Community Relations/Marketing/Education/Outreach

The role of the Community Relations program is to develop and maintain positive relationships among all key internal and external stakeholders. These key stakeholders consist of patients/family members, staff, physicians and other referral sources, community/business people, and our joint owners—St. Alexius and Sanford Bismarck. Community involvement enables us to actively live our center’s values and communicate the spirit of our brand. Through the Marketing program, the center helps build awareness of services and technology available to cancer patients within a 250-mile radius, as well as providing education to the BCC market share. The BCC community relations and marketing program also assists the BCCF with planning, development, and promotion of BCCF events and fundraising projects.

Sara, Marketing Director 

Started at Bismarck Cancer Center: 2012
Previous Experience: Pride of Dakota Coordinator
Education: Minnesota State University, Moorhead

Sara’s mother is a 25-year breast cancer survivor – motivating her to work with Bismarck Cancer Center. Additionally, she lost a good friend due to leukemia a few years back. Sara’s favorite part of working at BCC is working with with great people who have an amazing passion for doing what they do and the feeling that she’s making a difference. Sara’s most memorable experience was her first Applefest. She was amazed at how the staff worked together to pull off such an amazing event.

Allexis, Outreach & Education Coordinator

Started At Bismarck Cancer Center: 2022
Previous Experience:
 BPS Special Education Teacher, Social work at St. Alexius hospital and Abused Adult Resource Center
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Social Work (Minot State University), Master’s degree in Special Education (University of North Dakota)

Allexis is passionate about spreading cancer awareness and education to Bismarck and the surrounding communities through Project Hope and BCC events. Allexis’s favorite part of the job is that all staff and coworkers at BCC have the common goal to be helpful and caring to all individuals in time of need.

Aasta, Community Relations Coordinator

Started At Bismarck Cancer Center: 2022
Previous Experience:
 Bismarck Mandan Chamber EDC, ND Department of Commerce
Education: Bismarck State College

Aasta joined the Bismarck Cancer Center after seeing all of the good things the BCC does for our community. She is excited to help others and join a motivated, caring team who aims to make an impact on all who walk through their door.