Dawn Levine and Sarah NederlanderWomen Supporting Women

Beauty In Grace is a women’s giving circle in Orange County created to support women’s health services at Saddleback Medical Center. Members share our vision for improving women’s healthcare and understand the power women have when we stand together for causes we are passionate about. 

List of Women's Health Services and Programs

Why Join

We’re seeking outstanding women who share our vision and understand the power women have when we stand with each other for causes we are passionate about. We understand that as a group, we can be stronger and make a bigger impact. Together we can also build a diverse network, ranging from professionals to stay-at-home mothers, who lift each other up.

Ward SwitzerThe Cause

In six years, Beauty In Grace has made a significant impact on women’s services at MemorialCare Saddleback Medical Center. We have raised more than $450,000 to make important purchases for our hospital.

In our inaugural year, this women’s giving circle helped fund breast MRI equipment for diagnostic screening and biopsies. In 2018, we purchased NicView video streaming equipment for the NICU, so parents of preemies could see their babies on a smartphone or tablet when they couldn’t be at bedside. In 2019, we funded cryoablation equipment and a blanket warmer for the Breast Center, which freezes fibroadenomas and early-stage tumors.

In 2020, we purchased bilirubin testing units and a cardiac monitor/defibrillator for Labor, Delivery, Recovery & Postpartum (LDRP) unit. We are so pleased that his equipment is already being utilized by our staff. In 2021, membership gifts supported the cath lab renovation to treat cardiovascular patients. In 2022, the group consisted of 88 members, the most of any previous year, and raised more than $100,000 to benefit the Breast Cancer Navigation program.

The Commitment

Beauty In GraceWe ask all members to make an annual gift of $1,000 or more. By pooling gifts of this size, the group can more substantially impact the women’s issues relevant to them.

The Luncheon

Members gather annually at a beautiful luncheon to hear how membership gifts are touching women's lives at Saddleback Medical Center. Next year, the event will be held on March 14, 2023, at the Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach.

Executives Beauty in Grace

From left, Beauty In Grace Members: Saddleback Medical Center COO Catherine Shitara; MemorialCare EVP, CFO and Treasurer Karen Testman; Saddleback Medical Center Foundation President Christy Ward; Saddleback Medical Center CEO Marcia Manker; Chief Nursing Officer Brandi Cassingham, R.N.; MemorialCare VP, Oncology, Liz Acord; MemorialCare SVP, COO, Laurie Sicaeros; Saddleback Medical Center VP, Business Development, Kelli Ruiz

Beauty In Grace Members 2022*

Erica Bailey, MD
Ada Baker
Anouchka Balog
Sandy Benson
Joni Boranian
Beth Bremmer
Tracy Bremmer
Nancy Bridgen
Melissa Bush, MD
Cathy Capaldi
Brandi Cassingham
Melissa Centeno
Lily Chen, MD
Rena Chin
Gretchen Conroy, MD
Lorie Collins
Gracia Covarrubias, MD
Lisa Dow
Bonnie Eastman
Montessa Edwards, MD
Nora Evans, MD
Resa Evans
Tanya Evans, MD
Michelle Fajardo, DO
Penny Fosheim
Jane Frederick, MD
Michele Giardini, PA
Patty Glover
Lisa Guerra, MD

Cathy Han, MD
Young Han, MD
Candace Haynes
Marj Ingram
Cheryl Jacob
Jan Johnson, MD
Jody Johnson
Judy Jones
Marybeth Keller
Sara Kim, MD
Kelli Kimmel
Jenny Klein
Christy Koperek
Joan Lautenschleger
Dawn Levine
Diane Libertella
Rhonda Longmore-Grund
Claudia Looney
Mona Lopez
Laurie Louie
Gayle Luciano
Carol J. Lullmann
Marcia Manker
Wendy Mason
Kim Massoudi
Ella Massoudi
Vivian Mendoza, MD
Susan Munden, MD
Molly Naglie
Jean Nick

Colleen O’Connor
Mary O'Toole, MD
Pam Pellizzon
Erika Porter
Ann Marie Raffo, MD
Tiffany Roberts
Ming Robinson, MD
Susie Roof
Kelli Ruiz
Meryl Sakwa
Diana Schlesinger
Alyssa Schulz, PA
Catherine Shitara
Laurie Sicaeros
Bebe Shaddock Smith
Heidi Stoops
Rita Tayenaka
Karen Testman
Merry Tetef, MD
Nita Tewari, PhD
Elaine Tiber
Michelle Tom, MD
Georgia Tunstill, MD
Saghi Valencia
Barbara Victor, MD
Christy Ward
Ellies Watanabe
Carla Wells, MD
Mary Ann Wilkinson, MD

*As of 3/7/22
For more information, please call (949) 452-3724.