Krystal RedmanKrystal Redman (she/they)
Executive Director

Rooted in her political lineage of grassroots organizing and activism toward Black and queer liberation and health equity in the heart of LA–Dr. Redman centers her work in Health Justice, the liberation of folx who reside deep within the margins and in Reproductive Justice. Dr. Redman is a self-published author, and a frequent speaker throughout sexual and reproductive justice, and health justice movement(s), as well as in the public health sector. They bring over 16 years of experience in leading health promotion and disease prevention initiatives, as well as organizing towards equitable access, care and treatment within community-based and centered programs. Prior to beginning her relationship with Breast Cancer Action, Dr. Redman has held executive leadership positions within public health and healthcare organizations. They also continue to lead a southern based reproductive justice organization. Mainly, her role(s) have centered on working to expand resources, information, health education, and access to equitable care and coverage to young people, womxn, and families. Beyond her work in service to those with the furthest relationships to power, Dr. Redman is most proud and driven by their role as a parent to her cute little one “Amyr,” who keeps her animated, grounded and centered.

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Jayla Burton
Program Manager

Jayla is a graduate of the University of San Francisco with dual Masters Degrees in Public Health and Behavioral Health Science. She has a passion for reducing health disparities, promoting social justice, and advocating for best practices in healthcare. She has worked in Global Health, Women’s Health, Behavioral Health, and Harm Reduction. She admires Breast Cancer Action’s drive to identify the root causes of breast cancer. As the Program Officer, Jayla works with Breast Cancer Action to execute the Think Before You Pink® (TB4UP) campaign and all other national campaigns. Jayla also facilitates engagement year-round promoting policy and advocacy educational campaigns. In her free time, she enjoys dancing and learning about different cultures’ dance styles and techniques. She is originally from Ohio, but enjoys the Bay Area and all it has to offer. 

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Zoe Christopher

Zoë Christopher (she/her)
Program Officer & Operations Manager

Zoë wears several hats: As BCAction’s Program Officer, she strives for concrete, real-world change specifically as it relates to people with breast cancer. She develops and maintains relationships with other leaders in this field, produces educational materials, and provides one-on-one information and resources to callers to help them make informed decisions about their health, based on their personal values and priorities. As BCAction’s Operations Manager, she coordinates our working environments. Zoë holds a Masters degree in psychology and spent 20 years working in the trenches of crisis intervention and support. Outside of BCAction, she is a poet and writer, working on a memoir, and a photographer who hangs out with crows.

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Lopa Pal
Development Manager

Lopa manages Breast Cancer Action’s fundraising activities, ensuring that the organization has the resources it needs to fulfill its mission. Prior to BCAction, Lopa spent 10 years as Donor Relations Officer at Greenbelt Alliance. She brings to BCAction  a love of advocating for environmental justice and building sincere and long-term relationships. Working closely with the Executive Director, Lopa oversees the organization’s fundraising appeals, events, and donor database. She manages third party events and house parties nationwide as well as Don’t Pink For Me, BCAction’s peer to peer fundraising platform. If you want to host a house party or start a Don’t Pink For Me page please don’t hesitate to contact her! Lopa received her BA from UC Santa Cruz and her MA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Art History.

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Heather Stone (she/her)
Development & Communications Associate

Heather supports Breast Cancer Action’s donor database, fundraising, member communication, and event facilitation. Previously she worked with a non-profit that provides unbiased scientific information to government, industry, and academic organizations regarding chemical use in consumer products. That work included the impact of highly fluorinated chemicals (PFAS), flame retardants, and antimicrobials on women’s risk for breast cancer.

Heather has a BA in Sociology from Mills College. Her undergraduate thesis addressed women’s reproductive health justice in marginalized and minority communities. Before gaining her BA, she worked in the Philippines with several NGOs advocating for health rights for at-risk women and children. In her position with BCAction, she combines her decades of experience in corporate marketing, communication, event planning, and data management to support our advocacy for women living with or at risk of breast cancer. In her free time she loves gardening, making art and adventuring with her children.

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Tibby Reas Hinderlie (she/her)
Communications Manager

Tibby has seven years experience in health justice causes and worked in reproductive justice prior to joining the team at BCAction. Her reproductive justice work included roles at the local, state, and national level. Locally, Tibby worked as a Patient Advocate and the Office Coordinator at Red River Women’s Clinic in Fargo, North Dakota. At the state level, she serves as the President of the board of directors for the North Dakota Women In Need (WIN) Abortion Access Fund. At the national level she has worked as a Communications Contractor for the National Network of Abortion Funds (NNAF). Prior to her work in abortion care, Tibby worked as Director of Development at a health care facility and in communications and development in the food justice industry. Her communications background also entails writing and social media experience including two years working as a Journalist and a social media internship with the satirical publication The Onion. Tibby earned her Master’s Degree from the University of Chicago in the program of Social Sciences (MAPSS), and her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of California, Berkeley with a double-major in Rhetoric and Gender and Women’s Studies. 

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Emily PalermoEmily Palermo
Grassroots Community Organizer Intern

Emily Palermo and I am a rising senior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill studying Public Policy and Political Science with the goals of working with women’s health policy. Her coursework has elaborated on the intersectionality of things like gender and race with public policy and how stakeholders impact policy priorities. She is incredibly excited to be a part of the Breast Cancer Action team and feels inspired by the organization’s history and mission of health justice, diversity, and integrity. In her free time, she loves to try new cuisines, jaunt around record shops and bookstores, and to play with her two wonderful dogs.

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Audrey Price

Audrey Price
Think Before You Pink Intern

Audrey is a rising senior at the University of California, Los Angeles where she is pursuing a double major in Human Biology and Society and Psychology. In the classroom and beyond, Audrey’s goal is to address social determinants of health that her community is facing. She is an active member of her campus community and is involved in organizations that educate the community about Public Health and provide resources to patients at UCLA Health. Additionally, she is the lab manager of a study within the Dieting Stress and Health Lab at UCLA that looks at the correlation between stress and weight gain. Last summer she interned with Vote By Mail 2020 to educate voters on how to register and vote-by-mail. Audrey is looking forward to continuing to address health disparities and social justice issues in her role as the Think Before You Pink Intern®️ this summer.

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Evelynn ChenEvelynn Chen (she/her)
Communications Intern

Evelynn is second-year undergraduate at the University of California, Los Angeles, pursuing a bachelor’s of science degree in the College of Letters and Science. She admires BCAction’s commitment to identifying and foregrounding the systemic issues behind the breast cancer epidemic. Evelynn is passionate about health justice and journalism. As the Communications Intern, she helps prepare materials and generate posts for Breast Cancer Action’s social media platforms. Her background in communications includes five years as a student journalist and copyeditor at high school- and college-level publications. She is currently a news intern at the Daily Bruin, where she has written articles on the COVID-19 pandemic as well as undergraduate housing and food insecurity. Evelynn also serves as a senior advisor at the United Abacus Arithmetic Association (UAAYA), where she promotes abacus arithmetic, its connection with STEM education, and Chinese cultural heritage to K-12 youth. In her free time, she enjoys exploring local eateries with friends.  

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Alia Sovereign

Alia Sovereign (she/her)
Program Intern

Alia is a rising senior at the University of California, Santa Cruz working towards a double major in Chemistry and Psychology. She is passionate about women’s health and promoting better public understanding through disseminating the science behind these issues and fighting the inequalities in access to health science. Alia hopes to address the lack of women’s health research in a multitude of areas over her career, as well as creating a more welcoming environment for women in STEM. She is looking forward to helping with BCAction’s commitment to identifying environmental causes behind the breast cancer epidemic as well as addressing health disparities in her role as the Program Intern this summer. Alia is from San Francisco and loves the Bay Area and surrounding areas. In her free time, she enjoys being outdoors in the sun, whether she is biking or running, and taking care of her multitude of houseplants.