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Virginia Hospital Center Foundation’s Women’s Health and Empowerment Circle engages and inspires women to support excellent medical care, advanced medical technologies and the best options for child, senior and women’s healthcare. WHEC members support critical areas of Virginia Hospital Center and help to advance its mission to be the Best Hospital.

The Women’s Health and Empowerment Circle (WHEC) is a collection of dedicated women who value community and want to ensure access to the best medical care is available to everyone through support for Virginia Hospital Center and its programs.

2016 Funding Priorities

Each year, WHEC selects new fundraising priorities that provide women with knowledge about keeping themselves and their families happy and healthy. In 2016, WHEC is raising funds to support Virginia Hospital Center’s Advanced Robotic Surgery to ensure that patients have access to this program, now and in the future. Contributions will support:

  • New robotic arms for the da Vinci Si robotic surgery systems
  • Training and recertification of medical staff for the advanced surgery program
  • Help close the reimbursement gap to encourage more robotic surgeries

WHEC Membership

Joining the Women’s Health and Empowerment Circle is possible with your gift of $1,000 to Virginia Hospital Center, and your pledge of support at that level over 5 years. You may designate your gift to support any Virginia Hospital Center area or program. Your support can make a real difference!

To see all of our supporters, please click on the link below to expand or collapse:

Our Supporters

WHEC Members

  • Sharon Bartholomew
  • Maria Canter
  • Carol Caparosa
  • Melissa Crowe
  • Alissa Curry Briggs
  • Karen Dedon
  • Janice Fitzgibbon
  • Betsy Frantz
  • Marybeth Fraser
  • Danine Fresch Gray
  • Nora Garrote
  • Erica Gasparott
  • Kathy Gordon
  • Denise Hanna
  • Corey Hinderstein
  • Kathy Lash
  • Sheyrl Mcgrath
  • Cynthia Miller
  • Kathleen Montgomery
  • Jessica Pannell
  • Susan Pascocello
  • Nancy Perry
  • Nancy Popovich
  • Paula Poskon
  • Susanne Prather
  • Natalie Roy
  • Patricia Seale
  • Julie Shane
  • Nancy Snell
  • Susan Snell
  • Mary Sue Dahill
  • Joann Tobin
  • Susan Wallace
  • Angie Wilcox
  • Juliana Yaskin
  • Rochelle Zohn
  • Michelle Zook

Friends of WHEC

  • Sheri Abrams
  • Jo Ann Allen
  • Meryl Barofsky
  • Deborah Baum
  • Kathleen Blatchley
  • Bluemercury, Inc.
  • Emily Boland
  • Alison Butler
  • Caring Matters Home Care
  • Jacqueline Curay
  • Mary Davis
  • Josephine Dockery
  • Kelly Ferris
  • Hillary Feuchtbaum
  • Denise Freeman
  • Lorna Gladstone
  • Jack Gordon
  • Suzanne Griesmer
  • Amy Hauser
  • William Johnson
  • Nicole Kirby
  • Barbara Klausner
  • Elizabeth Konya
  • Paige McKenzie
  • Catherine Meek
  • Tracy Mustin
  • Northside Social Coffee & Wine
  • Sharon Olbeter
  • Sherri Pellegrino
  • Pamela Poth
  • Wilma Probst Levy
  • Lisa Reed
  • Robert W. Baird & Co., Inc.
  • Sidney Simmonds
  • Michele Werner
  • Lori Wertz

Member Benefits

  • The knowledge that you are empowering and educating women about healthcare
  • Recognition in Virginia Hospital Center’s Wall of Honor and the Virginia Hospital Center Foundation website
  • Invitations to WHEC educational and social events
  • Opportunities to engage with Hospital leaders, doctors, and volunteers
  • Assistance with making your Hospital visit as worry-free as possible

Educational & Social Events

Ghouls Night Out, Love Your Heart, Love Your Skin

Join WHEC Today!

For more information, contact Bridget Hayden, Donor Relations Officer, Virginia Hospital Center Foundation


Advisory Board
  • Jessica Pannell, Conway & Pannell, PLLC, Co-Chair
  • Nancy Popovich, Popovich Financial Group at Baird, Co-Chair
  • Maria Canter, MD
  • Alissa Curry Briggs, FVCbank
  • Janice Fitzgibbon
  • Marybeth Fraser, Keller Willaims Realty
  • Betsy Frantz, Leadership Arlington
  • Danine Fresch Gray, DDS, Clarendon Dental Arts
  • Erica Gasparott
  • Corey Hinderstein, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Kathy Lash
  • Susanne Lashgari-Prather, MD
  • Cynthia Miller, ACC Principle, Purposeful Solutions, LLC
  • Kathleen Montgomery, The Chertoff Group
  • Susan Pascocello
  • Paula Poskon
  • Nancy Powers Perry
  • Julie Shane
  • Joann Tobin
  • Angie Wilcox

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