 Capitol Mall Board Room in Downtown Sacramento. This was an introduction event for mentors and mentees to get acquainted in person before they were divided into mentor-mentee pairs. Hors d'oeuvres were served as participants mingled and observed a short presentation about the program's general guidelines and goals from the Program Co-Chairs, Sherri Berexa and Sherina Lam. The mentors were then seated around the room as mentees rotated to hold brief conversations with each of them. At the end of the event, participants were asked to complete a survey to provide feedback on any connections they made from the evening. They were also presented with a copy of StrengthFinders 2.0 as part of the program's resource to encourage discussions on discovering and building their individual strengths. Our 2021-22 Mentorship Program participants include:


Carmen Alba

Sabrina Drago

Ruth Fernandes

Judy Matsui-Drury

Celia McAdam

Gina Prchlik

Edna Stanley

Audrey Van


Cindy Jimenez

Charuni Kurumbalapitiya

Sindia Maya

Nicole Zhi Ling Porter

Olivia Potash

Eva Slover

Ellen Tiedemann

Leishara Ward

An online meeting was held on Thursday, December 9th, for pairing assignments based on the feedback we received from the surveys. As a bonus, we honored to been joined by Ophelia Avalos, the Engineering Manager at the City of Sacramento Department of Public Works. Ophelia shared her professional journey, including the challenges and successes, with our participants. We thank you for your inspiring words, Ophelia!

Please join us in wishing our participants much fun and success in the coming months of the 2021-22 Mentorship Program.

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