Art has intrinsic health benefits. When I am looking to provide a healing environment in our clinics, I request Nancy Witherell as my consultant. Nancy is incredibly talented at bringing ideas to life to help care for our community. She is collaborative, flexible and listens well. She is simply the best!

—  Erin Neal, CEO, Ambulatory, Greater San Francisco Market, Sutter Health 

I’ve had the pleasure of working with Nancy Witherell on a number of projects as we designed and opened large patient care centers in Santa Rosa and San Francisco. It was important to us at Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation that our patients experience a healing and calm environment.  Nancy’s selection of art plays a huge role in that healing and brings that beauty to our staff also. Nancy is the ultimate professional and collaborator. She worked with us on initial concept, sourcing local artists, framing and finding the perfect piece to fit the space and mood for our patients. On time and under budget, working with Nancy has been a wonderful experience and the results prove it.

— Toni Brayer, MD, (Past CEO) Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation

“Our organization recently expanded one of our communities and performed major renovations on existing common spaces. The community is located in beautiful Sonoma County, and we wanted to keep the spirit of Sonoma County in the process. Nancy was suggested as a local resource and after meeting with her; it was an easy decision to move forward with her as our consultant. First of all, it is an absolute pleasure to work with Nancy. She is positive, resourceful, and understands that some art is a better fit than others for a given space and clientele, and is flexible in finding the right fit. Nancy has excellent connections with artists and was diligent in sourcing the perfect pieces for every space and worked to find solutions within our budget. I highly recommend working with Nancy if you are seeking an experienced, thoughtful, and talented art consultant.” 

— Alex Dees, Senior Director of Facilities Services at Episcopal Senior Communities, MBA, CFM, LEED AP

“Nancy Witherell’s passion and compassion for women’s imaging has truly been represented throughout our new center. On a daily basis I get many compliments on our choices of art. It makes me very proud to be part of the design and outcome of the center mostly due to the finishing touches of the art Nancy created. I will seek her expertise and vision in any future build projects for Sutter.”

— Robert White, Director of Ancillary Services, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation

“Nancy facilitated and implemented a comprehensive plan to select, purchase and display original art work for the new Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital. The results are stunning and have created a showcase of local Sonoma County art work representing over 30 artists. Nancy is a strong collaborator and delivers exceptional results on schedule and on budget.”

— Michael Purvis, CAO Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital, 30 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa,California

“During the eleven years that I was the Executive Director at Spring Lake Village I had the opportunity to work with Nancy on a number of renovation and new build projects where we had a desire to source local art for our spaces.  Nancy has an incredibly good eye and sensitivity to the desired esthetic for the project.  She is collaborative, creative and is always mindful and respectful of the budget.  Nancy works equally well in solo sourcing for your consideration or as a member of a project team.  She has an excellent relationship with local artists and is able to source beautiful art within the parameters she is given.  I strongly recommend working with Nancy if you want to create beautiful spaces utilizing local art.”

— Sharon York, retired Executive Director, Spring Lake Village

“Nancy understands the complexity and sensitivity of the topic of art in a healthcare setting. Not only does she have a savvy sense of art, style and appropriateness for a healthcare setting, she comes packaged with the integral required components of project management. She has helped us by developing comprehensive presentations to lead administrators and management to easy decisions and she also closely managed art costs. Finding beautiful art is not the difficult part of being an art advisor; the hard part is delivering beautiful art on time and on budget, and Nancy has got the whole package down. We would use her again.”

— Amy L. Ford, PE, Senior Project Manager, Project and Development Services, Adventist Health | Jones Lang LaSalle

“Nancy is a passionate, creative, collaborative listener who strives to meet goals through art. Sutter hired Nancy to help us bring local healing art to our new state-of-the-art hospital, Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital. We are so very fortunate to marry the science and art of healing in one location for our patients, employees and physicians and as a result of our work with Nancy we are achieving so much more in art than we had ever dreamed.”

— Lisa Amador, Strategy & Business Development Executive, Sutter Medical Center of Santa Rosa

“Nancy has the rare combination of an artist's eye and business savvy. My association with her is from an artist's perspective; she commissioned me to create murals for Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital and Santa Rosa Community Health Care Center. I've been deeply impressed by her energy, unfailingly positive attitude and artistic sensibility. Nancy is a creative problem solver, undaunted by the inevitable surprises and challenges that crop up during large projects. She is able to listen and communicate effectively with both her clients and her artists. She is a real pleasure to work with.”

— Martha Wade, artist

“Nancy simplifies the complex process of providing an art program and has helped me transform a local artist gallery into a gorgeous art program for Howard Memorial Hospital. Nancy guided me through the steps of budget, timeframe, selection, art framing, placement, presentations, and negotiations with artists. She possesses a keen eye for detail and quality control and is up to date on the latest art/framing choices and does it all with a professional and easy manner. She is a pleasure to work with!”

— Suzanne Picetti, gallerist

“Nancy, having the advantage of being an artist, brings a knowledge, depth, sensitivity, and passion to her work as an art consultant. It’s rare to find in this line of work. She is a delight to work with, and takes care of her customers and her artists.”

— Brooks Anderson, artist

“I am more than happy with Nancy's performance on the [public art for] the Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital Medical Office and Garage project. Her success was not limited to WHAT she did but also HOW she works. Our management team is located in Southern California and we worked seamlessly throughout the project.”

— Wesley Okamoto, AIA, Martinez + Okamoto Architects