Welcome to Friends of Women's Health!

Friends of Women's Health Co-Chairs, Penny Goodman and Lisa Guscott, welcome you to learn more about why and how they raise funds and awareness for Women's Health Programs at BMC.

Committee Co-Chairs

Penny Goodman
Lisa Guscott

Steering Committee

Monique Bamel
Kathryn Bloom
Bev Brown
Christina Pavlina
Rosemary Phalen
Wendy Weiss
Terry Yoffie

Co-Chair Welcome

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about the Friends of Women’s Health! We suspect that your own strong values and caring heart are responsible for your interest in the work that Friends of Women’s Health at Boston Medical Center accomplishes to serve Boston’s most vulnerable female patient population.

BMC’s female patients are among Boston’s least visible women as most often they come from low-income, immigrant and inner city communities. Health disparities among women of these demographic groups are most glaring in such areas as diabetes and weight management, mental health, cervical and breast cancer, and substance abuse.

Through information sessions, advocacy, hands-on volunteer opportunities, and fundraising efforts, Friends of Women’s Health helps increase visibility and support for these women. The group seeks to transform the traditional approach to women’s health care with a new model—one that guides each patient to appropriate resources and treatment with full attention to all of the issues that are impacting her health.

We invite you browse the web site and make plans to attend our next meeting or event to learn more about the specific issues and circumstances that impact the delivery of care for our female patient population. Joining Friends of Women’s Health is a great way to make a difference in the way that health care is delivered to needy women and families at BMC.

We hope to see you soon!

Penny Goodman
Lisa Guscott

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