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.
Melanie “Mel” Beatty, MBA
Mel joined the Camp Hobé board in 2022. Her background is in Marketing and Sales in the medical device industry. Her experience includes international marketing, sales channel and health center management. Melanie earned her undergraduate degree at Utah State University and received an MBA from the University of Utah. She loves the outdoors and hiking. She is the mother of four grown children and one fur baby. She is looking forward to having an opportunity to offer her service to such a wonderful cause.
Drey joined the Camp Hobé Board in 2020. A one-time hacker turned professional engineer, Drey now manages an engineering team focused on innovation in the Higher Education space. As a former camper and cancer survivor, he’s passionate about helping others navigate the challenges and uncertainty that arise from being diagnosed with cancer as a teenager.
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.
Andrew joined the Camp Hobé board in 2022. Andrew’s mission in life is to help people realize their full potential and discover their impact on the world around them. He has served in many hands-on, leadership, advisory and consulting roles for startups, growing businesses, and technology centered companies. He hHas led projects and managed teams for the past 9 years ranging from small-scale websites to large, multi-stakeholder platforms. He’s also worked with and managed mostly remote teams ranging from product, development, marketing and design. He has started 4 successful companies in technology, products, marketing and media.
Amy joined the Camp Hobé board in 2022. Amy is Executive Vice President of Communications at USANA, where she oversees global customer and employee communications, public relations, voice of customer programs, and customer service. She spent more than 10 years on the planning committee for the Great Salt Lake Bird Festival. She was excited in 2021 to volunteer at Camp Hobé Kids Week and see firsthand what a difference this organization makes in campers’ lives. In her spare time, Amy enjoys birdwatching, going on safaris, spending time in the mountains with her family, and making silly videos about her dog on Instagram.
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.
Ben joined our board in 2021. Ben has spent his time over the last few years helping people make better decisions. Beginning by analyzing operation costs at a defense contractor, then moving into advising doctors and health care administrators, to now strategizing for the largest university in the country – his experience continues to grow.…
Malis Rasmussen, MSA, CFE, SPIR
Malis joined the Camp Hobé board in 2022. She is a Deputy Director and Chief Financial Examiner of the Financial Regulation & Licensing Division of the Utah Insurance Department, where she is responsible for the solvency oversight of Utah domiciled insurance companies. Ms. Rasmussen is also a Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Metrics Alliance, LLC. She holds a Master’s in Accounting, Certified Financial Examiner, and Senior Professional in Insurance Regulation designations. She currently serves on the Supervisory Committee of Utah First Federal Credit Union, and a member of the Board of Governors, the Executive Committee, and Co-Chair of the Nomination Committee of the Society of Financial Examiners. In addition, she is the Treasurer/Board Member of IASA Organization (Utah Chapter), and the Treasurer of Federal Career Connection, Inc.
In 2020, Ms. Rasmussen was awarded with the Utah Governor’s Award for Excellence for Innovation and Efficiency in recognition of her innovative and efficient business model and leadership approach, in addition to her outstanding public service and achievement that display dedication to the citizens of Utah. In 2022, her leadership and achievements were recognized and honored at the 4th Annual Gala, a Celebration of Empowerment and Excellence Global Awards. Ms. Rasmussen devotes her free time to her family and various charity projects, which aim to improve the lives of children and struggling families in Cambodia.
Robert is the Chief Financial Officer of Sportsman’s Warehouse, an outdoor sporting goods retailer. He has over 30 years of financial management experience, in both public and private companies, ranging in size from small-cap enterprises to Fortune 100 companies. Robert earned a BA in Finance, with Honors, from Michigan State University, and an MBA in Finance from The University of Michigan. He joined our team in 2020 and looks forward to serving our campers.
Kameron Leon, LCSW
Kameron received his Master of Social Work degree and Graduate Certificate in Women’s Health from the University of Utah. He is an Oncology Social Worker at Primary Children’s Hospital. Kameron has a special interest working with Adolescents and Young Adults (AYA) and is currently collaborating on the AYA planning committee of an Intermountain Healthcare/Huntsman Cancer Institute collaboration. Kameron co-created the first AYA Connections group which incorporates social and educational activities for the AYA cancer community. Kameron has presented at the national conference of the Association of Pediatric Oncology Social Workers on mindfulness meditation as well as his experience as a graduate student on a training grant from the American Cancer Society. He has won numerous awards for his work and enjoys being an advocate for all.
Ben Moresco, MD, FAAP, FAAHPM
Ben joined our board in 2021. Dr. Ben Moresco received his medical degree from the University of Washington School of Medicine, completed his Pediatric residency followed by chief residency at the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio/Baylor College of Medicine, and completed a Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Care Fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital/Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Moresco is currently an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Utah in the Division of Pediatric Palliative Care and serves as the Associate Medical Director of the Rainbow Kids Pediatric Palliative Care team at Primary Children’s Hospital. His clinical interests include comprehensive care for children with medical complexity, bereavement, telehealth, rural medicine, and complex pain/symptom management for children with serious illness. He seeks any opportunity to let kids be kids and is proud to serve on the Camp Hobé Board. Dr. Moresco enjoys hiking, skiing, and spending time with his dogs.
Philip Parsons, JD
Phil joined our board in 2021. Phil is the general counsel for B9, a San Francisco-based fintech focused on providing banking services to the millions of underbanked and unbanked individuals around the world. Phil has several years of regulatory experience and has helped multiple start-ups, fintechs and banks navigate the complex financial regulatory environment. Phil received his Juris Doctorate from Michigan State University and his Bachelors degree from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. In his free-time, Phil enjoys working as a ski instructor at Park City, mountain biking, and hiking with his dogs.
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 the State of Utah legislative branch. 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.
Belinda “Bel” Thayn, CCLS
Bel joined our board in 2020. She is the Certified Child Life Specialist at Castleview Hospital in Price, Utah. After graduating from the University of Utah with a bachelors degree in Human Development and Family Studies, she saw a need for psychosocial care for children in rural Utah and worked to create the first child life program in Eastern Utah. She is passionate about helping children cope with hospitalization, procedures, illness and injury. Belinda is also actively involved with the Life Is Good Foundation as a LIG Playmaker, and The PeaceLove Foundation as a Certified PeaceLove Creator. These associations help her bring playfulness, joy and peace of mind to both her patients and community members.
Stephanie Wilkins, JD, CIPP/US
Stephanie joined the Board of Directors of Camp Hobé in 2020. Stephanie is senior in-house corporate counsel with a global contact center company where she negotiates large multinational agreements. She is also a certified data privacy lawyer. When not working, she thoroughly enjoys all that Utah has to offer, including skiing and hiking. She is the mother of four grown kids.
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.