Dr. Susan Sandmann-Uy


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.

Racheal Rivera


Racheal served as a Navy Corpsman and EMT. While serving in Okinawa, Japan, she discovered her passion for midwifery while assisting a family with the birth of a healthy baby girl who was in a hurry to arrive before she could be transported to the hospital.

Racheal earned a Bachelor of Nursing and then later received a Master of Science in Midwifery.

She enjoys hiking, half-marathons, and spending time with family. Racheal and her husband, Juan, have four children and are in the process of moving to Arizona from San Diego.

Dr. Joseph Mott


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.

Jessica Murphy

Nurse Manager

Jessica graduated from Grand Canyon University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She has worked in various areas of women's healthcare before coming to Aid to Women Center. She is also an IBCLC and is passionate about supporting new moms and babies during their breastfeeding journey.

Patricia Estrada


Patricia has lived in the Valley since 2002. She graduated with her BSN from NAU in 2016. Patricia has 12 years experience as a corrections officer and along with her work at Aid to Women Center she currently works with individuals with disabilities providing care. Patricia is fluent in Spanish and passionate about meeting the needs to provide holistic and compassionate care to expectant mothers and fathers.

Sabrina Wozny


Sabrina graduated with her BSN from Arizona State University in 2019. She worked as a Pediatric Hematology/Oncology nurse for 2 years before switching to OB and then starting at Aid to Women Center. She is also certified in limited OB ultrasound. Sabrina is passionate about providing compassionate, holistic care to her patients and has a heart for helping expectant mothers and fathers.

Meri Beth Faulk


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.

Maryrose Cisneros


Maryrose is a Registered Nurse at Aid to Women Center. She graduated first from University of Arizona with a Bachelors in Family Studies and Human development and started work as a social worker. She then continued her education in Nursing and graduated with a Bachelors degree from Arizona State University. Caring for vulnerable people, especially women’s health, is close to her heart. In her free time, her and her husband love to travel, dance, cook, and spend time with friends and family.

Monse Zarate


Monse was born and raised in Arizona. She graduated from Pima Medical School as a medical assistasnt. She has 5+ years of experience working in women's healthcare and is very passionate about serving women. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her four children, going on hikes and watching her son play soccer on the weekends.

Yesenia Moreno


Yesenia is a Medical Assistant at Aid to Women Center. She graduated from Carrington College in 2018. She has been working in women’s healthcare since the start of her medical journey and has loved it. She is very passionate about helping others and showing kindness to the community.

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.

Trish Langley

Peer Counselor

Trish provides peer counseling at Aid to Women Center. She received her BS and MS from the University of Kansas in Education and Instruction respectively and her Certification in Administrative Leadership from Colorado Mesa University, working several years in the field of education. She is also certified in Cognitive Coaching and is also a Positive Intelligence Coach.

Penelope Toscano

Peer Counselor

Penelope, is a hard-working individual who lives to help people in her communities. From working with the youth and young adults to being a bilingual administrative assistant in the chancery office of the diocese, Penelope has always had a passion to serve where she is needed. Currently her passion for working with women in need has led her to be here at Aid to Women Center. Her years of experience has equipped her to walk with all women, especially those in the Hispanic community, during their most difficult moments. She is currently in school to get her degree in psychology.

Elva Garcia

Peer Counselor

Elva Garcia is one of our Peer Counselors, at our location in South Phoenix. She also provides administrative support and speaks both Spanish and English. Elva has a compassionate heart for all women that come to our center.

Marisa Gonzalez

Peer Counselor

Marisa is a peer counselor at our Apache location. She is passionate about helping women and showing understanding and empathy to those in difficult situations. Marisa has a daughter and loves being a mom and spending time with her. She also enjoys traveling, exploring the city with her daughter and fiancé and hanging out with her dog Maggie.

Jim Fitzsimmons

Outreach Manager

Jim is the Outreach Manager. He was raised in the suburban Detroit area, attended the United States Military Academy and the University of Michigan, and pursued a career in the financial sector before gravitating toward advertising. Jim has an extensive background in sales and marketing, and thoroughly enjoys public speaking and outreach.

If you are interested in donating to our Center or have questions regarding fundraising please call 480-966-1902 or email

Anne Dennis

Outreach Manager

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 or at 480-966-1902 to sign up to be a monthly donor, or invite her to your church, school or organization.

Valeria Lopez


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.

Vianna Garcia


Vianna is one of the friendly faces you will see at the front desk. She loves music, traveling and going to the gym. Vianna used to work for Chase Bank but is now happy to be assisting the women that come into our center. 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.

Christi Deg

Education Facilitator

Christi is a facilitator for our Parenting Prep program. She earned her B. S. in Family Resources and Human Development from Arizona State University in 2003. She and her husband, John, live in Ahwatukee with their six children. She is passionate about mentoring other moms and providing support throughout their pregnancy and motherhood journeys.

Anna Marie Francis

Education Facilitator

Anna Marie is an education facilitator at both our Apache and South Phoenix centers. She is bilingual and is an asset to the Hispanic community of moms at Aid to Women Center. She has over 20 amount of years in customer service and feels passionately that being a mom is one of the most precious gifts in life, although not easy, and is happy to help along the way.

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.

Andy Lambros

Men's Program Coordinator

Andy Lambros is a retired firefighter who spent 28 years on the job. Andy wants to use his experience with serving the public, by continuing to serve the unique needs of men and their role in life. Andy and his wife have raised five children and is excited to share all that he has learned over the years with the men who come in. He is responsible for running the Men’s Program at our South Phoenix location. As part of our Men's Program, Andy is eager to accompany men in their understanding of what it means to be a real man, the importance of his shared responsibility to parent, and most importantly what it means to be a father.

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.