Women Investing in Science & Health (WISH)

In collaboration with Banner Health,
WISH provides education and
philanthropic support focusing
on women’s and family health.

About WISH

Women Investing in Science & Health (WISH) is a premier organization of women leaders providing philanthropic support to Banner Health and leading-edge educational programs using evidence-based research to promote and enhance women’s and families’ health and wellness.

Download a flyer about WISH.

WISH Vision

WISH is a highly regarded affinity group of women leaders in Arizona that promotes and supports women’s and family health by offering evidence-based research, trusted resources and leading-edge, educational opportunities.


WISH Impact

Each year members vote to fund one or more innovative and leading edge program that directly impacts women and their families within our community.

WISH Membership

Included in your $1,000 annual investment:

  • Educational sessions with experts in medicine, health care, and biomedical research
  • Vote to fund programs at WISH Investment meeting
  • Invitations to all WISH luncheons, educational sessions and special events throughout the year
  • Invitations to private members-only events
  • Access to the powerful community of women and Banner Health medical experts
  • Invitations to Banner Health Foundation signature events
  • WISH quarterly e-newsletter (download the latest issue here). 

Join us! Make your $1,000 annual investment and become a member at give.bannerhealth.com/WISH

WISH Membership 

Board Members

Rebecca Ailes-Fine, Emeritus
Oonagh Boppart, Emeritus
Julie Lavidge, Emeritus
Suzanne Hensing, Board Chair
Debbie Lentsch, Secretary
Kathy Wills, Treasurer

Alison Lewis, Membership
Phyllis Kirk, Events
Judi Goldfader, Events
Janna Assar, MD, Events
Alisa Timm, Marketing

Honorary Members

Kathy Bollinger
Melissa Herbst-Kralovetz, Ph.D.
Heather Mulder


Christy Atler
Natalie Atri
Marion Auray
Connie Binns
Connie Boker
Tonya Brownell
Debra Burruel
Sue Calvin
Diane Cantile
Claudia Clair
Kelly Cornelius
Pat Crist
Jill Duckett
Ardie Evans
Amy Flood
Maria Gibson, MD
Stephanie Goodman
Terri Gould
Kathleen Graham
Jan Grote
Sharon Harper
Betsy Hearn
Suzi Hilton
Kathy Jensen
Julie Johnson
Elissa Kelly
Stacy Klibanoff
Jessica Langbaum, Ph.D.
Grace Lau
Brianna Lentsch

Dylon MacEachran
Elizabeth McQueary
Dylon MacEachran
Monique Millon
Linda Mueller
Carol Norman
Mary Patino
Sarah Payne, DO
Jenny Pena
Amy Perry
Andy Kramer Petersen
Jennifer Rawicz
Neychelle Rocca
Merle Rosskam
Joette Schmidt
Natasha Schnaitmann
Tiffani Shaw
Ina Smeets-Kort
Mary Joy Stead
Lisa Stone
Jo Taulbee-Flittie
Heidi Teets
Nancy Teets
Amanda Thatcher
Barbara Thompson
Monica Torres
Mollie Trivers
Sheryl von Blucher
Debra Wickman, MD
Cathy Woods