BCAction Staff

Krystal Redman

Krystal 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.

Jayla BurtonJayla Burton Headshot
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 Manager, 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.

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.

Heather Stone (she/her)
Development Manager

As Breast Cancer Action’s Development Manager, Heather manages the organization’s diverse grassroots fundraising program. She combines her decades of experience in marketing, communications, event planning, and data management to support our advocacy and development work, and ensure the organization has the resources it needs to fulfill its mission.

She previously worked with an environmental non-profit that provides research on the safety and use of consumer products for government, industry, and academic organizations. This work provided her with a knowledge of and focus on the increased risk of breast cancer caused by environmental exposures due to chemicals including highly fluorinated chemicals (PFAS), flame retardants, and antimicrobials. Heather graduated from Mills College with a bachelor of arts in Sociology. 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 the health rights of underserved women and children. In her free time she loves gardening, making art, and adventuring with her children.

Tibby Reas Hinderlie HeadshotTibby Reas Hinderlie (she/her)
Communications Manager

Tibby is a communications professional with experience in the food justice, reproductive justice, and health justice fields. 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 served as the President of the board of directors for the North Dakota Women In Need (WIN) Abortion Access Fund for four years. 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 marketing at food pantries in Chicago, IL, and Fargo, ND. Her communications background also includes 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.

Heather Perkins (she/her)
Deputy Director

Heather is a mission -driven nonprofit leader with 20 years of experience in senior -level leadership capacities for local, state, and national organizations scaling and sustaining social innovation via complex systems. She brings experience to BC Action as a cross-functional strategist, organizational change architect, and thought leader with a stellar record of achievement in multi-sector collaboration, program innovation, talent development, and resource development.

As a catalyst for transformational and innovative change, she is energized in creating the conditions for people and organizations to be and do their very best. She relishes opportunities to pose challenging questions to gain curiosity and galvanize critical conversations that inspire audacious actions.

Diagnosed with breast cancer in her early 30s, she knows the physical, mental, emotional, and financial impact a cancer diagnosis and treatment can bring. Her lived experience demonstrates that access to transparent and unbiased information and options is critical and often a challenge to obtain. She believes every human has the right to be their own health advocate, and to do so everyone must have access to independent evidence-based data to inform their decisions.

Heather earned her Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) with a focus in nonprofit management from Springfield College, where she also graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Human Services. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, hiking, kayaking, reading, and traveling the world.

Sylvia Gin (she/they)
Think Before You Pink Intern

Sylvia Gin is a graduate student at University of California, Berkeley earning her dual Master’s degree in Public Health and Social Welfare with concentrations in Maternal, Child, Adolescent Health, and Strengthening Children, Youth, and Families. Sylvia holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Health Education with an emphasis in Community-Based Public Health and a minor in Women’s Health Issues from San Francisco State University. Her passion for increasing health outcomes for vulnerable populations of children and their families has led her to hold roles as an early childhood educator, youth counselor, student advocate and student success coordinator. She enjoys participating in and sharing mindfulness practices with those around her and is a certified yoga instructor. She is grateful for the opportunity to work with Breast Cancer Action as her family is personally impacted by the breast-cancer causing BRCA gene. As the Think Before You Pink intern, Sylvia is excited to hold others accountable in efforts towards preventing and treating breast cancer with both a holistic and social justice lens.

Emily Dermand (she/her)
Program Intern

Emily is currently attending UCLA, earning her Master of Public Health in epidemiology. She has her bachelor’s degree in sociology from California State University, Channel Islands, where she focused on women’s health and gender inequality. Emily has a passion for mitigating social and gender disparities, as well as shining light on women’s health and the barriers many women face in order to seek out equal medical care. In her free time, Emily enjoys cooking, reading, going to the beach, and spending time with her friends and family in sunny Southern California.



Ana Wong (she/her)
Communications & Graphic Design Intern

Ana is an incoming senior at UC Berkeley majoring in Environmental Science with a concentration in Biology. She is also pursuing the Berkeley Certificate in Design Innovation. She will assist Breast Cancer Action on their Communications and Graphic Design team, providing design input on the production of informational content. She is passionate about the effects of environmental degradation and how it brings about breast cancer, especially in terms of toxicology. She hopes to one day work as an environmental consultant in businesses to bring about change from the top down.