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Meet the Team

Erica A. Johnson, Executive Director

When Erica’s father was given a ’30 days to live’ cancer diagnosis nearly 25 years ago, finding the connection between health, wellness and cancer became a core mission. After seeing her father overcome the odds and live a healthy, cancer-free lifestyle today, Erica’s mission remains to help all people understand the importance of integrated wellness–especially women, as breast cancer can be linked in many ways to diet, exercise and nutrition.

“Being able to help women really understand that breast cancer is treatable, preventable and curable through non-invasive means is my goal. There’s hope and options beyond surgery–there aren’t enough people that understand non-invasive options exist. At BCCA, we are leading the way to integrated health and wellness in finding the cure to breast cancer.”

Erica is an advocate for non-invasive breast cancer research and focuses on putting the patient first. “Too many times people get caught up with funding only research that they forget there are people who need help today, right now—that’s why our Help Now Fund and non-invasive research funding puts that focus back on the patient.”

Erica enjoys photography, working out, singing, cooking and spending time with her family.

Angela Gonzales, Program Services Director

Before joining Breast Cancer Charities of America, Angela spent the past 2 years raising her daughter. Prior to that,  she spent 6 years teaching high school and middle school science, while coaching college softball. She has a strong passion for helping and educating others which led to the opportunity in joining the BCCA team. Angela oversees programs services such as the Help Now fund, Feeling Beautiful Again, and the University Education Program.

 
Outside of BCCA, Angela enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She devotes time to coaching and teaching softball skills to local young ladies who aspire to advance their softball careers.

Jennifer Bruse, Digital Marketing Manager

Douglas Runkle, Chief Operating Officer

Doug is a seasoned dual disciplined Fundraising and Human Resources professional. Prior to joining the non-profit sector in 2005, he spent 13 years in for-profit companies ranging from technology to marketing and public relations. Doug holds a BSBA from Shippensburg University.

In addition to his work with the Foundation, he currently sits as a voting member on The Council for Non-Profit Accountability; a national think-tank dedicated to helping non-profits develop responsible reporting methods to the public about their activities.

Arthur Granito, Chief Financial Officer

Before joining our team at the Cancer Recovery Foundation Group of Charities, Art served 23 years as the Chief Financial Officer for a multi-billion dollar pension fund. Prior to that, Art was an audit manager in the State Auditor General’s Office for 14 years. Art is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a member of the American and Pennsylvania Institutes of Certified Public Accountants.

Art is married and enjoys time with his grandchildren. He also enjoys golfing, cooking and international traveling.

 

Board of Directors

Diana Holman-Gregor; Vice President
Linda Kamp Anderson; Secretary/Treasurer
Theo Ruth Cox; Board Member

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