Staff

Dr. Susan Sandmann-Uy

MD

Dr. Sandmann-Uy graduated from St. Louis University Medical School in Baguio City, Philippines. She completed her family practice residency at Aultman Hospital in Canton, Ohio. After practicing medicine in Ohio for 3 years she and her family moved to Arizona to be close to family.

Lisa McDaniel

PA

Lisa graduated PA school at AT University and her first six years in practice were in Casa Grande doing Family Medicine at a rural health clinic, where she was able to serve families who otherwise didn't have access to health care.

In 2011, Lisa became the first mid-level provider in Arizona certified as a NaPro Medical Consultant and Creighton Model Practitioner. These certifications allow her to give advanced care to women with infertility and other hormonal abnormalities. She is very passionate about Women's Health and believes that empowering couples through education on fertility and their bodies is one of the keys to good health.

Kristina Danovich

RN

Kristina Danovich a registered nurse at Aid to Women Center and is currently pursuing her degree to become a Nurse Practitioner. She also teaches family planning to women who desire to avoid or space out pregnancies. Kristina has prior hospital work experience with moms and their babies on the postpartum unit at Maryvale Hospital, as well as outpatient OB/GYN experience at Life Choices Women's Clinic. She received her BSN from Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio. After she graduated, she moved back to Tempe and has been working in the Valley since.

Cristina Esquivel

RN

Cristina is a registered nurse at Aid to Women Center. She graduated with a Bachelor’s in Science in Nursing from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, AZ. She is passionate about science, especially gynecological health. She has a heart for empowering others, and hopes to be someone her patients can trust.

Catherine Gilloon

RN

Catherine graduated from Arizona State University in 2019 with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing. She worked in a Skilled Nursing Facility for a short time before coming to Aid to Women Center.

Meri Beth Faulk

RN

Meri Beth graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from Franciscan University of Steubenville. She became a volunteer nurse for Aid to Women Center in 2010 and began as a staff member in 2012.

Elizabeth Morazan

Medical Assistant

Elizabeth obtained her National Certification in Medical Assisting in 2016 through AMT and CAVIT. She recently graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor’s in Psychology and a minor in Family and Human Development. She has a passion for helping women and their babies. She is fluent in Spanish and loves assisting the Spanish-speaking patients at Aid to Women Center.

Olivia Madriles

Sonographer

Olivia is the ultrasound technician for Aid to Women Center and is a certified Sonographer that is credentialed in abdomen, OB/GYN, and vascular studies. She has obtained her Bachelor’s in Health Sciences with an emphasis in Ultrasound from Northern Arizona University.

Dr. Joseph Mott

MD

Dr. Joseph Mott received his MD at University of Colorado. He completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology, W.B. Cherny, Chairman, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona. Dr. Mott has over 40 years of experience in both general surgery and OB Gyn. He served in the United States Army Medical Corp and has worked as a surgical assistant in OB/GYN at Desert Samaritan/Banner Desert for the past 17 years.

Stephanie Gray

Peer Support Manager

Stephanie is the Peer Support Manager and has the privilege of walking with the clients in their most difficult moments. She also manages all volunteers and is responsible for the Parenting Prep Program that is offered through Aid to Women Center. Stephanie received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at Arizona State University and is currently pursuing her Masters degree to obtain her license as a Marriage and Family Therapist.

Anne Dennis

Outreach Coordinator

Anne Dennis graduated from Arizona State University with a BS in Education. She has worked in non-profit for 25 years. Anne is responsible for fundraising for Aid to Women Center as she acts as an ambassador at both the parish and community level. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to her at adennis@aidtowomencenter.org or at 480-966-1902 to sign up to be a monthly donor, or invite her to your church, school or organization.

Laura Inclan

Receptionist

Laura graduated with a degree in Biological Sciences in 2016 from Arizona State University but before her studies were over, Laura was a volunteer at the Aid to Women Center Mill location. She spent a summer helping the staff and quickly realized how much she loved this environment. Beginning October 2018, Laura came back to work for Aid to Women Center as a receptionist and Natural Family Planning Instructor.

Valeria Lopez

Receptionist

Val is a farm girl from Washington who moved to Arizona in 2012 and has a deep love for animals, sports, and the outdoors. She also loves helping other people and is one of the friendly faces you will see at the front as our receptionist. Val used to work as a manager at a grocery store and has been with Aid to Women Center since 2020. She is also fluent in Spanish.

Christine Brushahan

Education Facilitator

Christine provides front office support as a receptionist and also is a facilitator for our Parenting Prep Program. Christine received her Elementary Education degree from the University of Nebraska and formerly taught 4th grade. She has been involved in education for over 25 years.

Gabriela Garcia

Education Facilitator

Gaby works with our moms in our Parenting Prep Program and mostly serves our Spanish-speaking clients. She loves being able to interact with the moms and their babies and feels that she has found a place where she can work forever! In her spare time she enjoys going on road tips, camping and spending time with family and friends. Gaby also helps out at the Front Desk on occasion.

Tony Rizzo

Men’s Program Manager

Tony is our Men’s Program manager at Aid to Women Center. He is responsible for providing peer counseling and men’s educational services. Over the years he has built a variety of men’s programs focused on a man’s unique role in life. Tony has a business background of 50 years and has served as an executive consultant and program manager for large national and world-wide organizations in the areas of operations, finance, and applied technology.

Joe Kendra

Executive Director

Joe Kendra is the Executive Director at Aid to Women Center in Tempe. His background includes over 30 years in Marketing at such companies as Pizza Hut, 20th Century Fox and Long John Silvers. Joe was the head of marketing at Cold Stone Creamery and instrumental in creating and growing the brand. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan with an MBA in marketing.