WHC Advisory Board Members, Dr. Eileen O’Grady, Bergitta Cotroneo, and Denise Hanna


The Women’s Health Circle (WHC) works to empower the health of the community through educational forums and ongoing conversation. WHC members support Virginia Hospital Center through their personal fundraising and outreach efforts.

The Women’s Health Circle is led by an Advisory Board, which is composed of active and dedicated WHC members and steered by Co-Chairs.

WHC Advisory Board Member and 2019 Co-Chair, Nancy Perry


Women’s Health Circle members commit to supporting Virginia Hospital Center by pledging $5,000 or more, to be paid over a period of five years.

An exclusive benefit to members is an invitation to bi-annual Salons, where a discussion on a female-focused health topic is led by a Virginia Hospital Center Provider. Members are also recognized on the Hospital's Wall of Philanthropy in the Waterfall Atrium.


Funding Priority

The dollars raised through membership are directed towards a specific Hospital priority voted on by WHC members.

In January 2018 it was voted that for the following three years (2018 - 2020), WHC’s funds would be directed to the expansion of the Women’s Imaging Center in the new Outpatient Pavilion.

WHC Advisory Board

  • Amanda Henneberg, Co-Chair
  • Cynthia Miller, Co-Chair
  • Donna Alpi
  • Katy Banks
  • Deb Brennan
  • Bergitta Cotroneo
  • Tracy Donley
  • Marybeth Fraser
  • Danine Fresch Gray, DDS


  • Janice Fitzgibbon
  • Denise Hanna
  • Beth Larson
  • Katy Montgomery
  • Kathy Neal
  • Eileen O’Grady, RN, NP, PhD
  • Susan Pascocello
  • Stefanie Shaw
  • Lauri Willner



The Women’s Health Circle serves as the host to bi-annual Community Forums that are free and open to the public.

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“Having a group of active, empowered women advocating for the hospital in this exciting time of expansion and program growth is both incredibly valuable and needed.”

— 2019 WHC Co-Chairs

To learn more, please contact Colleen Hughes, Major Gifts Officer: chughes@virginiahospitalcenter.com or 703.717.4424

Women’s Health Circle member, Dr. Terri Remy, and 2020 Advisory Board Co-Chair, Cynthia Miller


Panelist Dr. Christina Tripodi Mitchell at the 2019 Fall Community Forum focused on family mental wellness