Care Camps Names New Board Officers

A picture of the Care Camps logo with cartoon children in a diamond and the Care Camps name below them.

Care Camps, a national non-profit foundation that funds over 120 pediatric oncology camps across the U.S. and Canada, released its new slate of 2024 board officers.

Care Camps Executive Director Gwynn Sullivan said, “We are grateful for the enthusiastic support and time commitment our new board officers and current members are providing Care Camps this year. Their varied expertise and strategic guidance will be tremendously helpful as we continue to expand our mission.”

The newly elected board officers are:

A picture of Mark Lemoine.
Mark Lemoine
  • Mark Lemoine, owner of the Coloma/St. Joseph KOA Holiday in Benton Harbor, Michigan, is the board chairman. Lemoine was first elected to the board in 2020 and previously served as vice-chairman. He brings governance experience through a 24-year career in the public policy arena and service to several other community boards, including the Southwest Michigan Regional Chamber of Commerce.
  • Debora Hankinson, owner of the Alamosa/Great Sand Dunes KOA Journey in Alamosa, Colorado, is the vice-chairman. Hankinson was first elected to the board of directors in 2023. She is a retired architect and is active in her region’s economic development initiatives, as well as collaborating with her local community to
    A picture of Debora Hankinson.
    Debora Hankinson

    fundraise for Care Camps.

  • Rebecca Kirch, executive vice president of Policy and Programs with the National Patient Advocate Foundation in Washington, D.C., will continue as board secretary. She has served on the Care Camps board since 2016. Kirch previously worked for 15 years at the American Cancer Society and its advocacy affiliate, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network.

    A picture of Rebecca Kirch.
    Rebecca Kirch
  • Shawn Peterson, owner of Tempest Technologies in Helena, Montana, will remain as board treasurer. He has served on the Care Camps Board of Directors since 2021. Peterson and his wife, Lisa, are the creators of “For the Love of Kids and Camping,” a commissioned commemorative art series that gives 100% of the proceeds to Care Camps. Tempest Technologies provides website services to Care Camps free of charge.
  • Tim Allen, former owner of the Sweetwater/I-75 KOA Holiday in Sweetwater, Tennessee, is serving as an at-large board officer. Allen was first
    A picture of Shawn Peterson.
    Shawn Peterson

    elected to the board of directors in 2022. He and his wife, Kathy, are long-standing advocates of Care Camps, and their son, Jake, is the manager at Sweetwater KOA and continues their legacy by hosting many local fundraisers to benefit Care Camps.

Other board members and more information about Care Camps is available at

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Tim Allen
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