Women of Wellness (WoW) Council

The Women of Wellness Council was formed to provide education, input, and financial resources for new and existing women's health services at Dominican Hospital.


Women of Wellness Council


Reflecting the history and mission of Dominican Hospital, WoW will emulate the history of the hospitals all female founders and leaders, by modeling the giving, compassion, friendship, and courage and perseverance demonstrated over the years. By working to improve existing, and adding new services aligned with the hospital's goals and directions, the organization's goal will be to support a comprehensive Women's Health offering at the hospital, serving the needs of women in Santa Cruz County. 

WoW is a giving society, requesting a minimum commitment of $1000 per year from its members. The council will meet two to three times annually to learn more about Dominican Hospital's current women's health services, identify and understand the need for new or improved programs, equipment, facilities, and foster relationships. In addition to education and socialization, the membership will vote on funding essential technologies or needed programs and services. 

For more information or to request a hospital tour, please email Alexandra.VanZanen@DignityHealth.org or call the Foundation at 831.462.7712. If you are interested in joining as a member of WoW, the pledge form may be downloaded here to be submitted to the Foundation office. 

Women of Wellness Council Members 

(As of 10/1/2020)


Allison Niday, Chair

Toby Alexander, Vice Chair

Renee Aispuro Gonzalez

Jane Alexander 

Kalena Allard 

Valerie Benito 

Maureen Benito 

Carol Berman 

Vania Bernatsky, NP

Janet Berry 

Bridget Binko 

Laura Bogaard 

Suzie Bogaard 

Sandra Brackle

Beth Burroughs Abidi, MD

Marilyn Calciano 

Gail Carhart-Scofield 

Ginny Clark 

Cathy Conway 

Sonya Drottar 

Robbie Dunton 

Sandra Eldridge 

Michele Fahrner 

Kathleen Finnigan 

Norma Gintert




Karen Gosling 

Beverly Grova 

Tiffany Hammer 

Betty Harken

Ciara Harraher, MD

Stefanie Hatfield, MD

Carlene Hawksley, MD

Dominique Hollister  

Carolyn Hyatt 

Anne-Marie Jackson, MD

Julie Jaffe, MD 

Judy Johnson 

Mary Anne Kramer-Urner

Alexis Lane, MD, FACS

Angela Lazalde 

Patty Kubo Lezin, MD

Carol Lezin 

Anne Lindberg 

Mary Rose Mackenzie

Susan MacMillan 

Chris Maffia 

Martha McCoy

Amy McMullen, MD

Nanette Mickiewicz, MD

Julie Miller 





Velma Morena 

Rochelle Nations

Anissa Novak 

Earleen Overend 

Betty Patten 

Julie Peterson

Sally Redemann-Knowles

Linda Roberts 

Mary Russell 

Julie Scurfield 

Cynthia Sekkel 

Margie Sisk 

Allison Smith 

Ginny Solari Mazry

Angela Terra 

Sienna Titen, MD 

Jackie Tucker 

Rachel Wedeen  

Jill Wilson

Sue Wilson 

Nancy Woolf