Our Staff

Erica Bills

Erica Bills // Executive Director

Working in the nonprofit sector for more than a decade, Erica brings experience in nonprofit leadership, fund development and strategic marketing to Komen MI. She also has a proven track record in developing strategic relationships with diverse groups of donors and increasing community partnerships. Erica was previously a board member for Komen MI. She received her Bachelor's Degree from Kalamazoo College in Health Sciences, and her Master's Degree in Public Administration from Western Michigan University. Before coming to Komen MI, Erica worked at Henry Ford Allegiance Health in Quality Resource Management, Muscular Dystrophy Association as Executive Director. She enjoys volunteering with Rotary Club (member), Women Working Wonders, Jackson Symphony Orchestra (Chair), Habitat for Humanity, and ITEC. In her free time she loves to play with her 6-year-old daughter, Chloe, being out on the water and playing soccer or running.

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Michelle Robinson

Michelle Robinson // Finance Director

Michelle has worked for Komen Michigan as Finance Director for 7 years beginning in Lansing in 2010 and joining Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo in 2013 and 2014 respectively. Michelle is a 17-year breast cancer survivor and has been involved with Komen for over 16 years both serving on the founding Board of Directors for Mid-Michigan and various Race Committees. She has done 5 Breast Cancer 3-Day 60-mile walks, participated in 4 Ride for the Cure events, and joined every Race for the Cure 5k event in Lansing. Michelle graduated with honors from Michigan State University and obtained her CPA certification. Her work experience includes five years public accounting, internal auditor, and eleven years as Chief Financial Officer for a global company in the automotive industry.

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Jen Henkel

Jen Henkel // Director of Donor Relations

Jen began her Komen career as a Race for the Cure volunteer with the West Michigan Affiliate for 8 years before joining the Komen Michigan staff. As the Donor Relationship Manager, she is responsible for donor cultivation and stewardship for our individual, Torch Society and Circle of Hope programs along with volunteer management and intern recruitment. Jen received a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing and Spanish from Western Michigan University and has career experience in sales, marketing, human resources and event planning. In her free time, Jen enjoys reading, traveling, baking and spending time with her husband and daughter.

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Travis Mix

Travis Mix // Events Director

Travis comes to Susan G. Komen Michigan with a Bachelor Degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management with an emphasis in Event Planning and Food & Beverage. In addition to Hopsitality & Tourism Management, Travis has a Minor in Business. Travis has previous work experience as Komen’s Community Events Coordinator and began with Komen as an intern. Travis also has experience from volunteering for a variety of non-profit events, some of which he served on their committees. In this new role Travis will be responsible for all 3 area Race for the Cures, Ride for the Cure, and other Komen events throughout the year. Travis’ passion for his work comes from years of seeing family and friends fight this terrible disease. He has dedicated his time until a difference is made in the fight against breast cancer.

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Sarah Hockin

Sarah Hockin // Mission Director

Sarah got her start at Komen Michigan in 2015 as a Special Events Intern, volunteer, and finally Community Events Coordinator in 2016 while also working at Spectrum Health prior to joining Komen Michigan full-time in January 2017 as the Mission Director. As the Mission Director, she directs the funds we raise from our many sponsors and fundraisers by grant making, advocacy, and outreach. All of these pillars work towards our bold goal of reducing breast cancer deaths by 50% before 2026 and our mission of ending breast cancer forever. As a graduate of Grand Valley State University, with a degree in Public and Nonprofit Administration, emphasizing in Community Health, and minoring in Spanish, Sarah brings a strong understanding of nonprofit effectiveness within the diverse communities of our 24-county service area. Along with that, her background in healthcare and customer service has provided many opportunities in which she effectively and consistently is building relationships with many members of the community to continue the fight against breast cancer.

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