Faye Dietiker

Faye-150x150.jpgFounding Director Faye Dietiker and Breast Cancer Angels have received numerous awards for the impact we have had in the community. We were nationally recognized as a 2006 Yoplait Champion for making a difference in the lives of women with breast cancer.  In 2009 we received Congressional Recognition for “Making a Difference in the Lives of Women”.

Most importantly we have hundreds of stories of the lives that we have touched and our impact  on the local community.  To view these stories click here.

F. Edie Mermelstein

F. Edie Mermelstein is currently serving on the Board of Directors of Breast Cancer Angels. She started a pro bono legal program to serve women in treatment with legal issues in 2008 and is a volunteer attorney for the organization. Born and raised in Long Beach, California, Ms. Mermelstein has significant ties to the community which holds a special place in her heart. After graduation from University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business with and undergraduate degree, Ms. Mermelstein had a successful career as a financial analyst and tax professional. She eventually discovered her love of law through several personal trials and tribulations. Shortly thereafter, Ms. Mermelstein has been a member of the California State Bar since 2007.

Ms. Mermelstein is the owner and founding attorney of FEM Law Group formerly the Law Offices of F. Edie Mermelstein with offices in both Orange County and Los Angeles County, she is a civil litigator with a special interest in financial elder abuse, trust litigation, consumer and employment issues. Ms Mermelstein also handles appeals, Anti-SLAPP motions, and estate planning.  Ms Mermelstein was recently nominated for the 2014 Consumer Attorney of California's Street Fighter of the Year Award. In her spare time Ms. Mermelstein contributes both financially and through volunteer efforts by providing legal services and serving on several Board of Directors, including Consumer Attorneys of California and California Women's Law Center.

Ms. Mermelstein is an advocate to women, children and the elderly.  She dedicates a percentage of her practice to pro bono work to further her advocacy by reaching the underserved.  Through adversity, Ms Mermelstein found her calling, her passion, and is committed to the pursuit of justice.

Ann Steinmetz

I have been serving on the Board of Directors of Breast Cancer Angels since July 2014. Born in Southern California and raised and educated in the Los Angeles area. I moved to Orange County in 1967 where my husband and I have raised our three children. I have always been involved in my church and community and since our family is the focal point of our live I have also actively participated in leadership roles with their education, sports and scouting. This also has continued with our eight grandchildren, who fortunately live in nearby communities. 

In the year 2000, as Breast Cancer Angles was forming, I joined as a Charter member and have been involved ever since. In 2002 my husband Jim and I formed "Claus for a Cause LLC" to raise funds solely for BCA. I also volunteer my time for other fund raising events and help in the office. I am dedicated to the success of this organization and truly have a special place in my heart for the many women and their families that we assist. 


Our ProgramsOne Goal Many Ways to give

  • Food Program +

    Breast Cancer Angels provides gift cards to the market of the client’s choice; the dollar amount depends on family size Read More
  • Housing Needs +

    Breast Cancer Angels assists with emergency housing costs. We assist with monthly (up to $500 per month) housing costs for Read More
  • Clothes and Other Needs +

    Breast Cancer Angels provides gift cards to local stores for the needs of children in the home. We do this Read More
  • Second Opinion Fund +

    Jerry & Patti Walsh established a Second Opinion Fund with us, in memory of their daughter, Dayna. We have assisted Read More
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