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BCRC

2022 Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors is a group of community leaders committed to furthering our mission and vision locally. With diverse professional and personal experiences, they bring a wealth of knowledge to assist the organization with strategic planning, fundraising and fiscal oversight. BCRC is thankful for their leadership.

Tammy Lee Hoguin-Benter

Chair

Director of Utility Outreach, Public Utility Commission of Texas

What inspired you to volunteer as a board member?

Being a former client, a volunteer, a donor, an ArtBra Model, and a member of the Finance Committee helped me to learn all about BCRC and the great work they do to help the breast cancer community. As a young breast cancer survivor, this was really impactful for me and that is why I wanted to serve on the board of BCRC.


What are three words you would use to describe BCRC?

Compassionate, Helpful, Well Respected


How long have you been involved with BCRC and in what capacity?

I have been involved with BCRC for 10 years. I was a former client, a member of the Pink Ribbon Cowgirls, an Art Bra model, an Art Bra Artist, an Art Bra committee member, an Envisions member, a member of the Finance Committee, a member of the Board of Directors, the organizer of the BCRC Team for the Susan G Komen walk and have helped with other events as a volunteer.


Norma Jean Chapa

Vice Chair and Secretary

Senior Technical Recruiter, AppLovin

Lotus Douglas

Treasurer

Program Director, Customer and Partner Engagement and Enablement, IBM

Debi Brannan

Parliamentarian

Chief Business Development Officer, ARA Diagnostic Imaging

What inspired you to volunteer as a board member?

I was inspired to volunteer as a BCRC board member when I heard the stories of how the BCRC impacted those affected by breast cancer. BCRC truly makes a difference in those lives through support and empowerment. I’m proud to support that mission.


What are three words you would use to describe BCRC?

Support, Empowerment, Compassion


How long have you been involved with BCRC and in what capacity?

Board Member – Jan 2014 – Aug 2018 and Jan 2021 – Present
Secretary of the Board of Directors Jan 2015 – Dec 2015
President Elect Jan 2016 – Dec 2016
President Jan 2017 – Dec 2017
Parliamentarian Jan 2021 – Present


Alice Elizabeth Colvin

Board Member

Executive Director, RAISE Texas

What inspired you to volunteer as a board member?

Like so many who have been impacted by and lost loved ones to cancer, I lost an aunt and a young cousin to breast cancer and too many dear friends to other cancers. Anyone diagnosed with cancer or other life-threatening diseases needs a personalized resource like BCRC to provide information, support and community.


What are three words you would use to describe BCRC?

Community, Compassion, Expertise


How long have you been involved with BCRC and in what capacity?

My initial involvement with BCRC started in 2014 as a nonprofit partner, educating BCRC staff on how insurance available through the Affordable Care Act could benefit their clients and referring any clients I saw with breast cancer to BCRC. I joined the BCRC Board in 2015.


Kenya Johnson

Board Member

Special Projects Manager/Texas Department of Family and Protective Services

What inspired you to volunteer as a board member?

I was inspired at the aspect of increasing our reach in the African American community. My personal mission is closely assigned with that of BCRC.


What are three words you would use to describe BCRC?

Compassionate, Caring, Engaging


How long have you been involved with BCRC and in what capacity?

I have been a friend of BCRC for over 20 years.


Sarah Lee Marshall

Founder

VP Strategic Communications Ivanti

What inspired you to volunteer as a board member?

As a breast cancer survivor and client of BCRC, I experienced first-hand how important the great work the center is doing.


What are three words you would use to describe BCRC?

Hope, Community, Connection.


How long have you been involved with BCRC and in what capacity?

Three years – client, donor, art bra model, and board member.


Dr. Kelly Martinez, MD, FACS

Chair

Breast Surgeon, Baylor Scott & White

What inspired you to volunteer as a board member?

To help promote their wonderful services to our breast cancer community.


What are three words you would use to describe BCRC?

Caring, Informative, Passionate


Jamie Murphy McLeroy

Board Member

Self employed

What inspired you to volunteer as a board member?

Friends and family who battled breast cancer.


What are three words you would use to describe BCRC?

Compassionate, Client-focused, Dynamic.


How long have you been involved with BCRC and in what capacity?

Volunteer since 2019, board member since 2020


Gail Papermaster

Chair, Governance Committee

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

What inspired you to volunteer as a board member?

Prior client of BCRC and admiration for scope of services and team.


What are three words you would use to describe BCRC?

Life changing.


How long have you been involved with BCRC and in what capacity?

Board member for 6+ years.


Alison Lee Raffalovich

Board Member

Vice President, Global Communications Strategy, DemandTec

What inspired you to volunteer as a board member?

Outstanding services for women with breast cancer and those who love them, delivered by incredibly dedicated and capable staff.


What are three words you would use to describe BCRC?

Compassionate, Capable, Caring.


How long have you been involved with BCRC and in what capacity?

Committee and board member since 2014.


Susannah Alexis Stinson

Board Member

Partner, Stinson & Moyles Law Firm

What inspired you to volunteer as a board member?

A friend and survivor who was a model in Art Bra Austin.


What are three words you would use to describe BCRC?

Help, hope and support.


How long have you been involved with BCRC and in what capacity?

I have been involved with BCRC for several years. First as a guest at Art Bra Austin and then as a donor and Board Member.


Dr. Kent Macaulay, DDS

Board Chair Emeritus

Doctor of Dental Surgery

What inspired you to volunteer as a board member?

Observed the good work done by the BCRC in the community.


What are three words you would use to describe BCRC?

Empathy , Education , Empower


How long have you been involved with BCRC and in what capacity?

Donor from 2006 and became a Board member in 2013 or 2014


Christine Fisher, MD, FACS

Plastic Surgeon, Austin Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

What inspired you to volunteer as a board member?

Since 2013, I’ve seen how helpful BCRC’s navigators are to my breast cancer patients. BCRC helps connect patients to resources and a community of women who “get it.”


What are three words you would use to describe BCRC?

Compassionate, Helpful, Community


How long have you been involved with BCRC and in what capacity?

I have been referring my breast reconstruction patients to BCRC since 2013, and have been an Art Bra Austin sponsor since 2014.


Maria Garrett

Maria Garrett

Board Member

MG Leadership | Coaching & Consulting

What inspired you to volunteer as a board member?

I am a Stage III breast cancer survivor. The BCRC provided direct comfort, education & support services to me while I was undergoing treatment. The compassionate services & professional approach taken by this org really spoke to me. I’ve been advocating for the BCRC ever since and am happy to be able to contribute in a more significant way to the work BCRC does in our community through Board service.


What are three words you would use to describe BCRC?

Compassionate. Committed. Credentialed.


How long have you been involved with BCRC and in what capacity?

I first learned about BCRC in 2015 and was a client of their services throughout 2015-2016. I’ve been a staunch supporter and donor since then and officially joined the BOD in 2022.


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