Doctors had Beautu in Grace

Laguna Hills, CA – May 1, 2024 – More than 90 members of Beauty In Grace women’s giving circle collectively raised $120,000 for the development of a new melanoma program at MemorialCare Saddleback Medical Center. The nonprofit hospital plans to invest in technology such as intraoperative radiation therapy and provide screenings and educational offerings in the community to prevent, detect, and treat skin cancer.

Each year, Beauty In Grace members pool their $1,000+ contributions for a specific need at the medical center. Since 2016, Beauty In Grace has raised $682,000 in support of various women’s and children’s services, such as advanced MRI technology for diagnosing and treating breast cancer, and NicView video streaming equipment to allow families to log in and watch their babies from smartphones while newborns are being cared for in the Irma Feldcamp Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

In March, nearly 80 Beauty In Grace members gathered for a beautiful luncheon on the Grand Lawn of the Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach to celebrate their support of women’s health services at Saddleback Medical Center.

Members were treated to appetizers, champagne, and mocktails while mingling, and then were seated for a three-course lunch, hosted by Saddleback Medical Center Foundation.

A special guest panel, moderated by Saddleback Medical Center CEO Marcia Manker, discussed the topic of: “Beyond Wellness: Prevention, Survivorship, and Sexual Health.” The expert physicians specialize in areas related to women’s health, including dermatology, gynecology, oncology, hematology, menopause, and sexual health.

Tanya Evans, M.D., spoke about skin protection and early cancer detection with regular examinations. Medical Director of Women’s Health Services Michael Krychman, M.D., talked about survivorship medicine and sexual health in the face of cancer treatments and other diseases.

Priyal Dholakiya, M.D., Medical Director of Gynecologic Oncology at Saddleback Medical Center, discussed the value of whole-person wellness and the importance of physicians considering many factors such as fertility, cosmetic, and financial concerns when recommending treatment options.

Emphasizing the importance of integrative oncology and incorporating mindfulness-based practices, Bhavana Pathak, M.D., shared the benefits of using holistic strategies.

Manker highlighted Saddleback Medical Center’s focus on women's health care with the building of the new Women’s Health Pavilion dedicated entirely to state-of-the-art support for women’s health and wellness and scheduled for completion this summer.

“Women are often the ones taking care of everyone else and putting themselves last,” said Manker. “Through our new Women’s Health Pavilion, we have provided the programs to empower women to optimize their health care and live the healthiest lives possible.”

Christy Ward, president, Saddleback Medical Center Foundation, expressed her deep appreciation for the ladies by stating, “It is a very powerful and moving sight to see such a dynamic group of women coming together to make a profound impact on women’s health care in Orange County. We are so grateful to our Beauty In Grace members for helping to create meaningful change and inspiring others to do the same.”

To learn more about Beauty In Grace or to become a member, contact Saddleback Medical Center Foundation at (949) 452-3724 or [email protected], or visit


2024 Beauty in Grace Members

Joyce Averna
Erica Bailey, MD 
Ada Baker 
Anouchka Balog 
Sandy Benson 
Joni Boranian 
Tracy Bremmer 
Amy Bremner, MD 
Melissa Bush, MD 
Brandi Cassingham 
Melissa Centeno 
Lily Chen, MD 
Rena Chin 
Gracia Covarrubias, MD 
Lisa Dow
Lesley Dowd 
Veronica Duggan, PA
Jacqueline Dupont Carlson, PhD, EdD
Bonnie Eastman 
Tessa Edwards, MD 
Adeeba Evans
Nora Evans, MD 
Resa Evans 
Tanya Evans, MD 
Michelle Fajardo, DO 
Penny Fosheim 
Jane Frederick, MD 
Michelle Giardini, PA 
Patty Glover 
Evelyn Grass 
Lisa Guerra, MD
Cathy Han, MD 
Young Han, MD 
Cindy Hanson
Candace Haynes 
Theresa Henry
Erica Hutchison 
Marj Ingram 
Hanna Ivanovic
Cheryl Jacob
Ebunoluwa Johnson, MD 
Jan Johnson, MD 
Judy Jones 
Patty Juarez 
Shela Kaneshiro 
Marybeth Keller 
Kelli Kimmel 
Jenny Klein 
Christy Koperek 
Joan Lautenschleger 
Dawn Levine 
Diane Libertella 
Claudia Looney 
Rhonda Longmore-Grund 
Mona Lopez 
Laurie Louie 
Gayle Luciano 
Carol Lullmann 
Barbara Machado
Marcia Manker 
Wendy Mason
True McMahan, MD
Vivian Mendoza, MD 
Susan Munden, MD 
Molly Naglie 
Sarah Nederlander
Jean Nick 
Norene Norris-Walsh, MD 
Colleen O’Connor 
Diana Ortiz 
Mary O’Toole, MD 
Pam Pellizzon 
Rossana Powell 
Pamela Rende
Tiffany Roberts 
Susie Roof 
Kelli Ruiz 
Meryl Sakwa 
Catherine Shitara 
Laurie Sicaeros 
Bebe Shaddock Smith
Lisa Stafford, PhD
Heidi Stoops 
Connie Swank
Tammy Tang 
Karen Testman 
Elaine Tiber 
Michelle Tom, MD 
Saghi Valencia 
Christy Ward 
Ellies Watanabe 
Carla Wells, MD 
Mary Ann Wilkinson, MD

About Saddleback Medical Center Foundation
Saddleback Medical Center Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, raises philanthropic support for MemorialCare Saddleback Medical Center, a community-based, nonprofit hospital. The generous support of donors enables Saddleback Medical Center Foundation to support the medical center’s leading edge health care, technology and medical expertise, as well as provide programs and services for the community. To learn more about supporting Saddleback Medical Center through the Foundation, please call (949) 452-3724 or go to

About MemorialCare Saddleback Medical Center
MemorialCare Saddleback Medical Center is a member of MemorialCare, a not-for-profit, integrated health care delivery System. Saddleback Medical Center has been recognized as a Best Regional Hospital by U.S. News & World Report, with high performance rankings for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Congestive Heart Failure, COPD, Diabetes, Heart Attack, Hip Fracture, Kidney Failure, Maternity Care, Knee Replacement, Pneumonia, Spinal Fusion, and Stroke. It was named among Healthgrades America's 250 Best Hospitals, Top 50 U.S. Cardiovascular Hospitals, Orange County Register Best Orange County Hospitals and Top Workplaces; received Magnet Nursing Excellence designation and American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Stroke Care Gold Plus and among first U.S. hospitals earning Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center Certification and Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation. Centers of Excellence include cancer, heart, orthopedics, spine, neuroscience, gastroenterology, emergency and critical care, breast health, imaging, women's health, obstetrics, geriatrics, and minimally invasive and robotic-assisted surgery. To learn more, visit

About MemorialCare 
MemorialCare is a not-for-profit, integrated health care delivery system with 225 care locations including leading hospitals—Saddleback Medical Center in Laguna Hills, Orange Coast Medical Center in Fountain Valley, Long Beach Medical Center and Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach; MemorialCare Medical Group and Greater Newport Physicians; MemorialCare Research Program; MemorialCare Select Health Plan; and numerous outpatient health, imaging, surgery, urgent care, physical therapy, breast health and dialysis centers throughout Orange and Los Angeles counties. Accolades include Nation’s Best Health Systems and Workplaces, Top 50 U.S. Hospitals and Cardiovascular Hospitals, 10 Largest Children’s Hospitals, 100 Best Hospitals - Spine and Prostate Surgeries, Best of Orange County and Long Beach Hospitals and Medical Groups, U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals and "high performing" in 31 clinical categories and Newsweek World’s Best Hospitals, Top 100 Hospitals, Best Maternity Hospitals – and more. Visit