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
Joette Schmidt, Treasurer
Alison Lewis, Membership
Phyllis Kirk, Events
Judi Goldfader, Events
Alisa Timm, Marketing
Janna Assar, M.D., Member at Large
Lurlyn Pero, M.D., Member at Large

Honorary Members

Kathy Bollinger
Jenna Buchanan, M.D.
Janna Assar, M.D.
Melissa Herbst-Kralovetz, Ph.D.
Heather Mulder
Sarah Payne, D.O.
Lurlyn Pero, M.D.
Rena Szabo, Psy.D.
Tamara Zach, M.D.


Missy Anderson
Natalie Atri
Marion Auray
Connie Binns
Connie Boker
Tracy Burns
Tonya Brownell
Diane Cantile
Pat Crist
Kelly Cornelius
Lauren Crawford
Ardie Evans
Amy Flood
BJ Freeman
Ginger Gipson 
Stephanie Goodman
Sara Gordon
Terri Gould
Kathleen Graham
Sharon Harper
Shari Hilton
Suzi Hilton
Kathy Jensen
Elissa Kelly
Gretchen Kinsella
Stacy Klibanoff
Jessica Langbaum, Ph.D.
Julie Lavidge
Deborah Lentsch
Elizabeth McQueary

Dylon MacEachran
Monique Millon
Linda Mueller
Rachel Nicholas
Carol Norman
Laura Pasqualone
Amy Perry
Andy Kramer Petersen
Helene Presutti
Jennifer Rawicz
Hazel Richards
Neychelle Rocca
Merle Rosskam
Kathryn Serrano
Ina Smeets-Kort
Mary Joy Stead
Jennifer Stockhill
Jo Taulbee-Flittie
Heidi Teets
Nancy Teets
Amanda Thatcher
Barbara Thompson
Mollie Trivers
Sheryl von Blucher
Beth Whiteley 
Debra Wickman, M.D.
Kathy Wills