Women in Philanthropy

Mission and Goals

The mission of Women in Philanthropy (WIP) is to match the values and life experiences of diverse women across generations who are invested in the PA profession and healthcare with the mission of the PA Foundation. Women in Philanthropy provides women with opportunities to network, volunteer, lead and financially invest in the programs of the PA Foundation.

Goals:

  • Inspire and mentor women to engage in philanthropy​
  • Educate others about the PA Foundation​
  • Share the good work of the PA Foundation in social media and at events like state conferences​
  • Highlight female PAs making a difference in healthcare and their communities​
  • Volunteer to support the PA Foundation​
  • Donate to and fundraise for the mission of the PA Foundation

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Note from Our Chair

Welcome to Women in Philanthropy (WIP)! You are here at a good time – our network is in its infancy, and we’re excited to come together and work toward our mission of inspiring women PAs, our friends, and PA advocates to become volunteers and philanthropists. We’re also working to educate people about the PA Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the PA profession.

Did you realize women now make up almost 70% of the PA profession? Our goal is to establish a giving circle of women dedicated to philanthropy and united by an interest in mentoring others. By joining WIP, we hope you will find a warm and inviting environment with like-minded women who share a similar interest in philanthropic giving and the impact we can have on healthcare in the communities PAs work, live, and serve within.

We provide our network with quarterly learning programming and a newsletter. As we move out of the pandemic, we’re eager to begin social and networking opportunities. Please take a look at our meeting schedule below. We’re meeting virtually for now, but look forward to coordinating activities at upcoming state and national conferences in the future.

Let us know how we can assist you in your philanthropic endeavors in the PA world. We hope you’ll become a part of our network and help us in our efforts to harness the power we have to do good works while leading by example and serving as mentors to future leaders.

Agnes Compagnone, DMSc, PA-C
Chair, Women in Philanthropy

Lead Mentors*

Lead mentors are dedicated voting members who embody the spirit of Women in Philanthropy. Lead mentors inspire and mentor women to engage in philanthropy, while simultaneously highlighting female PAs making a difference in healthcare and in their communities.

Lead mentors are volunteers who fundraise for, educate about, and raise awareness of the mission and work of the PA Foundation.

Jennifer Barnett Yolonda F. Freeman-Hildreth Diana Noller
Katie Beaudoin Lisa Gables Josanne K. Pagel
Kara Caruthers Debi Gerbert Lynette Sappe-Watkins
Agnes M. Compagnone Bethany Grubb Kathy Scarbalis
Jennifer Coombs Robin Nefirteria Hunter Buskey Jennifer A. Snyder
Linda Delaney Catherine R. Judd Jacqueline J. Spiegel
Michelle DiBaise Melodie Kolmetz Michel Statler
Carla C. Duryee Grace P. Landel Carolyn Telford
Elizabeth Eldakar Cynthia Lord Tamara Thorn
Mary P. Ettari Stephanie McGilvray Kim Zuber
Lara Francisco Deanna Najera

Friends*

Friends are dedicated supporters who embody the spirit of Women in Philanthropy. Friends inspire women to engage in philanthropy, while simultaneously highlighting female PAs making a difference in healthcare and in their communities.

Friends are engaged volunteers who fundraise for, educate about, and raise awareness of the mission and work of the PA Foundation.

Raquelle Akavan Kaci Hardsock Joy A. Moverley
Adrian Banning Kristine M. Healy Candice Oberlies
Lane Bower Kasaundra Heiberger Veronica Padilla
Candra Carr Josie Hunt Ashley Ramos
Nicole Cowette Laura Katers Linda Jean Sekhon
Lauren Dobbs Dawn Labarbera Julie Solomon
Dana Domer Darcie Larimore-Arenas Skylar Stewart-Clark
Carla Dormeus Lisa Longoria Erin Thompson
Melanie Ellis Andrea Lowe Megan Verdoni
Marcie Fitzgerald Jazmine Mayfield Rachel Weinzimmer
Kathryn Ganser Barbara Miller Courtney Wilke
Jamie Gibbons Janith Mills Cassandra Yusz
Pamela Gregory-Fernandez Eva Montes

Join Us

For more information on Women in Philanthropy and to get involved, contact Emily Hincher at [email protected] or 571-319-4415.

Women in Philanthropy members will receive a branded mask, while supplies last.

2022 Meeting Dates

  • March 31, 7-8 p.m. ET
  • May 23 – Women in Philanthropy Reception at AAPA 2022, 5-6 p.m. (Indianapolis)
  • August 25, 7-8 p.m. ET
  • December 8, 7-8 p.m. ET

*Mentors and Friends will be updated on a monthly basis.