Mentors

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Adnan Omeragic

Adnan Omeragic

Architect

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NameProfessionProfession Group
Omeragic, AdnanArchitechtArchitecture
Dino Kiveric

Dino Kiveric

HR Manager

Emina Begovic

Emina Begovic

Vice President Bank Manager

Mirsada Salihovic

Mirsada Salihovic

 Vice President of Human Resources

Nesmira Muratovic

Nesmira Muratovic

Manager of the Integration Management Office

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NameProfessionProfession Group
Ahmetovic, EminaRecruiterBusiness Leadership
Avdic, SafijaEscrow CloserBusiness Leadership
Begovic, EminaBanking LeaderBusiness Leadership
Blagajcevic, SmailRetail LeaderBusiness Leadership
Dedic, TaibDirector at CenteneBusiness Leadership
Delagic, NinaSpa DirectorBusiness Leadership
Duric, MusanInvestment Portfolio ManagerBusiness Leadership
Ibisevic, NerminaBanking Branch ManagerBusiness Leadership
Kiveric, DinoHuman Resources ManagerBusiness Leadership
Krajina, DamirBanking ManagerBusiness Leadership
Kulovic, ElvirGeneral Sales ManagerBusiness Leadership
Menkovic, JasminaBanking LeaderBusiness Leadership
Mujkic, AjlaIT Administrative AssistantBusiness Leadership
Mulasalihovic, AlmedinBanking LeaderBusiness Leadership
Muratovic, NesmiraCompliance ConsultantBusiness Leadership
Said, RawhiProgram Director of Diversity, Equity, and InclusionBusiness Leadership
Salihovic, AlmirBond TraderBusiness Leadership
Salihovic, MirsadaVP of Human ResourcesBusiness Leadership
Softic, ZelaStrategic Account ManagerBusiness Leadership
Vaneta Rizvic

Vaneta Rizvic

Journalist

Sanela Bejdic

Sanela Bejdic

Testing Center Coordinator

Ajla Jujic

Ajla Jujic

Event Tech (Video Production)

Dennis Tahirovic

Dennis Tahirovic

Project Manager

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NameProfessionProfession Group
Bejdic, SanelaManager of Testing ServicesCommunication
Boric, MirzaeCommerce LeadCommunication
Jujic, AjlaEvent Tech (Video Production)Communication
Meskovic, MelisaSocial Media MarketingCommunication
Rizvic, VenetaJournalistCommunication
Tahirovic, DennisProject ManagerCommunication
Talic, ArnelSenior Associate of Learning and DevelopmentCommunication
Elma Hodzic

Elma Hodzic

Teacher (High School)

Amela Omeragic

Amela Omeragic

Teacher (ELL)

Selma Durakovic

Selma Durakovic

Teacher (Elementary)

Amela Buric

Amela Buric

Teacher (ELL)

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NameProfessionProfession Group
Alagic, AsmiraAssociate Professior of ChemistryEducation
Becirovic, VedadaAssociate Professor and Lab ManagerEducation
Buric, AmelaTeacher (EL)Education
Durakovic, SelmaTeacher (elementary)Education
Hodzic, ElmaTeacher (high school)Education
Omeragic, AmelaTeacher (EL)Education
Omerovic, IsmetaTeacher (program director early learning)Education
Denana Rosiek

Denana Rosiek

Electrical Engineer

Nedret Ramic

Nedret Ramic

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineer

Amer Krvavac

Amer Krvavac

Project Engineer (Mechanical & Aerospace)

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NameProfessionProfession Group
Krvavac, AmerProject Engineer (Mechanical & Aerospace)Engineering
Ramic, NedretMechanical & Aerospace EngineerEngineering
Rosiek, DenanaElectrical EngineerEngineering
Ismar Sehovic

Ismar Sehovic

Estimating and Pricing Analyst

Tarik Kadric

Tarik Kadric

Account Analyst

Irhad Sehovic

Irhad Sehovic

Financial Analyst

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NameProfessionProfession Group
Hukic, AlmaAccountantFinance/Accounting
Kadric, TarikAccount AnalystFinance
Sehovic, IrhadFinancial AnalystFinance
Sehovic, IsmarEstimating and Pricing AnalystFinance
Dr. Sejla Turnadzic

Dr. Sejla Turnadzic

Medical Resident

Dr. Senija Turan

Dr. Senija Turan

Optometrist

Dr. Esad Kiveric

Dr. Esad Kiveric

Anesthesiologist

Dr. Sanela Begovic

Dr. Sanela Begovic

Chiropractor

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NameProfessionProfession Group
Ademovic, EdinaNurse AnesthetistHealthcare (Doctorate)
Avdic, AdisChiropractor/Business OwnerHealthcare (Doctorate)
Avdovic, HajatFamily Medicine PhysicianHealthcare (Doctorate)
Basic, BenaziraPharmacist (home infusion)Healthcare (Doctorate)
Begovic, SanelaChiropractor/Business OwnerHealthcare (Doctorate)
Dedic, AjlaPharmacist (clinical)Healthcare (Doctorate)
Dervisevic, MatildaMedical StudentHealthcare (Doctorate)
Hasanagic, AdisDentistHealthcare (Doctorate)
Kiveric, EsadAnesthesiologistHealthcare (Doctorate)
Kuzelj, DenisED PhysicianHealthcare (Doctorate)
Omeragic, AdelaPharmacist (retail)Healthcare (Doctorate)
Sadikovic, AzraPharmacist (clinical)Healthcare (Doctorate)
Smajic, NermanaNurse AnesthetistHealthcare (Doctorate)
Turan, SenijaOptometristHealthcare (Doctorate)
Alajbegovic, AjlaDental StudentHealthcare (Doctorate)
Turnadzic, SejlaMedical ResidentHealthcare (Doctorate)
Amina Selimovic

Amina Selimovic

Social Worker

Eldin Kandzetovic

Eldin Kandzetovic

Firefighter/Paramedic

Harisa Hamzagic

Harisa Hamzagic

Advanced Modality Technologist (MRI)

Melisa Husidic

Melisa Husidic

Medical Lab Scientist

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NameProfessionProfession Group
Cokovic, DeniOccupational TherapistHealthcare (Health Sciences)
Dzafic, AjnaCardiac SonographerHealthcare (Health Sciences)
Hadziahmetovic, AlenAdvanced Modality Technologist (CT)Healthcare (Health Sciences)
Hamzagic, HarisaAdvanced Modality Technologist (MRI)Healthcare (Health Sciences)
Hodzic, NadinaCharge Advanced Modality Technologist (MRI/IR)Healthcare (Health Sciences)
Husidic, MelisaMedical Lab ScientistHealthcare (Health Sciences)
Kandzetovic, EldinFirefighter/ ParamedicHealthcare (Health Sciences)
Kostic, SelmaSchool PsychologistHealthcare (Health Sciences)
Mujabasic, AminaSystem EpidemiologistHealthcare (Health Sciences)
Mujanovic, MikiSocial WorkerHealthcare (Health Sciences)
Selimovic, AminaSocial WorkerHealthcare (Health Sciences)
Spahic, EminaMedical Lab ScientistHealthcare (Health Sciences)
Spahic, MehoAdvanced Modality Technologist (CT)Healthcare (Health Sciences)
Ismar Karadzic

Ismar Karadzic

Pharmacy Director

Sumeja Seferovic

Sumeja Seferovic

Rehab Director

Amina Hodzic

Amina Hodzic

Radiology Manager

Nizama Samih

Nizama Samih

Lead Respiratory Therapist

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NameProfessionProfession Group
Hodzic, AminaRadiology ManagerHealthcare (leadership)
Kapic, ErnaComplex Care SupervisorHealthcare (Leadership)
Karadzic, IsmarDirector of PharmacyHealthcare (Leadership)
Samih, NizamaLead Respiratory TherapistHealthcare (leadership)
Seferovic, SumejaDirector of RehabHealthcare (Leadership)
Selimovic, AminaRadiology Program ManagerHealthcare (Leadership)
Behka Mujkic

Behka Mujkic

Nurse (ICU)

Nevresa Prses

Nevresa Prses

Nursing Clinical Specialist

Melisa Mujagic

Melisa Mujagic

Nurse Educator

Sadija Lilic

Sadija Lilic

Nurse (Travel)

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NameProfessionProfession Group
Huskic, NadjaNurse (med surg)Healthcare (Nursing)
Kific, AzraNurse (ICU)Healthcare (Nursing)
Lilic, SadijaNurse (Travel)Healthcare (Nursing)
Mujagic, MelisaNurse EducatorHealthcare (Nursing)
Mujkic, BehkaNurse (ICU)Healthcare (Nursing)
Prses, NevresaNursing Clinical SpecialistHealthcare (Nursing)
Lejla Sarajlic

Lejla Sarajlic

Senior Sales Training Manager

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NameProfessionProfession Group
Sarajlic, LejlaSenior Sales Training ManagerHealthcare (Sales)
Kenan Sahbaz

Kenan Sahbaz

Nurse Practitioner (ENT)

Asmir Selimovic

Asmir Selimovic

Chief Anesthetist

Amela Mustafic

Amela Mustafic

Cardiac Perfusionist

Elvisa Kurtovic

Elvisa Kurtovic

 Nurse Practitioner (Neurosurgery)

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NameProfessionProfession Group
Draganovic, AnelaNurse Practitioner (Primary Care)Healthcare (Mid level)
Fajic, SamraNurse Practitioner (General Medicine)Healthcare (Mid level)
Hasanagic, AminaPhysician Assistant StudentHealthcare (Mid Level)
Junozozvic, AidaPhysician Assistant StudentHealthcare (Mid Level)
Kurtovic, ElvisaNurse Practitioner (neurosurgery)Healthcare (Mid Level)
Masic, VildanaNurse Practitioner (Adult Gerontology Acute Care)Healthcare (Mid level)
Music, AdmirCommunicationHealthcare (Mid level)
Mustafic, AmelaCardiac PerfusionistHealthcare (Mid Level)
Sacic, AldijanaPsychiatric Health Nurse PractitionerHealthcare (Mid Level)
Sahbaz, KenanNurse Practitioner (ENT)Healthcare (Mid Level)
Selimovic, AsmirChief AnesthetistHealthcare (Mid Level)
Emir Muratovic

Emir Muratovic

CyberSecurity Engineer

Amar Masic

Amar Masic

IT Operations Manager

Husein Kopic

Husein Kopic

Lead Software Engineer

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NameProfessionProfession Group
Dizdarevic, DanielWebsite DesignIT
Kopic, HuseinLead Software EngineerIT
Kreho, AlenIntermediate CS and Tech AgentIT
Masic, AmarIT Operations ManagerIT
Muratovic, EmirCyberSecurity EngineerIT
Ira Trako

Ira Trako

Law Professor

Najla Hasic

Najla Hasic

Attorney (Federal Court)

Selma Mujanovic

Selma Mujanovic

Attorney (Workman’s Comp)

Selma Cordic

Selma Cordic

Attorney (Litigator)

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NameProfessionProfession Group
Cordic, SamraAttorney (Litigator)Law
Hasic, NajlaAttorney (Federal Court)Law
Mujanovic, SelmaAttorney (Workman's Comp)Law
Trako, IraLaw ProfessorLaw
Amina Kopic-Osmanovic

Amina Kopic-Osmanovic

Marketing Coordinator

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NameProfessionProfession Group
Kopic-Osmanovic, AminaMarketing CoordinatorMarketing
Irfan Hodzic

Irfan Hodzic

Research and Development Scientist

Medina Hasanagic

Medina Hasanagic

Associate Consultant

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NameProfessionProfession Group
Hasanagic, MedinaAssociate ConsultantResearch
Hodzic, IrfanResearch and Development ScientistResearch
Edin Nalic

Edin Nalic

Restaurant Owner

Ermin Grbic

Ermin Grbic

Restaurant/Event Space Owner

Merim Sibic

Merim Sibic

Trucking/Logistics Company Business Owner

Almira Babahmetovic

Almira Babahmetovic

Hair Salon Owner

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NameProfessionProfession Group
Ahmetovic-Hodzic, AjlaVisual Contect Specialist/PhotographerSmall Business Ownership
Babahmetovic, AlmiraHair Salon ownerSmall Business Ownership
Catak, JasminaDessert Restaurant business ownerSmall Business Ownership
Cirkic, AmarReal Estate Business OwnerSmall Business Ownership
Durakovic, EminaDOT Safety ProviderSmall Business Ownership
Fejzic, BehijaTravel Business OwnerSmall Business Ownership
Grbic, ErminRestaurant/ Event Space Business OwnerSmall Business Ownership
Gromilic, ZlatkaHair StylistSmall Business Ownership
Hadzic, AldinOwner of Black Stone Transportation and BH XpressSmall Business Ownership
Huskic, NermanaNon Profit Organization OwnerSmall Business Ownership
Karajic, AdoTrucking/Logistics Company Business OwnerSmall Business Ownership
Meskovic, AzurReal Estate Business OwnerSmall Business Ownership
Nalic, EdinRestaurant OwnerSmall Business Ownership
Niksic, ElvisReal Estate Business OwnerSmall Business Ownership
Osmanovic, EminaSpa Business OwnerSmall Business Ownership
Pahratovic, BelmaReal Estate Business OwnerSmall Business Ownership
Pasic, AdinaHairstylistSmall Business Ownership
Pelja, EminaClothing brand ownerSmall Business Ownership
Ramic, JasminaReal Estate Business OwnerSmall Business Ownership
Jahic, AmiraAJ Wellness Pharmacy OwnerSmall Business Ownership
Seferovic, LejlaStaging/Interior Design Company OwnerSmall Business Ownership
Sibic, MerimTrucking/Logistics Company Business OwnerSmall Business Ownership
Amer Iriskic

Amer Iriskic

Influencer/Content Creater

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NameProfessionProfession Group
Iriskic, AmerInfluencer/Content CreaterSocial Media
Elvir Kafedzic

Elvir Kafedzic

Professional Soccer Coach/Business Owner

Ado Jahic

Ado Jahic

Professional Soccer Player/Coach

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NameProfessionProfession Group
Jahic, AdoProfessional Soccer Player/CoachSports Leadership
Kafedzic, ElvirProfessional Soccer Coach/Business OwnerSports Leadership

Success Stories

Elma Sahbaz

Elma Sahbaz

While in school to become a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner I struggled finding preceptors. I emailed and talked directly to countless Psychiatrists and Nurse Practitioners. I was so discouraged and stressed out. I thought this would set me back in school. But then you guys featured Aldijana Sacic as a mentor. I contacted her for advice. She was able to be my preceptor as well as help me get in contact with other preceptors. Not only was she my mentor through school but she is now my colleague and a lifelong friend. I am forever thankful for meeting her.
Amina Spijodic

Amina Spijodic

Moving back to Saint Louis after 5 years away, I had no healthcare connections and was in desperate need for preceptors for my Nurse Practitioner program. I found your page and messaged many of the nurse practitioners you guys posted and they helped lead me in the right direction! Thank you so much for helping me when I needed it the most.

Almedin Sahbaz

Almedin Sahbaz

After I graduated nursing school back in May, I was unsure of what I wanted my future to look like. I knew I wanted to further my education but wasn’t sure what route to take.

I attended the STLBAC physician panel event that took place over the summer and met a resident physician who had recently graduated at the University of Sarajevo – Faculty of Medicine. Through his help and guidance, I was able to sign up for medical school back home in Bosnia. I started in October and it has been a great experience so far.

Attending that one meeting (which happened to be the first and only STLBAC event I had ever attended) changed my life, and for that l will forever be grateful.

Lejla Ugarak

Lejla Ugarak

I first learned about STLBAC through Dr. Alagic last year while I was the president of the Bosnian Club at SLU. She explained to me the purpose of the organization and I quickly realized it was a brilliant idea that would help so many Balkan-Americans, including myself. I had always felt at a disadvantage like many other first-generation college students, but especially those that are the children of immigrants or immigrants themselves. Prior to STLBAC, I was a pre-med student who had done very little shadowing due to lack of connections with physicians nearby. I was able to go on the STLBAC Instagram and get into contact with doctors willing to help, like Dr. Esad Kiveric. I also met and learned about the field of Perfusion for the first time ever at a physician panel hosted by STLBAC during the summer. There I started a conversation with Amela Turnadzic, who is the Assistant Chief of Perfusion at BJC, and she was kind enough to let me shadow and I learned just how cool Perfusion actually is. After that, I applied to the Perfusion program at McGovern Medical School and have been invited to interview with them. I’m very grateful to STLBAC for how much they’ve already helped me, because without them, I would have never learned about perfusion. But even more broadly, they are an invaluable resource for students to turn to for mentors, as well as support in their careers from professionals in our community who want to help the next generation succeed. None of this would be possible without the mentors who are willing to dedicate their time with the goal of passing on their knowledge, making it so much easier for the students now than it was for them. And of course, a special thank you to the three women who started it all.

Amina Hasanagic

Amina Hasanagic

Entering a graduate-level medical program was not only daunting due to the difficulty of the program itself, but also the financial constraint that it puts on its students who are strongly advised against working while in the program. Without any source of income, we are expected to take out loans for tuition and living expenses (technology, books, housing, food, etc) for 3 years. With letters of recommendation from 2 mentors I met through STLBAC, I applied for a federally funded full tuition scholarship and received the news that I was accepted. Out of thousands of applicants in the United States, less than 100 were chosen and I recognize and am grateful for the advantage that these mentors provided me in this pursuit. This scholarship allows me to focus on my studies with no financial burden, as it provides me with a full ride and monthly educational stipend.

Admir Music

Admir Music

My passion for medicine started at a young age. While I was in high school, my dad was in a near fatal accident and I quickly learned about and managed his medical care. This personal experience initiated my interest in medicine, but the only path I was aware of was medical school. Through a post on STLBAC, I found Asmir Selimovic, an anesthesiologist assistant in St. Louis. I reached out to him, shadowed, and spent time learning about the profession. I am now in my first year of AA school and am extremely grateful for the opportunity STLBAC granted me to find my dream career!