At BCRC, breast cancer isn’t a 9 to 5 job. Many on our staff are themselves breast cancer survivors. This unique perspective makes who we are and what we do so important to our clients.
Ray Anne Evans, Executive Director, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1997 when her youngest son was three and oldest son was 17. She underwent a single mastectomy with lat flap reconstruction, Adriamyacin and Cytoxin chemotherapy and took Tamoxifen for 5 years and then Femara for another 5 years. Ray Anne was also the caregiver for her elderly mother who died just after Ray Anne’s first chemo treatment. Ray Anne joined the staff of BCRC in 2004 and held the positions of Director of Volunteer Services and Director of Patient Navigation before becoming the Executive Director in 2012. Ray Anne is a Certified Patient Navigator through the Harold P. Freeman Patient Navigation Institute, a Project LEAD Breast Cancer Science graduate, and a member of the Academy of Oncology Nurse Navigators. In her free time, Ray Anne enjoys spending time with her family and is excited to be a new grandmother to a beautiful granddaughter Leila.
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Carol Willingham, Business Manager, was diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ in 1999 following a routine screening mammogram. She had a mastectomy with tram flap reconstruction and took Tamoxifen for four years. Carol joined the staff of BCRC in 2004, after serving as a volunteer, and President and Treasurer of BCRC’s Board of Directors. Carol received a BBA in Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin and worked in public accounting for 20 years. As Business Manager, Carol leads the agency's finance and operations functions. When she is not at work, Carol enjoys traveling, shopping and her friends and family.
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Dianna Petrick, Director of Mission Services, is a two-time breast cancer survivor. She was initially diagnosed with 2004 with multi-focal, high-grade ductal carcinoma in situ and underwent a lumpectomy and partial breast internal radiation. She was also prescribed Tamoxifen. In 2009, Dianna experienced a slight recurrence of DCIS and underwent accelerated external radiation. Dianna joined the staff of BCRC in 2006 as a patient navigator and was promoted to Director of Mission Services in 2012. As Director of Mission Services, Dianna is responsible for the oversight of BCRC’s Patient Navigation program. Dianna received a Middle Management Degree from Austin Community College, is a Certified Patient Navigator through the Harold P. Freeman Patient Navigator Institute and a Project LEAD Breast Cancer Science Graduate. She has received extensive training in Hospice, Kirkhart Journaling, and Stephen Ministries. Her areas of expertise also include end-of-life planning and complementary medicine. In her free time, Dianna enjoys yoga and spending time with her husband and two precious grandchildren.
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Marjorie Gallece, Manager of Williamson County Services and Senior Certified Patient Navigator, detected a lump during a self-breast exam and was diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma in 2000 at age 45. She elected to have a bilateral mastectomy without reconstruction and underwent four rounds of Adriamycin/Cytoxan and four rounds of Taxol. Marjorie tested positive for the BRCA2 mutation. Marjorie joined the staff of BCRC in 2005. As Manager of Williamson County Services and Senior Certified Patient Navigator, Marjorie is responsible for the provision of patient navigation services and maintaining a community presence throughout Williamson County. Marjorie received a BA in Communications from the University of Hartford. She is a Certified Patient Navigator through the Harold P. Freeman Patient Navigation Institute, a Project LEAD Breast Cancer Science Graduate, and a Project LEAD Quality Care Graduate. She is a member of the Texas Breast Health Collaborative and an associate member of the Association of Oncology Social Workers. Marjorie serves on the President’s Elite Council for the National Patient Advocate Foundation and is a Stakeholder Reviewer for the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. When she is not at work, Marjorie enjoys spending time with her husband and delights in her three grandchildren. She also enjoys sewing, gardening and music.
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Runi Limary, Young Survivor Services and Senior Certified Patient Navigator, was diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in 2005 at 28 years old. She underwent surgery, chemotherapy, targeted therapy and hormone therapy. Runi joined the staff of BCRC in 2007. As a Patient Navigator, Runi provides support, information and guidance to caregivers; and directs clients to appropriate resources and provides information regarding breast cancer and treatment. Runi also leads BCRC’s Young Survivor Services including the Pink Ribbon Cowgirls, a networking group for younger survivors, and Lotus Forum (L4), a support group for younger newly diagnosed and long-term survivors of advanced metastatic breast cancer. Runi received a BS in Education from the University of New Mexico and is a Certified Patient Navigator through the Harold P. Freeman Patient Navigator Institute, Member of Association of Oncology Social Workers, and Project LEAD Breast Cancer Science Graduate. In her spare time, Runi is working to save the world, one volunteer opportunity at a time.
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Jessica Jones, Bilingual Senior Certified Patient Navigator, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004. She had a lumpectomy and underwent chemotherapy and radiation. Jessica joined the staff of BCRC in 2005. As a Bilingual Patient Navigator, Jessica specializes in navigating uninsured, minority, and Spanish-speaking individuals receiving services at the Shivers Breast Cancer Clinic at Brackenridge Hospital. Jessica received her BS in Science from Florida State University. She is an Austin Community College Medical Assistant Program graduate, Certified Patient Navigator through the Harold P. Freeman Patient Navigator Institute, a Project LEAD Breast Cancer Science graduate, Certified Medical Translator, and Certified Fit Specialist for Amoena prosthetics. Jessica is also a member of the Academy of Oncology Nurse Navigators and the Association of Oncology Social Work. When she is not at work, Jessica is an avid runner and enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
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Veda Cazzola, Certified Patient Navigator, went in for a screening mammogram followed by a fine needle biopsy after finding a lump during a visual self-breast exam. She was diagnosed in 1996 with invasive ductal carcinoma. She had a modified radical mastectomy with a latissimus flap reconstruction and underwent physical therapy to regain range of motion. She was prescribed six months of Cytoxan/Methotrexate/5FU chemotherapy. Veda joined the staff of BCRC around 1998 where she worked as the Intake Coordinator and Mammography Room Educator prior to becoming a Patient Navigator. As a Certified Patient Navigator, Veda provides support, information and guidance to caregivers; and directs clients to appropriate resources and provides information regarding breast cancer and treatment. Veda is a Certified Patient Navigator through the Harold P. Freeman Patient Navigator Institute, a member of the Academy of Oncology Nurse Navigators, and a member of the Association of Oncology Social Work.
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Elaine Gonzales, Bilingual Patient Navigator, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010, and joined the staff of BCRC in 2012. As a Patient Navigator, Elaine is responsible for Patient Navigation in Williamson County with emphasis on Spanish-speaking clients. She provides support, information and guidance to caregivers; and directs clients to appropriate resources and provides information regarding breast cancer and treatment. Elaine received a BS in Mathematics, minor in Spanish from Texas State University. She is a certified teacher and has received a Certificate for Medical Assistant. Elaine received her Patient Navigation Certification from the Harold P. Freeman Patient Navigation Institute in March 2013 .
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Phyllis Rose, Director of Volunteer Services, was diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma in 1984 at the age of 26. She elected to have a mastectomy and underwent seven months of Cytoxan/Methotrexate/5FU chemotherapy and two months of radiation. Two years later, she elected to have a prophylactic mastectomy on her left breast and a bilateral latissimus flap reconstruction. Phyllis joined the staff of BCRC in 2008. As the Director of Volunteer Services, Phyllis is responsible for the oversight of BCRC’s volunteer programs including client support programs, outreach, events, and speaker’s bureau. Phyllis recruits and trains volunteers; and tracks volunteer hours. She received a BS in Marketing and Advertising from the University of Texas and has a Certificate in Volunteer Management. Prior to joining the staff at BCRC, she was an account manager for various advertising, film, and wireless technology companies. When she is not at work, Phyllis enjoys her doggies, cooking, creating art and practicing energy healing.
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Robin Leonard, Director of Development, joined the staff of BCRC in 2011. Robin holds a Masters Degree in Sociology from the University of Houston and is accredited in Non-Profit Development and Fundraising Principles and Practices by the Glasscock School of Continuing Studies at Rice University in Houston, Texas. Prior to joining the staff of BCRC, she spent several years in the private sector as a project manager with a nation-wide marketing firm, working to advance community-based economic development initiatives throughout the United States. As Director of Development, Robin is responsible for creating and implementing an annual strategic fundraising plan. When she’s not working, she can be found wandering the wilderness with her volatile canine companions or at the movies with her husband and step-daughter.
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Meghan Jones, Grants Manager, joined the staff of BCRC in 2013. She received a BA in International Studies from the University of Evansville, Indiana and began working in the nonprofit sector in college. As Grants Manager, Meghan is responsible for identifying funding opportunities and managing all aspects of the grant submission and reporting process. In her free time, Meghan enjoys partner dancing and spending time with her partner and their dachshund, Chivas.
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