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WHEC Speakers & Events

Each Women's Health and Empowerment Circle event features a speaker who is an expert in their field.

Click below to view a list and contact information for each of our past speakers!

WHEC Speakers 

Upcoming Event:

Wednesday, October 25th
Success thru Style at Cyndy Porter's Studio
Hosted by Mary Sue Dahill


Support the Hospital

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.

2017 Funding Priorities

Each year, WHEC selects new fundraising priorities that provide women with knowledge about keeping themselves and their families happy and healthy. In 2017, WHEC is raising funds to support Virginia Hospital Center’s Cardiology Program through the construction of the new Structural Heart Lab to ensure that patients continue to receive the highest quality of care, now and in the future. Contributions will support:

  • Construction of the Structural Heart Lab that will offer new and expanded treatment options for cardiac conditions, including transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)
  • Training medical staff
  • Patient education about treatment options for structural heart disease

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
  • Margaret Dennin
  • Janice Fitzgibbon
  • Betsy Frantz
  • Marybeth Fraser
  • Danine Fresch Gray
  • Nora Garrote
  • Erica Gasparott
  • Lorna Gladstone
  • Kathy Gordon
  • Denise Hanna
  • Corey Hinderstein
  • Kathy Lash
  • Diane Lewis
  • Tracy Lower
  • Sheyrl Mcgrath
  • Cynthia Miller
  • Michelle Monnett
  • Kathleen Montgomery
  • Kathy Neal
  • Andrea Nordell
  • 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
  • Jeanne Williams
  • Juliana Yaskin
  • Rochelle Zohn
  • Michelle Zook

Friends of WHEC

  • Sheri Abrams
  • Jo Ann Allen
  • Meryl Barofsky
  • Deborah Baum
  • Carole Bergin
  • Bluemercury, Inc.
  • Kathleen Blatchley
  • Emily Boland
  • Kimberly Briggs
  • Alison Butler
  • Caring Matters Home Care
  • Jacqueline Curay
  • Mary Davis
  • Josephine Dockery
  • Amy Dodds
  • Kelly Ferris
  • Hillary Feuchtbaum
  • Denise Freeman
  • Allie Gold
  • Lucile Gordon
  • Suzanne Griesmer
  • Amy Hauser
  • Nicole Kirby
  • Barbara Klausner
  • Elizabeth Konya
  • Lori Lenehan
  • Paige McKenzie
  • Catherine Meek
  • Tracy Mustin
  • Northside Social Coffee & Wine
  • Sherri Pellegrino
  • Pamela Poth
  • Wilma Probst Levy
  • Sharon Olbeter
  • Heather O'Malley
  • Lisa Reed
  • Robert W. Baird & Co., Inc.
  • Anita Rogers
  • Sidney Simmonds
  • Susan Wallace
  • 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
  • Erica Gasparott, Co-Chair
  • Jessica Pannell, Conway & Pannell, PLLC, Co-Chair
  • Maria Canter, MD
  • Alissa Curry Briggs, FVCbank
  • Mary Sue Dahill
  • Janice Fitzgibbon
  • Marybeth Fraser, Keller Williams Realty
  • Betsy Frantz, Leadership Arlington
  • Danine Fresch Gray, DDS, Clarendon Dental Arts
  • Denise Hanna
  • Kathy Lash
  • Susanne Lashgari-Prather, MD
  • Cynthia Miller, ACC Principle, Purposeful Solutions, LLC
  • Kathleen Montgomery, The Chertoff Group
  • Kathy Neal
  • Susan Pascocello
  • Nancy Popovich, The Popovich Financial Group at Baird
  • Paula Poskon
  • Nancy Powers Perry
  • Julie Shane
  • Joann Tobin
  • Angie Wilcox

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