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

WISH Membership | annual investment $1,000

  • 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). 

Turquoise Membership | annual investment $1,500

  • In addition to the membership benefits, enjoy a curated Banner "white coat" experience of your choosing based on your interests in medicine. These experiences may include meet and greets with a Banner physician, tours of world-class programs, and "behind the scenes" hospital experiences.

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



Board Members

Alison Lewis, Board Chair
Alisa Timm, Treasurer/Marketing
Debbie Lentsch, Secretary
Janna Assar, MD, Events
Phyllis Kirk, Events
Kathy Wills, Membership
Judi Goldfader, Nominating Committee
Suzanne Hensing, Past Chair
Stephanie Goodman, Member at Large
Linda Mueller, Member at Large
Rebecca Ailes-Fine, Emeritus
Julie Lavidge, Emeritus

In loving memory of Oonagh Boppart, Chair Emeritus