Krystal Redman (she/they)
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.
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)
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 (she/her)
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)
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.
Haleemah Atobiloye (she/her)
“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude about it.” As trite as this timeless truth by Maya Angelou may seem, it has altered Haleemah’s perception of human existence and has been highly instrumental to the research positions she’s served in various not-for-profit organizations and her personal social justice advocacy ever since she stumbled on the quote in her final year of secondary school in Nigeria, West Africa. Haleemah brings this perception, cumulative three-plus years of work experience in the social sector, and her ability to complete insightful yet empathetic mixed-method social science research to the team at Breast Cancer Action. Haleemah has a Master’s degree in International Development with a focus on the International Political Economy from Ohio University, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from Crescent University. When not working, she enjoys watching Korean dramas, exploring museums, and creating what she considers hilarious TikTok content that is never going to leave her drafts.