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

Join or Sponsor WIP

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

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

Join Us

For more information on Women in Philanthropy and to get involved, contact Carina Pascual at [email protected] or 571-319-4504.

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

2021 Meeting Dates

  • March 25
  • May 27
  • August 26
  • December 9

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