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

WISH Membership 

Board Members

Rebecca Ailes-Fine, Emeritus
Oonagh Boppart, Emeritus
Julie Lavidge, Emeritus
Suzanne Hensing, Past Chair
Debbie Lentsch, Secretary
Linda Mueller, Member at Large
Kathy Wills, Treasurer

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

Honorary Members

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


Amanda Adams
Rebecca Ailes-Fine
Janna Assar, MD
Christy Atler
Natalie Atri
Marion Auray
Carrie Bach
Christine Bacome
Connie Binns
Connie Boker
Kathy Bollinger
Jana Brady
Tonya Brownell
Debra Burruel
Sue Calvin
Diane Cantile
Vicky Cassabaum
Claudia Clair
Kelly Cornelius
Pat Crist
Heather Danielson
Jill Duckett
Emily Ellis
Ardie Evans 
Amy Flood
Karen Foss
Maria Gibson, MD
Judi Goldfader
Terri Gould
Kathleen Graham
Jan Grote
Sharon Harper
Betsy Hearn
Christina Hefter
Suzanne Hensing
Melissa Herbst-Kralovetz, Ph.D. 
Suzi Hilton
Erica Illium
Kathy Jensen

Julie Johnson
Elissa Kelly
Shannon King
Phyllis Kirk
Stacy Klibanoff
Tanya Kne, MD
Amy Kovarcik
Jean Lance
Jessica Langbaum, Ph.D.
Grace Lau
Deborah Lentsch
Brianna Lentsch
Alison Lewis
Lynette Livesay
Dylon MacEachran
Shelly Massingale
Susan McKenzie
Elizabeth McQueary
Kimberly McVeigh
Monique Millon
Adrienne Cecilia
Linda Mueller
Heather Mulder
Candace Napier
Carol Norman
Mary Patino
Carlette Patterson
Sarah Payne, DO
Jenny Pena
Katie Penkoff
Amy Perry
Andy Kramer Petersen
Jennifer Rawicz
Julia Reinink
Kandis Richardson
Neychelle Rocca
Merle Rosskam
Joette Schmidt


Natasha Schnaitmann
Meghan Shapiro
Tiffani Shaw
Ina Smeets-Kort
Mary Joy Stead
Lisa Stone
Jo Taulbee-Flittie
Heidi Teets
Nancy Teets
Amanda Thatcher
Barbara Thompson
Alisa Timm
Monica Torres
Mollie Trivers
Rachael Vasko
Sheryl von Blucher
Debra Wickman, MD
Kathy Wills
Cathy Woods
Nancy Zismann