Breast Cancer Charities of America

The Breast Cancer Charities of America is successful largely due to the dedication and commitment made behind the scenes. We’re proud of each and every person who makes our organization what it is.

Erica Johnson, Executive Director and Founder

After working for years in the television industry in Los Angeles and then rising the corporate ladder in the oil & gas industry, Erica found that her passion for empowering women, giving back and helping others was missing from her every day work. In 2009, she left her corporate America job and started iGoPink & The Breast Cancer Charities of America; since then, the organization has grown to serve over 450 hospitals nationwide and a global reach that educates and empowers millions of women every year to prevent and survive breast cancer.

“We get by what we give. I believe we are put here to serve others in all that we do. The message of hope, health and healing is what we provide at BCCA. Together, we empower young women to be educated on preventing breast cancer, while supporting those who face the disease, to survive and thrive after breast cancer.”

Outside of iGoPink, you can find Erica spending time with her husband, their newborn daughter and 70lb yellow lab fur-baby. Together they enjoy traveling, remodeling homes, tennis, golf and all things culinary.

Tristan Fernandez-Cablay, Assistant Executive Director

Tristan is a firm believer in the power of the mind-body-spirit connection. Whether it is a person battling the disease, or a loved one searching for ways and methods to be supportive, one must always remember there are many shades of “pink”. The most powerful way to overcome and support is to stay present and be educated.

Tristan has had several special ladies in her life that have survived breast cancer. She remains passionate about the cause and the importance of prevention, early detection, and access to support services if diagnosed. Tristan aims to educate women on holistic wellness and the importance of creating a space to learn and grow. Spreading the word is everything.

Tristan comes to the BCCA with 10 years in higher education and 8 years spent in the non-profit arena. She is currently in pursuit of a doctorate degree. In her free time, Tristan loves spending time with her children and traveling.

Stephanie Flores, Finance, HR & Missions Manager

Stephanie comes to us with a very diversified portfolio. She has over 16 years’ experience in Finance and Human Resources, a Bachelor’s degree in Geography with a minor in Spanish, and is currently pursuing an MBA, all from Sam Houston State University.

One of Stephanie’s passions is giving back and helping others, and she is thrilled that she can use her skills to make a difference in the lives of those affected by breast cancer.

One of Stephanie greatest strengths is the ability to juggle work and home life! When she is not working, she is spending time with her husband and seven children, playing and coaching soccer, watching boxing and MMA, and hanging out at home with their four Great Dane puppies and two cats.

Alix Josey, Program Outreach Manager

Alix is the Program Outreach Manager for The Breast Cancer Charities of America. With both a Master’s and Bachelor’s degree in health from Texas A&M, Alix has strong background in health programs. Alix strives to spread education around breast cancer prevention and increased survivorship, as well as promoting awareness on breast cancer.

One of her role’s priorities is connecting BCCA’s many program services to cancer treatment facilities, support groups, and resource centers across the country. Turning her passion for helping others into a career fuels Alix’s work. She loves being able to connect patients, survivors, and young women to BCCA’s program services and education.

Alix also enjoys visiting new places with her husband, snuggling with her two dogs, and exercising.

Tori Carruth, PR & Events Manager

Tori serves as the PR & Events Manager where she coordinates in house events and oversees all marketing and public relations for The Breast Cancer Charities of America. Tori’s passion stems from her own family’s past. After watching her grandmother, mother, and sister all battle breast cancer, she felt called to fight the disease in any way she could.

Tori graduated from Sam Houston State University in May 2016 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Health and Human Services. While working towards her degree, she was president of her sorority, Zeta Tau Alpha, whose philanthropy is Breast Cancer Education and Awareness. It is here where she fell in love with nonprofit work, and decided to dedicate her career to helping women.

Off the clock, you’ll find Tori searching out the best restaurants, practicing yoga, catching up on The Bachelor, and going on walks (not runs!) with her golden retriever, Ranger.

Allie Garcia, Program Development Assistant

Allie is the programs development assistant here at The Breast Cancer Charities of America. Her job is to help all of the program services run smoothly and efficiently.

Allie enjoys working at The Breast Cancer Charities of America because helping those in need and giving back anyway she can is something she’s always been passionate about. As the programs development assistant, Allie plans to continue to connect resources to those who need it most.

Outside of work she is a super mom, super wife, avid reader, makeup fanatic, animal lover, and Pinterest chef.

Jaime Sellman, Program Assistant

Jaime is a graduating senior from Texas A&M University. She is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Community Health with a minor in Business Administration. She is mainly involved in assisting with the Help Now Fund and the Feeling Beautiful Again programs.

She loves BCCA because of the organization’s passion to improve the everyday life of ladies who are fighting breast cancer.

In her free time, Jaime loves to travel and spend time with her family and friends. She is new to Houston and is enjoying exploring this new city and is on the hunt to find the best tacos in town.