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.

Linn, Rural Outreach Services Coordinator

Started At Bismarck Cancer Center: 2016
Previous Experience:
 14 years pharmaceutical sales, English/Reading tutor at Bismarck Public Schools
Education: Degree in English and Communications from Minot State University

Linn is passionate about spreading cancer awareness and education to Bismarck and the surrounding communities through Project Hope and BCC events.  Linn’s favorite part of the job is working with the ‘best staff in Bismarck!’

Dana, Education Outreach Services Coordinator

Started At Bismarck Cancer Center: 2016
Previous Experience:
 Prior to joining the Bismarck Cancer Center staff, Dana served as the Marketing & Information Director for the North Dakota Department of Agriculture. 
Education: Minot State University

Dana joined the Bismarck Cancer Center with a very diverse professional background. She enjoyed 14 years at Roosevelt Park Zoo in Minot and six years with the ND Department of Agriculture, but the desire to be a part of the hope, help and healing at the Bismarck Cancer Center was a call she couldn’t miss. Dana is passionate about the importance of positive thinking, leading by example, and never giving up.