Valiant Women Luncheon and Fashion Show

Presenting Sponsor

Monday, April 6, 2020

10:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Monarch Beach Resort

Event Information


The annual Valiant Women Luncheon and Fashion Show celebrated it's 25th year this past May with over 450 guests in attendance. Since 1996, Valiant Women has blossomed into a fundraising powerhouse, raising over $3.7 million to support Mission Hospital. These funds have invested in advanced medical and surgical technology to enhance patient care in The Birth Center and Women's Wellness Center, and to provide critical funding for nursing scholarships and the Valiant Women Nursing Endowment.

Additionally, an exciting fashion show presented by The Shops at Mission Viejo included a spirited group of Mission Hospital's exceptional physicians and nurses as models. The event also included a silent auction, fund a need and premium raffles.

At this year's luncheon, four Valiant Women Heroes were honored for inspiring the community with their skill, bravery and generosity of treasure and time. These women were selected because their deeds call us to find the hero within each of us - encouraging us to consider how and what we can give.

(L to R: Arianna Barnes, RN, BRN, PHN - Caregiver Hero; Michelle Lether - Grateful Patient Hero; Eric Lether; Mary Miyamoto - Volunteer Hero; and Barb Massrey - Philanthropist Hero)

To learn more about how you can become involved with Valiant Women, please contact Jennifer Garner at 949-364-4875, email, or visit the Valiant Women membership page.

Event Chair

Carolyn Mower


Sue Langley - Co-Chair Cocktail Hour
Randi Larsen- Co-Chair Ballroom
Lynne Biscieglia
Maryann Dougherty
Jami Hensling
Lisa Hill
Jeanne Olenicoff
Lisa Paul
Kara Piller 
Nancy Skjerven
Liesa Smith
MaDonna Waszak

Fashion Show & Retailer Chair

Patsy Sanquist

Firemen Liaison

Sara Sullivan

Model Recruitment Co-Chair

Patricia Atallah, RN
Jill Brubaker, RN

Silent Auction

Karen Carnahan - Co-Chair
Kay Clements - Co-Chair
Ellen Edington
Miriam Laird
Mary Miyamoto
Nancy Thee


Serena Benson - Chair
Michelle Danly
Kimberlee Davis
Patricia Hwang
Barbara Massrey


Linda Birck
Susan Morrison
Tricia Raymund
Margarita Solazzo

Ambassador Chair

Deb Foster

Valiant Women Board Chair

Lisa Brabender

Valiant Women Communications

Monique Berry

Thank you to our generous 2019 premier sponsors




Mark and Virginia Wetterau - Golden State Foods


Ellen Edington
Mission Promenade Shopping Center
Igor and Jeanne Olenicoff
P.A. Commercial Construction, Inc.
Cathy Wakabayashi
West Coast University, Inc.

Hosted Cocktail Hour

Ketel One Botanical


Cindy Mirsky

Wine Partner

Horizon Lighting, Inc.

As of May 21, 2019

For more information about the Valiant Women Luncheon, please contact:

Sponsorship, General Event Information and Press 

Jennifer Garner

Mailing Address

Mission Hospital Foundation
27700 Medical Center Road
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
P: 949-364-7783
F: 949-364-7750