Our Board of Directors
Christina Beckwith, PharmD
President, Executive Director
Wapiti Mama has almost 30 years of experience working with Camp Hobé and has been Executive Director since 2003, overseeing all our programs. She caught the volunteer bug as a teenager and has also volunteered for the 2002 Summer Games and at camps for kids with asthma and muscular dystrophy. She believes that Camp Hobé is the best place on Earth!
Mary Ann Owens, MSW, MBA
Mary Ann joined the Camp Hobé board in 2018 and is excited to join the team. She has held clinical and operations leadership positions with healthcare management organizations including Aetna, ActiveHealth Management, Human Affairs International and Magellan. Mary Ann is married with two children. She and her family enjoy skiing, hiking, sailing, traveling and walking their dogs. Mary Ann’s community involvement includes Girl Scouts of Utah camps and as a long-time sponsor family for the Niños of Skis program. She has also participated in corporate sponsorships supporting the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill and the American Lung Association in Utah. Originally from Upstate New York, Mary Ann has lived in Park City for 30 years.
Kathy Boben, RN
Kathy joined the Board in 2009 and has been the board Chairperson since 2016. She is Registered Nurse at Primary Children’s Hospital in the Immunocompromised Care (ICS) Unit. She has also become a familiar face at Camp Hobé , volunteering her time there as part of the onsite medical staff, beginning in 1995. She has also been a volunteer at Operation Sunshine since 2007. Kathy received her BSN from St. Joseph’s College in Maine. One of her favorite activities is hiking in Utah.
Vicky is a stay-at-home mother who has made a great contribution volunteering for various charitable organizations and schools. She has been on the Camp Hobé Board since 2011, and has worked with Make-A-Wish Foundation, Freedom Elementary PTA, and Fox Hollow Elementary. As a parent of a Camp Hobé camper, she brings to the Board a special perspective and understanding of campers’ needs.
Madison joined our board in 2019. She is on the People & Places team at Chatbooks, a software company that exists to help people hold on to what matters most. She has a passion to learn, build and lead. From Advertising and Marketing to Finance and Software, Madison has had the opportunity to work in diverse industries which gives her a unique professional perspective. Madison comes from a family of medical professionals, her mother being a Nurse Practitioner and cancer survivor herself. She is also passionate about impacting and empowering the lives of children. Madison graduated from Utah Valley University and holds the human resources, aPHR-i, designation. She lives with her husband and dog, Chopper, in Lehi, Utah. Her hobbies include running, reading and snowboarding.
Mark joined our board in 2019. He is currently the Executive Director of Supply Chain at Mity Lite inc in Orem Utah. He has over 25 years of experience in Supply Chain with multiple international companies in Utah where he has been instrumental in developing strategy, implementing complex sourcing initiatives, improving supplier relationships, developing Lean methodology for the office, overseeing the purchasing and inventory of millions of dollars of inventory, and executing strategy to improve the Total Cost of Ownership to the organization. Mark is active in his profession as a volunteer leader, currently the local Chapter President for APICS/ASM the association for Supply Management, he holds 2 professional certifications; CPIM Certified Production Inventory Control with APICS and CPM- Certified Purchasing Manager with the Institute of Supply Management. He is also on the Board of Directors for the Nebo Credit Union located in Utah County. He graduated with a BA in Management from the University of Phoenix. Mark currently lives in West Mountain with his wife Kristin, they enjoy outdoors while horse riding and raising animals on the farm. They have two married daughters and one grand-daughter with another grand-baby on the way.
Vannina joined the Camp Hobé Board in 2016. She is a Physician Assistant student at the University of Utah. Vannina has worked as an Area Manager for Language Services at Intermountain Healthcare and as a Language Program Coordinator in Hem/Onc/BMT at Primary Childrens Hospital. She has a Master’s degree in Radiological Sciences and undergraduate degrees in Foreign Languages, Zoology and Radiologic Technology. She has volunteered for various healthcare organizations in Argentina, Peru, China and Hong Kong. Her goal is to provide equitable healthcare for underserved populations.
Craig Halbasch, JD
Craig is a Regulatory Affairs/Staff Attorney for the Nutraceutical Corporation in Park City. He received his JD from the University of Nebraska College of Law and has an undergraduate degree in Communications. He has been on the Camp Hobé board since 2016. A big outdoor enthusiast, Craig likes living in Park City where he is close to hiking, mountain biking, skiing and other adventures.
Garrett joined our board in 2019. He is the Community Outreach Manager of Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah. His program assesses need for, implements, and evaluates cancer prevention education and community engagement efforts across Utah and the Mountain West. Garrett collaborates with internal clinical and research programs and external community partners to educate and address health equity in targeted populations with projects ranging from radon awareness and tobacco policy, to cancer screening, sun safety, and lifestyle factors related to primary prevention. Garrett received a bachelor of science in Public Health and a minor in Communications from Brigham Young University. He is a trained patient navigator, certified tobacco cessation facilitator, and is fluent in Spanish. In addition to his role at HCI, he serves on the executive committee of the Utah Cancer Action Network and as Vice-Chair of the Utah Tobacco Free Alliance.
Allison joined our Board in January 2017. She is the Vice President/Salt Lake Regional Branch Manager at First National Bank of Utah. She has been in the banking business in Utah since 1993, working for various financial institutions. In addition to volunteering at Camp Hobé, Allison has served on the Board of Community Health Charities and is a President’s Ambassador for the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce.
Austin is the CEO of RetouchUp, a photo editing company serving photographers and photo labs nationwide. He has an MBA from UVU, and a BA in Spanish. He attended Camp Hobé as a sibling camper in 1994. He joined the Camp Hobé board in 2018.
Rebecca joined the Camp Hobé board in 2018. She was born and raised in northern Virginia but has lived in Utah for about 25 years. She is a graduate of the University of Utah with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and has worked in human resources her entire career, currently at a Salt Lake City nonprofit that works to reduce risk to the security and reliability of the western interconnection of the electric grid. Rebecca is the mom of four kids and stepmom to two more. After many years of one-off volunteering for various organizations, she is looking forward to dedicating her spare time to one worthy cause.
Zevin Spears, CMP
Zevin joined the Camp Hobé board in 2018. He is new to Salt Lake City and works in Event Management & Project Management at LUX Catering & Events. This native Texan moved to Washington, DC to plan events at the Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center after graduating from Stephen F. Austin State University. Zevin has a great wealth of experience in planning programs around the country. His events have been featured in media outlets such as CNN, Lifetime Movie Network, and The Washington Post. Zevin was nominated by DC’s Metro Weekly Magazine as the November 2016 Cover Man of the Month for being an advocate and influencer in Washington’s LGBTQA community.
Alex joined the Camp Hobé board in 2018. Alex is a third-grade teacher at East Midvale Elementary. He attended The Citadel for his undergraduate degree and The University of South Carolina for his Master’s in Education. Alex went to Camp Happy Days and Special Times, a camp for children with cancer and their siblings in South Carolina, as a sibling. He was both a camper and counselor at that camp.
Cory joined our board in 2019 as a Parent Representative. He is a Mechanical Engineer who is active in the commercial construction industry as Technical Sales Engineer. All four of his children have been campers at Camp Hobe and two have been volunteer counselors in training – Tim (a pediatric cancer survivor) and Makayla. He brings a unique perspective to the board regarding the difficulties the campers and their families face.