Women Investing in Science & Health

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), formerly known as WISP, is a membership-based philanthropic affinity group that supports, enhances and advances science and health care delivery. In partnership with Banner Health, we offer trusted evidence-based education and leading-edge information to women who are looking to provide quality healthcare options for themselves, their families and their networks.

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

Founding Members

Rebecca Ailes-Fine
Oonagh Boppart
Julie Lavidge

Board Members

Suzanne Hensing, Board Chair
Lois Zachary, Secretary
Joette Schmidt, Treasurer
Alison Lewis, Membership
Phyllis Kirk, Events
Judi Goldfader, Events
Stacy Klibanoff, Member at Large

Honorary Members

Robin Blackstone, MD
Kathy Bollinger
Janna Hami, MD
Melissa Herbst-Kralovetz, PhD
Jennifer Huberty, PhD
Sarah Payne, DO
Lurlyn Pero, MD
Debra Wickman, MD
Tamara Zach, MD


Natalie Atri
Missy Anderson
Marion Auray
Connie Binns
Connie Boker
Tracy Burns
Diane Cantile
Kelly Cornelius
Lauren Crawford
Ardie Evans
Amy Flood
BJ Freeman
Ginger Gipson 
Stephanie Goodman
Sara Gordon
Terri Gould
Kathleen Graham
Meighan Harahan
Sharon Harper
Shari Hilton
Suzi Hilton
Elissa Kelly

Gretchen Kinsella
Deborah Lentsch
Dylon MacEachran
Linda Mueller
Rachel Nicholas
Carol Norman
Laura Pasqualone
Andy Kramer Petersen
Helene Presutti
Neychelle Rocca
Hazel Richards
Michelle Schechner
Ina Smeets-Kort
Mary Joy Stead
Jennifer Stockhill
Jo Taulbee-Flittie
Heidi Teets
Nancy Teets
Amanda Thatcher
Barbara Thompson
Alisa Timm

Mollie Trivers
Sheryl von Blucher
Beth Whiteley 
Kathy Wills