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)! Our mission is to inspire women to become volunteers and philanthropists and to educate people about the PA Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the PA profession. Women now constitute almost 70% of the PA population. 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 through the clinical expertise of PAs. We will provide our members with periodic social and learning opportunities. Please take a look at our goals and upcoming program and let us know how we can assist you in your philanthropic endeavors in the PA world. We hope you’ll help us enhance our efforts to harness the power we have to do good works while leading by example and serving as mentors to future leaders.

Mary Ettari, MPH, PA
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.

Katie Beaudoin
Kara Caruthers
Agnes M. Compagnone
Linda Delaney
Michelle DiBaise
Carla C. Duryee
Mary P. Ettari
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
Kim Zuber

Members*

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

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

Lane Bower
Nicole Cowette
Lauren Dobbs
Dana Domer
Carla Dormeus
Melanie Ellis
Marcie Fitzgerald
Kathryn Ganser
Jamie Gibbons
Kaci Hardsock
Kristine M. Healy
Dawn Labarbera
Lisa Longoria
Andrea Lowe
Janith Mills
Eva Montes
Ashley Ramos
Linda Jean Sekhon
Julie Solomon
Erin Thompson
Megan Verdoni
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 27
  • December 9

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