Employee Mentoring: Fostering a Culture of Contribution


This lecture will describe the roles of a mentor and protégé. It will evaluate the responsibilities of each member of the partnership to ensure cross functional development within the organizations. It will describe strategies to use when setting up a successful mentoring program.

Originally presented on June 5, 2017, in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Lecture Presenter

Jo D Fontenot, MS, MT(ASCP)

Jo D Fontenot, MS, MT(ASCP)

Division Manager, University Division
ARUP Laboratories

Jo D Fontenot MS, MT(ASCP) received her B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Utah in Medical Laboratory Science. She is a Technical Vice President and Division Manager for the University Division for ARUP Laboratories. In this role she oversees the management of 4 hospital and community clinical laboratories, transfusion services, blood donor services, and support services. Jo D is also a Retired Navy Commander in the Medical Service Corps. She has lectured at regional and national CLMA meetings and she has presented workshops in Point of Care Testing for ASCP.


After this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Participants will leave the course understanding the keys to a successful mentoring program.
  • Participants will evaluate themselves on their effectiveness as a mentor.
  • Participants will demonstrate strategies learned in the presentation to increase their confidence as a mentor.

Sponsored by:

University of Utah School of Medicine, Department of Pathology, and ARUP Laboratories