Ray Anne Evans

Executive Director

512.524.2470 x 101 (Main Office) / revans@bcrc.org
Ray Anne 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.
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Robin Leonard

Director of Development

512.524.2470x106 (Main Office) / rleonard@bcrc.org
Robin 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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Runi Limary

Director of Programs

512.524.2470x107 (Main Office) / rlimary@bcrc.org
Runi 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 the Patient Navigator for Young Survivor Services. In 2015 she stepped into the role as Director of Programs. As Director of Programs, Runi plans the program delivery and evaluation to ensure clients receive the education, guidance and assistance they need to help overcome barriers to diagnosis, care and beyond. 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, 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 enjoys spending time with her friends and family. She also enjoys traveling and hiking.
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Phyllis Rose

Director of Volunteer Services

512.850.7055 (Work Cell) / prose@bcrc.org
Phyllis 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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Karyn Couvillion

Patient Navigator/Young Survivor Services

512.524.2470x105 (Main Office); 512.850.9801 (Work Cell) / kcouvillion@bcrc.org
Karyn was diagnosed with cancer in January of 2014 at age 41 with two young daughters aged 6 and 3. She had a lumpectomy and sentinel node biopsy with a followup re-excision 3 days later, along with 5 months of chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Currently being treated with Tamoxifen, Karyn credits her own BCRC patient navigator with empowering her to take control of her treatment plan. Karyn joined the BCRC in November of 2015. As a Patient Navigator, Karyn provides support, information and guidance to caregivers; and directs clients to appropriate resources and provides information regarding breast cancer and treatment. Karyn 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. Karyn received a degree in Public Policy from Duke University and spent several years working in media, marketing and tech. She lives in South Austin with her husband, two kiddos, and her crazy dog Cayenne.
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Marjorie Gallece

Senior Certified Patient Navigator

512.248.2645 (Round Rock) / mgallece@bcrc.org
Marjorie 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 a Senior Certified Patient Navigator, Marjorie is responsible for Patient Navigation in Williamson County. She provides support, information and guidance to caregivers; and directs clients to appropriate resources and provides information regarding breast cancer and treatment. 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.
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Elaine Gonzales

Bilingual Certified Patient Navigator

512.248.8088 (Round Rock) / egonzales@bcrc.org
Elaine 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 2016, Elaine received CN-BA credentialing through the National Consortium of Breast Centers. 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.
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Kate Guhin

Development Specialist

512.524.2470 x106 (Main Office) / kguhin@bcrc.org
Kate 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 newlywed husband and catahoula/lab pup, Teddy, as well as catching up with her twin sister on life back in the Big Apple.
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Jessica Jones

Bilingual Senior Certified Patient Navigator

512.324.7992 (Brackenridge); 512.850.8439 (Work Cell) / jjones@bcrc.org
Jessica 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.

Meghan Jones

Grants Manager

512.524.2470x106 (Main Office) / mjones@bcrc.org
Meghan 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.
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Katherine Knighten

Support Specialist

512.524.2560 (Main Office) / support@bcrc.org
Katherine joined the BCRC staff in 2016. She received a BS in Biology from Texas State University and spent her years in college directing a student based nonprofit volunteer organization. Before joining the BCRC team, Katherine spent much of her time volunteering for various nonprofits, including the BCRC. As the Support Specialist, Katherine is the calm in the storm and is the first point of contact for new clients. She is also responsible for connecting clients with Patient Navigators, managing BCRC's client database, reporting and processing data, as well as conducting administrative activities. When she is not at the office, Katherine can be found watching live music, at the Greenbelt, or sandwiched between her dog, Lily, and her cat, Prince.

Alta Kokochak

Accountant

512.751.3175-cell (Main Office) / akokochak@bcrc.org
Alta 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.
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Dianna Petrick

Senior Certified Patient Navigator

512.524.2470x103 (Main Office); 512.850.7898 (Work Cell) / dpetrick@bcrc.org
Dianna 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. 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.
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Melissa Ruiz

Patient Navigator

512.524.2470x104 (Main Office); 512.850.7962 (Work Cell) / dpetrick@bcrc.org
Melissa is a two-time breast cancer survivor. Melissa was first diagnosed with breast cancer just four days away from her 37th birthday in 2009 and again in 2012. She underwent a bilateral mastectomy, chemotherapy, radiation and the DIEP flap procedure for her reconstruction. Her first introduction to the BCRC was with her patient navigator that visited her at the infusion room with a tote bag, a pillow and a friendly face. She attributes her successful treatments to the BCRC’s support and education. Melissa joined the BCRC in July 2016 and she provides support, information and guidance to caregivers. She also directs clients to appropriate resources and provides information regarding breast cancer and treatment. She holds a BA in Business Administration from Concordia University. She enjoys swimming, bike riding, and spending time with her two daughters, Chelsea and Emily. In 2016, she added a new addition to her family, her grandson Lorenzo.

Angelica Wikswo

Education Specialist

512-796-5808 / awikswo@bcrc.org
Angelica Wikswo was diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma in July of 2014. She had a mastectomy with diep flap reconstruction followed by 4 rounds of Adriamyacin and Cytoxin, 12 rounds of Taxol, 5 weeks of radiation and is currently on daily dose of Tamoxifen. Angelica joined BCRC in February 2016 as the Education Specialist. As such she gives presentations about the importance of breast health to underserved communities and promotes BCRC’s free diagnostic services program. Angelica received her BS in Communications from The University of Texas at Austin. She has a 13 year old son, Jeremiah, who was and is her motivation to survive and thrive after cancer.

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