Who We Are

Board of Directors

Kim Jones

Founder & CEO of TCAF as of October 9, 2009

Kim Jones Founder & CEO of Testicular Cancer Awareness Foundation

Until October 26, 2007, I was a mother, a wife and a mortgage banker. On that day, however, my life was changed in immeasurable ways. That was the day my son's battle with cancer began. (click here for more of Jordan’s Story) Everything I had done up to that point in my life, no longer mattered. The only job that mattered was being a mother and watching my son fight for his life. I watched him go through life-threatening surgeries, six cycles of chemotherapy, and countless hours of pain and suffering. Nothing I had done prior to this could have prepared me for what was to come… I wondered why I, along with countless others, was unaware that testicular cancer was such a common diagnosis in young men starting at the early age 15. Why had my son's cancer progressed to stage 4 (aka stage 3c) before we even knew he had it? If we had known about testicular cancer and the signs and symptoms, Jordan’s cancer would not have progressed that far. My passion now is to help other families and young men from missing the signs of testicular cancer and help save lives.

Jordan Jones relapsed after 7 years and passed away June 8, 2016 after a year of extensive treatments and surgeries. I promised him I would continue to fight against this disease and educate others about the importance of awareness and early detection.

Chris Murphy

Board President as of April 2015

Chris Murphy Testicular Cancer Awareness Foundation Board President

Chris Murphy is a testicular cancer survivor and an accomplished leader with astute business acumen and entrepreneurial spirits with a proven history of delivering positive bottom lines results. Adept in operational efficiencies, personnel management, sales strategies, and equipped with exceptional leadership skills. Incorporates a diverse background with an understanding of prospecting and forecasting, client acquisitions and contract negotiation.

 
Katie Virbick Testicular Cancer Awareness Foundation Treasurer

Dr. Phillip M. Pierorazio, MD - James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute, Johns Hopkins Hospital. Testicular Cancer Awareness Foundation Board Member.
 
Dr. Nicholas G. Cost, MD - University of Colorado Hospital and Children’s Hospital of Colorado. Testicular Cancer Awareness Foundation Board Member
 
 
 
Jason Greenspan Testicular Cancer Survivor. Board Member
 

BJ Lange

Board Member as of June 2019

BJ Lange is a retired USAF Reserve medic, two-time testicular cancer survivor, and president of Professional Dumbass, LLC.

An actor and comedian, BJ is an alumnus of iO West (formerly improvOlympic West), Upright Citizens Brigade Los Angeles, and a graduate and teacher at The Second City Hollywood. BJ serves as an ambassador and mentor in the Air Force Wounded Warrior Program where he also serves as comedy coach teaching applied improv as part of the resiliency programs. BJ is also a proud cast member of DIAVOLO Dance Theatre’s Veterans Project and is a member of the Veterans of Comedy, the American Legion, and serves on staff of Veterans in Media & Entertainment. He is the company emcee for Warriors For Peace Theatre.

Furthering his advocacy he serves on the artist council for Armed Services Arts Partnership and as a board member of Combat Boots & Cancer.

Dr. Phillip M. Pierorazio, MD - James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute, Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Board Member & Medical Adviser

Dr. Phillip Pierorazio is an Associate Professor of Urology and Oncology in the Brady Urological Institute at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Pierorazio is originally from New York, received his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University in Washington, DC and his medical degree from Columbia University, College of Physicians & Surgeons in New York City where he completed a Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship in Urological Oncology.

Twitter: @drphil_urology
Facebook: Brady Urological Institute at the Johns Hopkins Hospital
Email: philpierorazio@jhmi.edu

More about Dr. Phillip Pierorazio

Dr. Nicholas G. Cost, MD - University of Colorado Hospital and Children’s Hospital of Colorado

Board Member & Medical Adviser as of May 2015

Dr. Nicholas Cost is a Assistant Professor at University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus & Children’s Hospital Colorado Dr. Cost’s interest in testicular cancer has guided his training and career development. Testicular cancer is a disease that affects boys and men of all ages. For that reason, after completing his residency in Urology and Urological Surgery, he pursued fellowship training in both urological oncology and pediatric urology. This allows him to provide care to children, adolescents, and adults with testicular cancer at both “adult” and “pediatric” hospitals.

Twitter: @cost_nicholas
Facebook: University of Colorado Cancer Center
Email: nicholas.cost@ucdenver.edu

Jason Greenspan, Testicular Cancer Survivor

Board Member as of June 2017

Jason Greenspan is a testicular cancer survivor and an advocate for testicular cancer awareness. He is a graduate from Shippensburg University with a marketing degree.