Rick Baker is the Founder of the BBF and has enjoyed a number of highly successful careers. First, as a senior pastor for many years, he then transitioned into the media as a talk radio host and finally as a best-selling author. He launched the Becky Baker Foundation in May of 2017 after his wife, Becky, passed away from stage 4 metastatic breast cancer.
Dr. Barb, who is the President of the Foundation holds a Doctorate in Leadership and has been involved in education and learning for several decades. A serial entrepreneur, she has literally helped thousands of people in her career and now utilizes her experience to design and develop the education arm of the BBF.
Dr. Carla Garcia is a board certified Doctor of Oriental Medicine in New Mexico with more than 20 years of experience in Thermography. She has performed thousands of scans in the U.S. and Canada. She has trained in the United States and Germany and is certified as a Clinical Thermographer by the American College of Clinical Thermology, the only Non-Profit, Medical Thermography Board in the United States. She has owned and operated the Thermograntphy Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico for over 20 years. She recently opened a new office, DFW Thermography, in Irving, Texas to serve the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
Linda is a two-time cancer survivor and an avid evangelist of the life saving importance of early detection. Linda is the former President and owner of FirstLight Home Care of Sun City; a provider of in-home life care in Phoenix, AZ. After being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2017, Linda made the difficult decision to sell that business and practice what she preached to clients: caregivers need to remember to care for themselves. This brought Linda back to her roots in Colorado and connected her with the Becky Baker Foundation. The Foundation’s mission to educate and fight breast cancer via prevention and early detection aligns with Linda’s personal passion for the same.
Prior to opening her own business, Linda had a successful 20-year career in media with USA TODAY/Gannett Co. Linda graduated cum laude from Montana State University - Northern with her bachelor’s degree in Business Technology and Marketing.
William Daron Ball, affectionately known by his friends as "db" was born and raised in Southern California. He served as a pastor on Dr. Jack Hayford's staff for 11 years at The Church on the Way in Van Nuys, CA where he met his wife, Abby. The two have been happily married for over 26 years and are blessed with three wonderful children. Daron holds an M.Div Degree from The King's University, and have resided in Colorado Springs since 2003. He also helped plant The Denver United Church as part of their leadership team and watched it grow to over 1,000 members four years. Daron's corporate world experience includes launching a successful career in Medical Device sales representing companies like Becton-Dickinson as well as serving as a specialist in the operating room guiding surgeons in surgical technique for companies like Stryker Medical. Daron enjoys sports, music, Seinfeld, reading, hermeneutics, practical theology, teaching, coaching basketball, golf architecture, snowboarding and traveling the world with his bride of 26 years, especially Paris.
Douglas Howe has been a trusted advisor to companies and leaders in business, non-profits, education, politics and government for three decades, having been a business owner, social entrepreneur and non-profit director himself. His professional experience includes Succession Planning, Mergers & Acquisition, Trusted Advising and Human Resource Development, and has served such clients as Procter and Gamble, AK Steel, Duke Energy and Carespring Healthcare.
Doug has served on several Boards including Epipheo, Phillips Tube Group, Young Life, University of Northern Kentucky Business School, Stepping Stones, Horizon and Insignia Foundation. Personal highlights including finishing the New York Marathon, coaching his daughter’s girls basketball team to the Cincinnati Metro Championship, speaking and advisory meetings with political leaders including President George W. Bush, and being chosen for the Burbank Walk of Fame. He and Denise have raised their four adult children in Burbank, CA and Cincinnati, OH.
Jamie is originally from Joliet, Illinois and has made Glendale, Arizona her home for 21 years. Jamie knows the importance of early detection and in April 2017 underwent the removal of precancerous cells in her right breast and has been proactive with her health by following holistic guidelines since she has a greater chance of developing breast cancer.
Jamie has over 30 years in sales, marketing and professional development training in industries as telecommunications, health insurance, and the mortgage industry. For the last 9 years she has worked in the medical field and handles the marketing and community relations for Roadrunner Foot and Ankle located in Peoria, Arizona.
She has a passion for helping and promoting small businesses in the community. Jamie wants to educate women and men on the importance of early detection and the importance of getting mammograms.