Erica A. Tullis, 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.
Annmari Cooper, Staff Accountant
Prior to joining the BCCA team as Staff Accountant, Annmari was the VP of Finance for another local non-profit in Montgomery County.
She has worked in the finance and accounting realm for most of her career. Her passion for helping others led her to the non-profit sector.
Annmari attended college at Kaplan University as well as Harvard Extension school. She has raised 3 children who are the light of her life.
She enjoys spending time with family, writing, floral design and drawing.
Angela Gonzales, Executive Assistant
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.
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.
Garret Piper, Website Manager
Garret studied communications at Penn State. He has many functions within Cancer Recovery Foundation Group of Charities. However, his key role in support of The Breast Cancer Charities of America is maintaining the website. The combination of having an eye for layout and the ability to develop those concepts on the web make him an important asset to the BCCA team.
Garret married his high school sweetheart and they have started a family by having their first son. He enjoys playing baseball, hunting, fishing, hanging out with the guys, and golfing every chance he gets.
Board of Directors
Diana Holman-Gregor; Vice President
Linda Kamp Anderson; Secretary/Treasurer
Theo Ruth Cox; Board Member