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Board of Directors

Christina Beckwith, PharmD
President, Executive Director

Wapiti Mama has more than 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! Outside of camp, she loves her hubby, yoga, hiking, and her 2 super poodles.

Drey Bigney

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.

Anna Gardiner, PhD, MPH, MPP

Anna joined the Camp Hobé board in 2024. Anna received her PhD in public health, as well as a dual master’s degree in public health and public policy, from the University of Utah. During graduate school, she was a volunteer with the International Rescue Committee, which inspired her dissertation on refugee health policy. She is currently a medical director with Medical Learning Institute, a continuing medical education company. Anna is an accomplished research scientist with multiple manuscripts published in peer-reviewed journals on hereditary cancer, pharmacogenomics, prenatal screening, and patient centered outcomes. She is passionate about health policy and the impact is has on health equity and healthcare access. Anna enjoys running, traveling, trying new restaurants, and reading.

Amy Haran
Vice President

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.

Emily McMillan

Emily joined the Camp Hobé board in 2023. Emily’s professional background is in program management in the digital marketing and software development space. She’s a graduate of the University of Utah and is currently Marketing Director at Unified Purchasing Group, a Utah-based group purchasing organization. In her spare time, Emily enjoys travel, learning to golf, gardening and hanging out with her daughter, two step-kids, and her dog.

Ben Moresco, MD, FAAP

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.

Mary Ann Owens, MSW, MBA

Mary Ann joined the Camp Hobé board in 2018. 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.

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.

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.

Jens Saakvitne

Jens joined the Camp Hobé board in 2024.

Rebecca Smyrniotopoulos

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.

Jill Sweney, MD

Jill joined the Camp Hobé board in 2024.

Cory Wright
Board Chair

Cory joined our board in 2019 as a Parent Representative, and became the board Chairperson in 2021. 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 Hobé and also  served as volunteers – Tim (a pediatric cancer survivor), Kelli, Katie, and Makayla. He brings a unique perspective to the board regarding the difficulties the campers and their families face.