Spring Giving Month 2022

In celebration of Women’s History Month, the ASE Foundation encouraged donations in honor of women who had a positive impact in your life. All of the honored women are featured on this page!

Thank you to our amazing supporters who helped the Foundation bloom and kick started our 2022 annual appeal!

In total we raised $2,599 from 25 donors


ASEF is proud to shine a spotlight on these amazing women.


Kristen Billick, BS, ACS, RDCS (AE, PE), FASE donated in honor of Elizabeth McIlwain, MHS, ACS, RCS, FASE. “Thank you for being a role model for women in echo leadership! You give back to our field in so many ways. You have a wealth of knowledge and experience that you have shared freely. You are a volunteer and mentor at heart and I appreciate you!”






Mary Carmody donated in memory of her grandma, Pat Porter. “I miss you a lot and I know your memory will live on through your kids, grandkids, and great-grandkids. I cannot wait to tell Isabella all about her poker playing, garden loving, incredibly artistic great-grandma. I love you, always.”



Arissa Cooper donated in honor of Angie Porter and Natalie Costantino. 










Melissa Wasserman, RDCS, RCCS, FASE donated in honor of Meryl Cohen, MD, FASE. “Thank you for being a dedicated teacher, supporter, advisor and role model for women in echo leadership! I’m so incredibly lucky to call you my friend.”







Sandra Hagen-Ansert, RDCS, RDMS, MS, FASE, FSDMS donated in honor of Kristen Billick, BS, ACS, RDCS (AE, PE), FASE. “This is a tribute to Kristen Billick for her dedication and enthusiasm for the continued excellence in the Echo Community.”






Lauren Beaver, Adena Blum, Dana Boyle, Christine Camarda, Maddie Gold, Christina Hughes, Laurie Juliano, Kelly Kizner, Danielle Liegl, Shelley Miller, Dina Palmieri, Lisa Rago, Nicole Reyes, Lorin Schwarz, Jennifer Shapiro, Robin Smolarz, Danielle Sparandera, Alaina Tonelli, Kim Tran, and Margie Wasserman all donated in honor of Melissa Wasserman, RDCS, RCCS, FASE for her birthday!

“Every time we see you, we are uplifted by your bright smile, genuine kindness and your contagious laughter. We’re looking forward to celebrating you. Hope your day is extra special and you feel celebrated.” – Danielle Sparandera.

“In honor of Melissa Wasserman and all the amazing work she has done with ASE. Melissa has the biggest HEART so it is no surprise that she has given her life to cardiology. We love you.” – Lauren Beaver

“For Melissa to celebrate her and her beautiful heart and passion for helping others.” – The Tran Family


Alan Pearlman, MD, FASE, donated in honor of Pamela S. Douglas, MD, FASE.