Our Mission

The Breast Cancer Resource Center is a place to ask your questions, explore your options, and connect with a diverse community of survivors, lifers, and thrivers who can relate in a way no one else can. For more than 20 years, the women of BCRC have been dedicated to supporting and improving the lives of those touched by breast cancer.

Through generous community support, all programs and services are offered free of charge to anyone affected by breast cancer regardless of income, ethnicity, education, sexual orientation, or social support. BCRC strives to embody understanding, preserve dignity, and always see the woman as well as the disease. We believe no one should face breast cancer alone.

The Breast Cancer Resource Center (BCRC) is a is a non-profit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code. All donations to the Breast Cancer Resource Center are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by federal law. BCRC's tax identification number is 74-2743333.

History of BCRC

Twenty years ago, a woman with breast cancer had very little help available to her in Central Texas. There was no one to help her cope with the fact she had cancer. No one to provide proof she too could get through the experience.

From within this reality, two women in the midst of treatment formed a bond through their shared experience. Their names were Ann and Sherry. Soon it became undeniable - having the support of someone who understood what they were going though was huge.

In 1995, these women teamed up with several others (two nurses and a social worker among them) and founded the Breast Cancer Resource Center.

They had a helpline and a support group. They formed a “database” of survivors who could provide encouragement to other women.

Training was simple and focused on how to be a good listener, how to provide understanding, and how to communicate hope.

In the years since, BCRC has become much more than a volunteer helpline.

Today, in addition to being survivors, BCRC staff are trained professionals and experts in where to go, what to do next, and how to keep moving forward.

Through it all, our goal has remained the same - help women with breast cancer chart a course and find their way forward - in the way that’s right for them.

I took my volunteer calls very seriously. I would go into my room, shut the door, and take several deep breaths before I dialed the number. I wanted very badly to be my ‘best self’ for the woman on the other end of that phone because I knew one thing for sure: the woman I was about to call was in crisis.
- Ray Anne Evans
Executive Director, former volunteer, and 18-year Survivor

Ray Anne Evans

Executive Director


Runi Limary-Meosky

Director of Programs


Nicol Ireland, CFRM

Annual Giving Manager


Elizabeth Freeman

Development Manager


Melissa Ruiz

Patient Navigator


Karyn Couvillion

Patient Navigator/Young Survivor Services


Marjorie Gallece

Senior Certified Patient Navigator


Elaine Gonzales

Bilingual Certified Patient Navigator


Jessica Jones

Bilingual Senior Certified Patient Navigator


Mary Ellen Rogers

Patient Navigator


The best thing about Marj is she made it feel ok to ask any silly, stupid, or important question I had no matter what time of day it was. I don't know what I would have done without her or the Breast Cancer Resource Center
- Tanya
BCRC client

Board of Directors

Tammy Benter

Director Water Utility Regulation, Public Utility Commission

Susannah Stinson

Family Law Attorney

Norma Jean Chapa

Senior Technical Recruiter, Infinity Ward

Jane Chawla, M.D.

Medical Oncologist, Texas Oncology

A. Elizabeth Colvin | President

Director, Local Affairs at Dell Medical School

Joe Langford, CPA | Treasurer

Owner, Carpenter & Langford, P.C.

Kent Macaulay, DDS | Secretary

Private Practice

Kelly Martinez, M.D.

Breast Surgeon, Austin Breast Center

Gail E. Papermaster

Attorney & Counselor at Law, Striata Group Consulting & Grable Martin Fulton, PLLC

Alison Raffalovich | Past President

Senior Director, Corporate Communications, Revionics, Inc.

Sue Sheppard | President Elect

Retired Associate Judge, Travis County District Courts

Our Board is passionate about ensuring no one in Central Texas faces breast cancer alone.

Financial Partners

CBS Austin
St. David's
United Way
Dr. Jukes
Piazza Center
Chapparral Women's Club
Christine Fisher
Adelberts Brewery
Dr. Potter

Community Partners

Adelbert's Brewery
American Cancer Society
Ame's Cleaning
Austin Breast Imaging
Community Action
EK Media
Flatwater Foundation
Foundation Communities
Food! Food!

giftingcare.org logo

Austin Cancer Rehab
Merry Maids
P&H Services
Pink Pilates
Seton Healthcare
Table Rock Produtions
Team Survivor
THAIR for You
The Smile Never Fades
Texas Oncology
Wonders and Worries

We’d also like to thank all of the Sewing Circles who provide pillows and camisoles to help women during their recovery.

Call Our Helpline at 512-524-2560 | Línea de Ayuda 512-796-5808