Ray Anne Evans
512.771.0432 (Work Cell) / firstname.lastname@example.orgRuni 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 Program Manager. As Program Manager, 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.
Director of Community Partnerships
512.850.7055 (Work Cell) / email@example.comPhyllis 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.
512.580.4508 (Main Office) / firstname.lastname@example.orgAlta 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.
Patient Navigator/Young Survivor Services
512.580.4497 (Main Office); 512.850.9801 (Work Cell) / email@example.comKaryn 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. In 2017, Karyn received her Oncology Patient Navigator–Certified Generalis (OPN-CG) Certification. 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.
Senior Certified Patient Navigator
512.248.2645 (Round Rock) / firstname.lastname@example.orgMarjorie 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. In 2017, Marjorie received her Oncology Patient Navigator–Certified Generalis (OPN-CG) Certification. 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.
Bilingual Certified Patient Navigator
512.248.8088 (Round Rock) / email@example.comElaine 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.
Nicol "Nik" Ireland
Annual Giving Manager
Bilingual Senior Certified Patient Navigator
512.580.4496 (Main Office); 512.850.8439 (Work Cell) / firstname.lastname@example.orgJessica 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.
Mary Ellen Rogers
512.580.4495 (Main Office); 512.850.7898 (Work Cell) / email@example.comMary Ellen was diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma in April of 2014. She received neoadjuvant chemotherapy which included 4 rounds of Adriamyacin Cytoxin then 12 rounds of Taxol. Her surgery in which no cancer cells were found was followed by 21 days of radiation and she is currently on Tamoxifen. Mary Ellen joined BCRC as Patient Navigator on June 4, 2018. She provides support, information and guidance to caregivers; and directs clients to appropriate resources and provides information regarding breast cancer and treatment. Her background is in team management and people development and prior to coming on staff she was a very active BCRC volunteer involved with outreach, client assistance and companionship during times of need, Scare for a Cure and Art Bra. She lives in North Austin with her husband and two dogs, Lucy and Lila. When she is not at work, she enjoys cooking, music, jewelry making and gardening.
512.580.4498 (Main Office); 512.850.7962 (Work Cell) / firstname.lastname@example.orgMelissa 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.
Intake & Volunteer Manager
512.524.2560 / RLoeliger@bcrc.orgRhonda was diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma breast cancer in December 2015 at the age of 47. Her treatment included a lumpectomy, 4 rounds of Taxotere and Cytoxan, 20 rounds of radiation, and 18 months of hormone blockers. Rhonda joined BCRC part time as the Volunteer Manager in 2017, after having been a volunteer since 2008. In June 2018, she became a full time staff member that included the role of the Intake Specialist. Rhonda‘s voice is the first a newly diagnosed person is likely to hear when they call BCRC’s helpline. She comes from a long career in office management and executive support. Rhonda’s ability to organize, stay focused, and remain cool under fire make her a perfect fit for Intake and Volunteer Manager. In her spare time, Rhonda is a wife, a mother of 2 grown daughters, a mother to 3 rescue pooches, a seamstress of historical pieces, a cyclist, and a wine aficionado.
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