Mentorship Program

The ASSP OKC Chapter is excited to re-establish the Mentorship Program for our Chapter members. Stephanie Schroeder, Bill Young, and Jason Nieuwenhuis did a great job establishing this program a couple of years ago and we hope to continue that success.

We are asking for Mentors and Mentees. The purpose of this program is to provide professional growth and coaching by drawing on the knowledge and insight of experienced safety and health professionals. A Mentee will be paired with a Mentor for a period of one year. They will connect at least once a month to discuss such topics as Career Conversations, Job Search Skills, Professional Certification, Networking Pursuits, Professional Skills, and other issues that might be of interest to you both. A Mentee is a Senior or a recent graduate or a safety and health professional with less than 5 years of experience. A Mentor is a safety and health professional with more than 5 years of experience with a willing heart to help a fellow safety and health professional as they start their career.

If you are interested in being a Mentor or a Mentee, please complete the form below and submit it to either Damon Hinkle at or Mike Messner at

The Mentoring Committee will be responsible for doing the pairing and notify the Mentor and Mentee. The Committee will try to pair the Mentee with a Mentor in the same industry if possible.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact:

Damon Hinkle, Co-Chair at

Mike Messner, Co-Chair at messnermik@mmessner

Mentee/Mentor Application

Mentorship Program Overview