About Us
The Ovarian Cancer Orange County Alliance (OCOCA), formerly known as The Orange County Ovarian Cancer Coalition was established in January 2003. We are a non-profit 501(c) (3) corporation and a partner member of the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance (OCNA) based in Washington D.C.

Who We Are
OCOCA is comprised of Ovarian Cancer survivors, friends and family members who have been touched by Ovarian Cancer, and medical and health care professionals. We truly understand what hearing the words “You have Ovarian Cancer” means. We are an all volunteer organization and serve as a non-profit advocacy group.


2015 Board of Directors 

Laura Stecher, President

Susan Holzhuter, Vice President
Erin McMann, Treasurer

Travis Lee, Recording Secretary
Joyce Kassouf , Corresponding Secretary

Roberta Harris
Jinx Hydeman
Stephanie Dante

Diane Eggl


2015 Medical Advisory Board 
Sandra M. Brown, MS, LCGC
John V. Brown, MD
Monica Mehreen, MD
Sandy Pollet, RN, OCN
Leslie Randall, MD
Patricia Wride, RN


Founding Board of Directors 

Joan Ariel
Ellen Broidy
Linda Dannels
Simone Eichenberger (1953-2006)
Jeanette McKinley
Ellen Winters Miller
Marnie Roti
Laura Stecher
Merle Tabor Stern

What We Do
OCOCA works to educate the community about Ovarian Cancer. Education and awareness is the key to early diagnosis...and early diagnosis is the key to survival. Our goal: Saving women’s lives.

OCOCA participates in a wide variety of community events including health fairs, walk/runs and showcasing our quilt.

OCOCA operates a Speakers Bureau with trained volunteers who provide free presentations to interested professional, educational and community groups.

OCOCA assists newly diagnosed women and women in treatment for Ovarian Cancer by offering outreach, information and telephone support.

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