Board of Directors
With more than 100 years of Camp Rainbow Gold involvement, the Board of Directors serves to uphold the mission and guide the vision for the future.
Stacey Gehlken +
Stacey Gehlken is currently Vice President of Human Resources at Blue Cross of Idaho (BCI). In this capacity, Ms. Gehlken has the responsibility for aligning employees and talent strategies to BCI’s business direction. Ms. Gehlken is an experienced HR professional with a passion for improving business results. She has been in her current position since 2017, focused primarily on the total rewards philosophy, leadership capabilities, culture, increasing transparency, communication and the employees’ experience.
Ms. Gehlken has been married for thirty years and she and her husband have raised and put two kind and thoughtful women out into the world.
Carlie Pedersen +
Carlie Pedersen is a cancer survivor and former Camp Rainbow Gold camper. She has been involved with camp for the past 16 years and has gone from a camper to the current Director of Camp Rainbow Gold’s Teen Oncology Camp. Carlie has also served on the finance committee as well as being a speaker on behalf of Camp Rainbow Gold at many different functions. She has a passion for Camp Rainbow Gold which shows through her years of dedication, and she is honored to be on the Board of Directors and serve in this capacity.
Carlie’s passion and dedication for volunteering were recently acknowledged with an award for Outstanding Adult Philanthropist, awarded by the Idaho Nonprofit Center. Carlie has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and a minor in Supply Chain Management from Boise State University.
During her downtime, Carlie enjoys spending time with her husband Kyle, also a former camp volunteer. They enjoy traveling to new places, eating new food, and experiencing new things.
Joe Eck +
Joe Eck is a cancer survivor, former Camp Rainbow Gold Camper, and CRG College Scholarship recipient. He has volunteered and spoken at camp and the annual Share Your Heart Ball over the course of the last 15 years. Joe also volunteers his time with other local and national nonprofits including St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, Idaho Humane Society, Kiva, and Jesse Tree.
Born and raised in Idaho, Joe has returned to his hometown to work for Copper Banking, a financial technology startup that focuses on educating teens about financial concepts within their core banking experience. Prior to Copper Banking, Joe worked for PayPal’s Social Innovation team where he worked with national nonprofits on giving campaigns such as Red Nose Day, Giving Tuesday, and Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Joe has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a minor in Entrepreneurial Studies from Washington & Jefferson College.
In his spare time Joe enjoys playing and coaching lacrosse (serves as the Boise State Men’s Lacrosse team assistant coach), skiing, hiking, and traveling to new exciting places. He is excited to reconnect with Camp Rainbow Gold here in Idaho in this new role.
Chris Morrison +
Chris Morrison is a Certified Public Accountant at Baker Tilly. His main area of focus is on tax planning and compliance work for corporations, partnerships and individuals. He joined public accounting in 2014 after working in corporate accounting on the corporate tax team for American Airlines.
Chris graduated from DeVry University with a Bachelor of Science in Technical Management in February 2012. He continued on to receive his Master of Accounting and Financial Management from Keller Graduate School of Management in June 2014. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Arizona Society of Certified Public Accountants (ASCPA).
Chris moved to Idaho from Phoenix, AZ in 2018 where he served as a community service board member and community service committee chair for his past firm. He is excited to jump back into volunteering here in Idaho with Camp Rainbow Gold and serve in a new capacity. He enjoys running relay races, playing volleyball, traveling and hiking.
Elizabeth Lizberg +
Camp Rainbow Gold CEO/Executive Director Elizabeth Lizberg joined Camp Rainbow Gold in 2007 when it was a program of the American Cancer Society. Over her 14-year tenure, she has guided the organization through incredible growth, change and service. In 2014, Camp Rainbow Gold became its own independent nonprofit organization under Elizabeth’s leadership. In 2019 she oversaw the purchase of Camp Rainbow Gold’s own property and she is currently leading the charge to build Hidden Paradise, Idaho’s first medical camp.
Elizabeth embraces Idaho’s children diagnosed with cancer with an unrivaled passion and works to leave a lasting, positive imprint on each family she has the honor of knowing through Camp Rainbow Gold. She believes the key to the success of Camp Rainbow Gold is the love, hope and fun given by volunteers and supporters.
Prior to Camp Rainbow Gold, Elizabeth worked for St. Luke’s Regional Medical for Children at Risk Evaluation Services (CARES). During this time, she was instrumental in the creation of the Family and Children Evaluation Services (FACES) Center in Boise and co-founded the Idaho Network of Children’s Advocacy Centers. Elizabeth was an Idaho Business Review Women of the Year nominee in 2014 and was recognized as a CEO of Influence in 2017.
Jason Couvillon +
Jason is an owner of Bruvion Travel, a travel and concierge service catering to the entertainment, fashion and creative industries, planning and managing all of the travel for the tours of Janet Jackson, Cher, Beck, Goo Goo Dolls and The Go-go’s. He established the company in 2001 with his two business partners and since then, Bruvion has grown into a high-end travel company with agents in Los Angeles, New York, and Nashville. Bruvion also specializes in production, celebrity and high-end personal travel. Jason is also the creator and a partner of Catch, a tech product and tool to help book and manage group travel for music, production and sports teams.
Jason has been involved in Camp Rainbow Gold for over 10 years. He started as a cabin counselor when camp was just one week, loved the experience and the kids, and has taken on more responsibility and a larger role at camp over his years with the organization. As Youth Oncology Camp Director for 4 years, Jason and his leadership team were able to shape Youth Camp after the split to two oncology camps and start some new traditions with the youngest campers. He looks forward to seeing what the next leaders do to make their own mark on camp.
Dr. Bill Dittrich +
Dr. Bill Dittrich lives in Boise with his wife, Mary, and 3 kids, Josh, Matt, and Maggie. He was first introduced to Camp Rainbow Gold in 2013 when his son, Matt, was diagnosed with cancer. Since that time, he and his family have participated in many camp events, including Youth Camp, Sibling Camp, Family Camp, and Share Your Heart Ball.
Bill enjoys most things outdoors and spending time with family. He works as a pulmonary and critical care physician at St. Luke’s Hospital. Originally from Alaska, he spent several years in Seattle for school, before making Idaho his home in 2003.
Chuck Graves +
Chuck currently serves as President for McAlvain Companies, a large Idaho-born commercial construction firm headquartered in Boise, Idaho. Chuck is a licensed Construction Manager within the State of Idaho and has served on many construction and community advisory boards.
Chuck is a graduate of the University of Idaho, a local product of Boise and has had the pleasure of working across the US and Western Hemisphere on complex projects for multiple large multi-faceted engineering and construction service-oriented companies throughout his 34-year career.
Dr. Dave McCluskey III +
Dr. David McClusky, III was born and raised in Idaho, and moved to the Wood River Valley in 2013. His father founded Camp Rainbow Gold and he has been involved with camp activities since its inception.
Dr. McClusky now works as a general surgeon at St. Luke’s Wood River. He attended Whitman College in Walla Walla, and medical school at Northwestern in Chicago. His residency training in general surgery was at Emory University in Atlanta and he completed a fellowship in minimally invasive surgery at the Mayo Clinic Florida. He serves as the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at St. Luke’s Wood River and is also a member of the Idaho Board of Medicine.
David lives in Hailey with his wife Lorena and his step-son Tyler. They enjoy Nordic skiing, mountain biking and relaxing at their family cabin north of Ketchum.
Ryan McFarland +
Boise, Idaho native Ryan McFarland is a co-General Counsel to Scentsy, Inc. Ryan handles Scentsy’s litigation and advises the company on a wide variety of the company’s day-to-day legal concerns. Ryan is also actively engaged in the law firm he started in 2013, McFarland Ritter PLLC.
Ryan is committed to the well-being of the community he has called home his entire life. In addition to a regular practice of pro bono work, Ryan volunteers in a number of capacities, including in his church, on the Advisory Board of the Salvation Army-Boise Corp. from 2010-2021, and now with Camp Rainbow Gold.
When not in the office he can usually be found playing banjo on his cabin deck. If you can’t find him there, then he has found a mountain lake with his teenagers and his dogs.
Dr. Nate Meeker +
Dr. Nate Meeker is the Medical Director of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at St. Luke's Cancer Institute. He joined the Camp Rainbow Gold board in 2018 and serves as an on-site oncologist at camp programs.
Dr. Meeker served as the host of our 2018 Shine event in Boise and has been a regular volunteer at camp since 2011. He’s always ready and willing to sing a song, don a wig or a silly hat, dress up like a prince or Colonel Sanders — don whatever costume and give all he has that will help Camp and the kids.
Nate and his wife Erin have six children and love to travel and have all kinds of spectacular adventures together.
Will Varin +
Will is an Idaho native who was raised on the Camas Prairie (Go Mushers!), Camp Rainbow Gold’s new home. He is a practicing attorney and founding member of the full-service business law firm, Varin Wardwell LLC, located in Boise, Idaho where he is a commercial litigation attorney.
Will has founded and served on the boards of other nonprofit organizations and is passionate about Camp Rainbow Gold’s mission.
Will is married and has two young children. He enjoys spending as much time as he can outdoors—hunting, fishing, skiing and otherwise enjoying the Idaho lifestyle.
Monica Walker +
Monica Walker has lived in the Treasure Valley since 1998. She has over 20 years of experience working in design. Currently, she is an Interior Designer at the Bungalow and is dedicated to the development of relationships that will positively impact both her client’s goals and the sustained success of the company.
Monica is a member of FUNDSY Executive Board, where she has been the Gala Chair for the last 6 years. She was introduced to Camp Rainbow Gold as the 2016 FUNDSY beneficiary. Monica also served on the Ballet Idaho board for 9 years. She believes that being on local boards and staying involved can make a substantial impact on the community she calls home.
Monica dedicates much of her downtime to her husband, Jim, and two children, Alexandra and Madison. You can find her after-hours restoring her old home and volunteering for local charities.
Brian Yeargain +
Brian is a CPA partner with the local accounting firm of Little Morris LLP, one of Idaho’s largest tax consulting firms. His practice specializes in tax and consulting services for high-net-worth individuals and closely held businesses. Brian has been with the firm since 1994 and was named a partner in 2004.
Brian graduated from Boise State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in May 1995. In 1998, Brian was elected to the Board of Directors for the Boise State University Alumni Association and was the President of the Board of Directors in 2006. Brian is currently on the Boise State Foundation Board of Directors, was previously the President of the Bronco Athletic Association, the chair of the Boise State University Accounting Advisory Board Executive Committee, and is on the Board of Directors for NeighborWorks Boise. He was named Alumni of the Year in 2003 by the Beta Alpha Psi Chapter on campus, received the President’s Award from the Boise State Alumni Association in 2001, and received the Boise State Alumni Service Award in 2008.
Outside of work, he likes to play golf, spend as much time as possible with his wife and five kids, and attend Bronco sporting events.
Dr. Doris Tunney +
Dr. Doris Tunney’s life has always involved children. After graduating from Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, she began a pediatric residency at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children. She completed her residency at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, started her career as a pediatrician in Newport Beach, California and became Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at Hoag Memorial Presbyterian Hospital.
After retiring from her practice and relocating to Idaho, she found Camp Rainbow Gold from attending her first Share Your Heart Ball more than a decade ago. Doris was a member of the gala’s committee for many years and also became a CRG volunteer, serving as doctor and counselor. She co-founded the CRG Young Adult Team (YA Team), funded and founded the college scholarship program, and continues as director of the scholarship program.