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Published on May 03, 2017

Co-Chairs Named for 10th Annual Women Fore Women Golf Tournament

Event Benefiting The Breast Screening Fund Set for June 5th at The Country Club of Waterbury

WATERBURY, Conn. (May 3, 2017) ─ Saint Mary’s Hospital Foundation will host the 10th annual Women Fore Women Golf Tournament and Evening Reception on Monday, June 5, 2017 at The Country Club of Waterbury. The Foundation is honored to announce that Kathy McPadden of Naugatuck and Veronica Rinaldi of Naugatuck, have been named co-chairs of the event, and Saint Mary’s Hospital breast surgeons, Beth A. Sieling, M.D., Ellen Polokoff, M.D., and Nicole Sookhan, M.D., will serve as honorary co-Chairs.

Photos of 2017 Women Fore Women Cochairs

Kathy McPadden is employed at Ion Bank as Executive Vice President – Chief Human Resources Officer. Kathy has made the choice to dedicate much of her personal time to volunteer service. She is the Chair of Jane Doe No More’s Board of Directors and has been with the organization since 2009. In October 2011, she was appointed to the board of Wellmore Behavioral Health and recently was named board chair. Kathy is a member of the Naugatuck Rotary Club. Additionally, she has been affiliated with Are You Dense? since 2012 and currently serves as its Vice President. Kathy has volunteered for the United Way of Naugatuck and Beacon Falls for 30 years; is the immediate past President of the Board of Directors and serves on the Golf Committee. She served as Campaign Co-Chair for the 2009/10 and 2010/11 Campaigns.

Kathy has participated in the American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Greater Waterbury for over 20 years, was a planning committee member and served as event Co-Chair for the 2004 and 2005 Relays and served on the Hope Gala Committee in 2007. She served on the YMCA of Naugatuck’s Board of Director’s 2010-2015. She is a past member of the Naugatuck Social Services Network and the Basic Needs Task Force.

Veronica Rinaldi is Director of Business Development at the Village at East Farms, a Benchmark Senior Living Community. For more than the 10 years she has dedicated herself to helping the elderly and their families through the sales and marketing of senior living services. An active volunteer in the Waterbury community, Veronica serves as a member of the Waterbury Regional Chamber Health Care Council Board of Directors, a member of the Board of Directors for Guardian Ad Litem Services, and as a member of Waterbury Exchange Club.

She is co-chair for Central Naugatuck Valley Senior Services and a committee member of Walk to End Alzheimer’s. In addition, she has served on Griffin Hospital’s Gala committee, the Prospect Business Association’s scholarship fundraising committee, and as a past Chair of Acts 4 Ministry Suit Yourself. She also served on the Board of Directors of the Naugatuck Chamber of Commerce, Naugatuck Social Service Network and the Basic Needs Task Force.

Proceeds from the Women Fore Women Golf Tournament and Reception will go directly to The Breast Screening Fund at Saint Mary’s Hospital Foundation. Over the past nine years, the Women Fore Women Golf Tournament has contributed more than $700,000 to The Breast Screening Fund. Thanks to the generosity of event participants, sponsors and donors, with these funds, last year alone Saint Mary’s Hospital provided free breast screenings to hundreds of women in Greater Waterbury who otherwise would not have had access to these procedures. In addition to mammography, the fund provides Diagnostic Bilateral Mammograms, Diagnostic Unilateral Mammograms and Screen Breast Ultrasound for women in need. Screenings are available to patients through physicians or clinic referral in Greater Waterbury. By offering women a chance at early detection, Saint Mary’s Hospital Foundation is aiding in the fight against breast cancer.

The tournament features a scramble format for golfers of all levels. Registration begins at 11 a.m., followed by lunch at 11:30 a.m. and a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. The evening reception, which begins at 5 p.m., is open to golfers, volunteers and community members who are not participating in the tournament but would like to join in the fun. The fee is $250 per person for the tournament, which includes the evening reception, or $125 for the reception only.

For the second consecutive year, the Foundation will offer a Beginner Golf Clinic for women who have never played before or haven’t played in a while. The clinic will cover full swing instruction, short game- chipping, pitching and putting. Registration for the clinic opens at 2 p.m. The fee is $175, which includes the evening reception.

Registration is available online at or call 203-709-6391.

About Saint Mary’s Hospital

Saint Mary’s Hospital is a nonprofit Catholic acute care community teaching hospital that has served Greater Waterbury since 1909 and is now a member of Trinity Health – New England. Licensed for 347 beds, Saint Mary’s is designated as a Level II Trauma Center, offers award-winning cardiac and stroke care and houses the region’s only pediatric emergency care unit. As the leading provider of surgical services in Greater Waterbury, Saint Mary’s was the first to introduce the daVinci® Robotic Surgery System. The hospital’s satellites and affiliates extend from Waterbury to Wolcott, Cheshire, Naugatuck, Southbury, Prospect and Watertown. Visit for more information and follow us on Facebook at SaintMarysHospitalCT, Instagram and Twitter at @SaintMarysCT.

About Trinity Health - New England

Trinity Health - New England is an integrated nonprofit health care delivery system formed in 2015 and is a member of Trinity Health located in Livonia, MI, one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation. Trinity Health - New England is comprised of Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center and Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut; Johnson Memorial Medical Center, Johnson Memorial Hospital, and Johnson Health Care and Home & Community Health Services in Stafford Springs, Connecticut; and The Sisters of Providence Health System, which includes Mercy Medical Center in Springfield, Massachusetts; Providence Behavioral Health Hospital in Holyoke, Massachusetts; Weldon Rehabilitation Hospital, Springfield, Massachusetts; Brightside for Families and Children; and Mercy Continuing Care Network that includes Mercy Homecare, Mercy Hospice and Mercy LIFE.

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