BCRC Staff

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, a member of the Academy of Oncology Nurse Navigators, and a member of One Voice - a coalition of health and human services leadership. She also has a certificate in nonprofit leadership and management from the Texas Association of Non Profit Organizations. 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. 

 512.524.2470 x 101 /  revans@bcrc.org


Alta Kokochak, Accountant, joined the staff of BCRC in May 2014. She received a BA in Business Management from the University of North Carolina and is currently pursuing educational goals to become a CPA. Alta has worked several years as an Accountant for retail, construction, and IT organizations. She comes to BCRC with four years of experience in the nonprofit sector during her military service assigned as the Ministry Funds Clerk for the Fort Hood Installations Chaplains’ Office. In her free time, Alta enjoys ballet dancing, reading, and outdoor activities with her daughter Heather, and her terrier/Chihuahua, Sophie.

512.524.2470 x 102 / akokochak@bcrc.org


Dianna Petrick, Senior Certified Patient Navigator and Director of Physician Outreach, is a two-time breast cancer survivor. She was initially diagnosed in 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, Dianna provides support, information and guidance to caregivers; and directs clients to appropriate resources and provides information regarding breast cancer and treatment. As Director of Physician Outreach, Dianna is responsible for building and maintaining relationships with area oncologists, gynecologists, surgeons, and their staff. Dianna received a Middle Management Degree from Austin Community College, is a Certified Patient Navigator through the Harold P. Freeman Patient Navigator Institute, a Project LEAD Breast Cancer Science Graduate, and a Certified Community Health Worker through the Texas Department of State Health Services. 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.  

512.901.6644 / dpetrick@bcrc.org


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, a Project LEAD Quality Care Graduate, and a Certified Community Health Worker through the Texas Department of State Health Services. 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.

512.248.2645 (Round Rock) / mgallece@bcrc.org


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, Project LEAD Breast Cancer Science Graduate, and a Certified Community Health Worker through the Texas Department of State Health Services. In her spare time, Runi is working to save the world, one volunteer opportunity at a time.

512.544.0907 (St. David's Main) / rlimary@bcrc.org


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, a Certified Patient Navigator through the Harold P. Freeman Patient Navigator Institute, a Certified Community Health Worker through the Texas Department of State Health Services, a Project LEAD Breast Cancer Science graduate, a Project LEAD Quality Care 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.

512.324.7992 (Brackenridge) / jjones@bcrc.org


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 Certified Community Health Worker through the Texas Department of State Health Services, a member of the Academy of Oncology Nurse Navigators, and a member of the Association of Oncology Social Work.

512.544.0906 (St. David's Main) / vcazzola@bcrc.org


Elaine Gonzales, Bilingual Certified Patient Navigator, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010, and joined the staff of BCRC in 2012. As a Certified 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. She is a Certified Patient Navigator through the Harold P. Freeman Patient Navigation Institute, and a Certified Community Health Worker through the Texas Department of State Health Services. In her spare time Elaine enjoys reading and music and spending time with her partner, her two Chihuahuas, Junior and Mini, and her nieces and nephews.

512.341.6300 (Round Rock) / egonzales@bcrc.org


Rachel Shaefer, Bilingual Intake Specialist, joined the staff of BCRC in 2013. She is the first point of contact for all clients and caregivers and is responsible for matching clients to one of BCRC’s Certified Patient Navigators. She is also responsible for administering BCRC’s Diagnostic Assistance program which provides free mammograms, ultrasounds, and biopsies to uninsured and underinsured women. Rachel received a BS in Community Engagement & Education with a minor in Spanish from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Prior to working at BCRC, she worked as an English teacher in Santiago, Chile and as an Eligibility Specialist for a nonprofit organization. In her free time, Rachel enjoys catching up with friends and traveling to visit those that have scattered around the country.

512.524.2560 / rshaefer@bcrc.org


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. 

512.524.2470 x 105 / prose@bcrc.org


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.

512.524.2470 x 103 / rleonard@bcrc.org


Meghan Jones, Grants Manager,joined the staff of BCRC in 2013. She received a BA in International Studies from the University of Evansville, Indiana. Meghan has been working in the nonprofit sector for more than 10 years serving as Special Events Coordinator, Development Associate, and Database Administrator. 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. 

512.524.2470 x 107 / mjones@bcrc.org


Kate Rahill, Development Specialist, joined the staff of BCRC in 2014. She holds a Masters Degree in Social Work Administration from the Fordham Graduate School of Social Service and earned her BS in History and Social Work from Fordham University in New York City. Kate has been working and volunteering for nonprofit organizations in social services, mental health, and grassroots organizing for more than seven years. Prior to working at BCRC, Kate served as the Program Manager for a state-wide grassroots peace organization, working in various areas of development while expanding the nonprofit’s membership to youth through student outreach, issue education, leadership trainings, and community organizing. As Development Specialist, Kate is responsible for managing BCRC's donor database and gift acknowledgement system, overseeing all event-based fundraisers, and promoting BCRC across all channels of social media, web, email and print. In her free time, Kate enjoys exploring Austin with her partner and catching up with her twin sister on life back in the Big Apple.

512.524.2470 x106 / krahill@bcrc.org

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