Women with a Mission Joplin

Striving to continue the legacy of Catherine McAuley, the Women with a Mission giving society combines resources, vision and passion for helping others to support and improve health care in our communities.

A mission-minded woman, Catherine McAuley founded Sisters of Mercy. In 1827 she was moved to respond to the suffering and poverty she witnessed around her in Dublin, Ireland. With a $1 million inheritance she established the first House of Mercy in Dublin. Today, we continue to strive to carry on Catherine’s mission to serve the poor, sick and uneducated – especially women, children and the elderly.

The satisfaction of knowing you are part of an empowered group of women who desire to make a difference in health care is a great feeling. Members are invited to two educational luncheons and two social events each year, as well as other special events hosted by Mercy Hospital Joplin and Mercy Health Foundation. Attendance to events is encouraged, but not required.


Membership is open to all who support the mission of Mercy Hospital with a minimum $1,000 annual gift. Each year, the Society identifies health care needs within Mercy. Each member is an equal partner in the decision-making process, and 100% of each gift directly supports the project(s) selected.

Chris Glauber shares about what the Women with a Mission giving society means to her.

“Collectively, Women with a Mission donations are substantial and have real impact.”

– Sarah J.

WWAM Joplin Members

Steering Committee

Cynthia Graham – co-chair
Nanci Bazzano – co-chair
Teri Crusa
Jeri Lynn Joseph
Miranda Lewis
Renée Motazedi
Mary Price
Wendy Watson


Jenny Barnes
Nanci Bazzano
Madalyn Bazzano
Sharon Beasley
Kelli  Bigando
Alice Blade
Nora Cannon
Tracy Clark
Amy Cole
Ginger Cooper
Kristie Crossland
Shonda Crossland
Teri Crusa
Cynthia Curchin
Mary Davidson
Leah De Hoyos
Becky Dwyer
Janet Forester
Kelley Foust
Kelli Frazier
Chris Glauber
Mary Lou Glauber
Tracy Godfrey
Cynthia Graham
Tatiana Graham
Mary Greenwood
Nancy Harrison
Annamarie Holmes
Mary Houston
Debra Humphreys
Ethelmae Humphreys
Stacey Iorio
Jeri Lynn Joseph
Kim Kory
Miranda Lewis
Elana Liu
Laurie Lowery
Barb Majzoub
Lori Marble
Sara McCleary
Susan McCoy
Mary McGee
Georgiana McGriff
Julie Mercer-Kidd
Rachel Merriman
Renee Motazedi
Sonya Nagle
Michelle O’Hare
Rose Peacock
Sharon Perkins
Lora Phelps
Lee Pound
Mary Price
Vickie Pulsipher
Sae Ri Ro
Angie Saporito
Debbie Scacewater
Sue Scheurich
Cynthia Schwab
Ann Schwartz
Louise Secker
Mary Jane Simpson
Pat Simpson
Patrece Simpson
Kelli Starkweather
Tina Still
Deborah Stinnett
Wendy Stout
Tristan Taggart
Amy Teeter
Debbie Thompson
Annette Thurston
Terry Wachter
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Wendy Watson