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.

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 comprhensive Women's Health offering at the hospital, serving the needs of women in Santa Cruz County. 

WoW is a giving society, requesting a minimum committment 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 Samantha.Polizzi@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 submited to the Foundation office. 

Women of Wellness Council Members

Renee Aispuro Gonzalez

Jane Alexander

Toby Alexander

Kalena Allard

Valerie Benito

Maureen Benito

Carol Berman

Janet Berry

Laura Bogaard

Beth Burroughs Abidi, MD

Linda Calciano, PhD

Marilyn Calciano

Marina Camarlinghi

Gail Carhart-Scofield

Ginny Clark

Elizabeth Clifton-Doolin

Cathy Conway

Mary Culley

Sonya Drottar

Robbie Dunton

Sandra Eldridge

Michele Fahrner

Kathleen Finnigan

Edna Gaub

Karen Gosling

Beverly Grova


Deidre Hamilton

Tiffany Hammer

Janie Hanson

Bette Harken

Ciara Harraher, MD

Stefanie Hatfield, MD

Carlene Hawksley, MD

Chris Homan

Carolyn Hyatt

Anne-Marie Jackson, MD

Julie Jaffe, MD

Judy Johnson

Mary Anne Kramer-Urner

Patty Kubo Lezin, MD

Alexis Lane, MD, FACS

Monie Lazalde

Lynsey Leon

Carol Lezin

Anne Lindberg

Mary Rose Mackenzie

Susan MacMillan

Chris Maffia

Amy McMullen, MD

Nanette Mickiewicz, MD

Julie Miller

Velma Morena


Rochelle Nations

Allison Niday

Anissa Novak

Earleen Overend

Erica Padilla-Chavez

Betty Patten

Julie Peterson

Elizabeth Rafietari

Linda Roberts

Barbara Jo Rodrigues

Mary Russell

Marilyn Sandow

Julie Scurfield

Cynthia Sekkel

Margie Sisk

Allison Smith

Ginny Solari Mazry

Shaina Sweet

Angela Terra

Sienna Titen, MD

Jackie Tucker

Rachel Wedeen

Sharon Willoughby

Sue Wilson

Nancy Woolf