The Founders

Erika Rech
Co-Founder
Co-President

Erika currently serves on the Breast Intentions Executive Board as co-President. She also co-founded the charity with her cousin, Mike.

Currently, Erika is based out of Manhattan, working for J.P. Morgan in Wealth Management.

Michael Ruane
Co-Founder
Co-President

Mike currently serves on the Breast Intentions Executive Board as co-President. He also co-founded the charity with his cousin, Erika.

Currently, Mike is based out of Manhattan, working for Morgan Stanley in Wealth Management. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Gaby, and two sons, Liam and Domenic.

Meet our New Jersey Team

Carol Rech

Carol Rech, a Stage 3C breast cancer survivor herself, has been involved with Breast Intentions since its inception. She handles daily operations, marketing, and sponsorships. 

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Marianne Ruane

Marianne has been involved with Breast Intentions since its inception. She handles daily operations, marketing, and sponsorships.

Melissa Marsiello

Melissa has been involved with Breast Intentions since its inception. She handles our banking and event planning.

Brian Olore

Brian has been involved with Breast Intentions since its inception. He is our Treasurer and handles all of our technical needs.

Nicole Pelliccia

Nicole has been involved with Breast Intentions for several years. She handles patient correspondence and fundraising.

Karen Westermeier

Karen has been involved with Breast Intentions for several years. She works with patients and manages the distribution of our grants.

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Janet Pepsin

Janet has been involved with Breast Intentions for several years. She handles our quarterly newsletter and is our resident grammer expert!

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Debbie Serrano

Debbie has been involved with Breast Intentions for several years and is our Compliance Officer. She is our 2022 Gala chair and co-chair for Bingo for Boobs.

Heidi Lewis

Heidi has been involved with Breast Intentions for several years. She is our insurance expert and co-chair for Bingo for Boobs.

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Patti Dickens

Patti has been involved with Breast Intentions since its inception. She is one of our patient liaisons and assists with fundraising and events.

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Sue Kiley

Sue has been involved with Breast Intentions since its inception. She is our community liaison.

Linda Morgan

Linda has been involved with Breast Intentions since 2021. She is a welcome addition to our team and gala committee. 

Allie Rech

Allie has been involved with Breast Intentions since its inception. You can always find Allie at every meeting rocking our Breast Intentions gear (coming soon!). You've likely hugged her at some point! :)

Maggie LaBarbera

Maggie has been involved with Breast Intentions since its inception. She thought she could leave us for Virginia, but we pulled her right back! Her enthusiasm and solicitation skills are unmatched.

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