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.
LeighAnn Faour, Director of Operations
Leigh Ann has made BCCA her home after ten plus years of hands-on accounting/finance experience.
While my family has been blessed to have minimal cancer in our medical history, it has touched my life through friends. I have compassion and empathy for the life changing impact it has on survivors and their families.
BCCA has given me the opportunity to do what I enjoy most and be part of a great organization.
Miriam Mendoza, Marketing Manager
Miriam comes to BCCA with 4 years of professional experience in the healthcare industry as well as marketing expertise. Miriam has worked with cancer patients in a medical setting in the past, so she understands the complexities of the disease itself as well as the toll that it can take on an individual and their family.
She counts herself blessed to not have experienced cancer first-hand, although it does run in her family. Miriam comes to us at BCCA with a youthful exuberance and an air of professionalism. She is excited to utilize her gifts and creativity at BCCA!
“I feel truly blessed to be part of an organization like BCCA, where I can utilize my gifts and talents, as well as give back to a noble cause in the process.”
In her free time, Miriam enjoys spending time with her husband and yorkie. She also enjoys CrossFit at her local box and working on her personal website. Miriam is currently pursuing her MBA.
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