Ron Hauben, Board President
Ron Hauben has been a member of the NAC Board and Executive Committee since 2019 and currently serves as the NAC’s board chair. Ron previously chaired the NAC’s Finance Committee. Ron is an active volunteer of the NAC, serving regularly as an on-mountain ski assistant. He and his family are inspired by NAC’s participants and the amazing staff of professionals and volunteers bringing “I Can!” to life every day. NAC is closely aligned with the Hauben family’s lifelong commitment to organizations supporting people with disabilities. Ron serves as Senior Counsel at Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher, an internationally prominent law firm, where he co-chairs the firm’s practice advising and defending accountants and firms. Ron previously served as Vice Chair and General Counsel of EY, a global professional services firm. Ron and his wife Vicki are full time Park City residents.
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Senior Director, USAF Mission System Requirements, L3Harris
David Been first became involved with the NAC in 2016 when VADM (Ret.) Dick Gallagher, then an NAC board member shared the organization's mission with him while David was still active duty. When David retired, he came to work in Salt Lake City, remembered the NAC and was thrilled to have the opportunity to serve. David is currently Senior Director of the Air Force Mission System Requirements, Broadband Communications Sector for L3Harris. He chooses to be involved with the National Ability Center because, "I was so impressed with not only the high quality of adaptive recreation offered to the NAC's guests, but also that the guests didn't have to worry about the cost of the visit. I was also pleased to see the number of participants who were prior military members and the amazing positive feedback they gave the NAC."
An interesting fact about David is that when he was in high school back in New Jersey, he used to be friends with Tom Mapother. He recalls how he and his friends poked fun at Tom when he said he wanted to be a professional actor. David says, "a short time later, he changed his name to Tom Cruise and I'd say he got the last laugh!" Tom Cruise went on to become famous pretending to fly jets in fictional combat while David went on to fly real jets in actual combat.
Dave Lundberg is the Senior Director of Skier Services at Park City Mountain and has worked in the ski business for over 25 years.
Dave started teaching skiing in 1993 before moving to Park City Mountain as an instructor in 1997 where he has spent the majority of his career. When Dave first started at Park City Mountain Resort his brother ran the ski program for the NAC. This exposed Dave to the impact the NAC has on outdoor enthusiasts of all types and strengthened his desire to see others enjoy outdoor activities. Dave’s passion for helping others enjoy sports and the mountain environment has grown and he loves the opportunity to do so as a board member for the NAC.
Most important to Dave is his wife Tara and their 5 kids, who enjoy anything that gets them outside and keeps them active.
Christena Huntsman Durham
Christena Huntsman Durham is Director and Executive Vice President of Huntsman Foundation. She became involved in the National Ability Center in 1990 and has a grandson with special needs who started riding horses with the organization. But Christena's family has long been connected with the NAC. Her mother worked with Meeche White to help start the NAC because her brother has special needs. On top of it all, Christena is an impressive athlete and track medalist at the World Senior Games.
Francesca first discovered the NAC in 2015 after her and her family visited Park City that summer. They enjoyed it so much that they wanted to return the following winter and started researching potential support for their son who has CP. Today, Francesca enjoys being a part of our organization as it has supported her family in many ways; including her son as it has given him the confidence to ski, climb, and bike- and it has allowed her entire family to experience an awesome camping adventure along the Colorado River. Francesca is involved as a way to pay it forward: "to help carry out the organization's story given the profound impact the NAC has had on my family." Francesca was born in Switzerland and had the opportunity to travel a lot as a child, which profoundly impacted her- she is fluent in 3 languages and proficient in 2 additional. She loves learning about cultures as it has given her the insight to understand just how similar we all are.
Laurie McGrath is CEO of McGrath Development, Inc., a commercial real estate development and property management company she founded in San Diego in 1988. The company has been responsible for acquisitions, construction, and management of a portfolio of commercial and industrial projects of over four million square feet. She also co-founded the McGrath Family Foundation in 1986 with her mother, Carlee McGrath, for the primary purpose of supporting charitable organizations that are dedicated to the humane treatment of animals, women’s and children’s causes, and other humanitarian programs in the local community and throughout the world. Laurie enjoys outdoor activities and travel, and spends much of the winter month at her Park City home where she enjoys skiing and community activities.
Cyd Quinn Chairs the National Ability center Program Committee, is an Executive Committe Member and a participant parent as well as a mother of six and grandmother to nine. Her son, Taylor has a rare chromosome deletion and requires support in adaptive skiing. After skiing for six years with an adaptive program in Colorado, her family came to Utah in 2013 and discovered the NAC. Cyd finds her work with the NAC inspiring because of the skilled and devoted staff who work with the organization supporting individuals of all abilities as they conquer adversity. Cyd shares, "I am grateful to the NAC team whose vision and expertise unlock hidden human potential and open up new possibilities for all who come here."
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Intermountain Healthcare Park City Specialty Clinic
Hailing from Miami, Florida, Dr. Taubin joined Intermountain Healthcare from Shepherd Center – one of the nation's top 10 rehabilitation hospitals. With a focus on acquired brain injuries, such as stroke, traumatic brain injury and post-concussive syndrome, Dr. Taubin works regularly with patients with a range different abilities. She also has extensive experience with spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis and spasticity management, including Botox® injections for migraines. Dr. Taubin particularly enjoys her work with amputees as well as patients with cerebral palsy. Taubin received her undergraduate degree from Tulane University and attended medical school at Emory University.
Joining the NAC's Board in September 2020, Dr. Taubin is proud to call Utah her home where she and her family make the most of the area's amazing outdoor opportunities by playing tennis, hiking and learning to be a better skier.
Stephani first became involved with the NAC in 1999 as a participant. She had her first lesson (ever) in a mono-ski at the NAC with Marcel Kuonen, the NAC's adaptive head coach. She went on to become a Paralympic Gold Medalist and eventually to also marry Marcel. Stephani shares that from her first adaptive ski lesson, to joining the US Paralympic team and competing in 5 Paralympic games the NAC has been her (and her husband’s) home – not only for training, but most importantly for community. Now, as a Board member, she hopes to give back and serve with those are dedicated to positively empowering person’s with disabilities to find independence, self-esteem, JOY and productivity through adaptive sport and recreation. Stephani believes every person has the fundamental right to nature, independence and sport/recreation. She says that "without access and opportunity too many people are left on the sidelines."
Kris is originally from Salt Lake City but grew up as an Air Force pilot's daughter and lived stateside and abroad. She attended the University of Utah and studied Communications and Interior Design. She has worked in Communications and the Marketing field for the Healthcare industry and several non-profits organizations. She spent twenty years involved in management, fundraising and marketing for two therapeutic equine centers in Texas. She raised horses all of her life and was finally able to combine her professional background and love of horses with the adaptive programs of equine therapy. Her son, Jared, became a participant in the equine program at age four as life came full circle with the benefit he receives. She and her family relocated to Utah ten years ago and the entire family has been involved at many levels with the National Ability Center. The NAC has provided a warm family atmosphere, fantastic outdoor opportunities for Jared and most important, a safe and accepting place we call home.
Prior to joining the NAC Board, Emil was an active participant, volunteer, and donor from the day he moved to Park City in 2016. He has a passion for outdoor sports despite being inflicted with poliomyelitis at the age of 6 months. He has a “can-do” attitude, despite the fact that adaptive equipment was rare when he was growing up. He learned about the NAC while he was working in Switzerland and so when it was time to return to the US, the decision was easy, and he had no hesitation in relocating his family to Park City. His wife is a regular volunteer for the summer programs and his son is both a volunteer and the bike mechanic for the NAC. Emil Chuang is a pediatric gastroenterologist by training and is currently the Chief Medical Officer at Intrinsic Medicine, a biotechnology company focused on developing safe and affordable medications to treat patients with gut-brain axis disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome and autism spectrum disorder.
Caryn Stoll Unger
Caryn Stoll Unger is a former member of the US Freestyle Ski Team (Aerials: 1986-1992). Leading into the 1992 Olympics, Caryn was ranked 8th in the world and 2nd in the United States (W Aerials) when she suffered an injury; after which she retired from competitive skiing to focus on her education.
After graduating from Brooklyn Law School with a JD and a brief career practicing law, Caryn shifted her attention to Marketing. In 2001, Caryn started Freestyle Marketing LLC, a promotions and branding agency specializing in sports and Consumer Packaged Goods. In 2016 Caryn retired from Freestyle Marketing to focus on nonprofit opportunities. While Caryn has no children of her own, she is the “Cool Aunt, Hip Cousin and Big Kid” who can be found hanging out with the kids and knowing how to play.
Currently, Caryn sits on the Board of Sutton Place Synagogue in New York City where she is Co-Chair of the Marketing Committee. Caryn is also a board member of Kid’s Play International, a grassroots NGO that promotes gender equity through Sport and the Olympic values in communities impacted by genocide. Additionally Caryn is actively involved in Project Sunshine, is on the Board and serves on the Marketing and Programming Committees. Project Sunshine is an organization that brings joy and play to pediatric patients. Caryn was the first female Honoree for the most recent 12th Annual Project Sunshine Golf Tournament which raised the most money of any of the previous years.
Finally, Caryn is passionately involved with The National Ability Center in Park City, Utah where she volunteers as an Adaptive Ski Instructor during the winter months and participates on the Marketing Committee. You can also find her at the start and finish line of the Summit Challenge, announcing and cheering on the riders as they embark upon, and cross the finish line of their rides.
When not in New York, Caryn and her husband, Howard can be found in Park City, Utah where they are avid skiers, golfers, cyclists, hikers and food & wine enthusiasts. Selecting the perfect wine for “Apres Sport” is high on their list of priorities. And just in case you are wondering, yes, Caryn still gets some air under her skis. Only now she stays upright.
VP for Development and External Affairs, Peterson Institute for International Economics
David rejoins the NAC Board after having previously served two terms. He and Noreen are active participants and supporters of the NAC. As parents of children with special needs, they are witness to the breakthrough achievements that the NAC inspires. Additionally, David served as a leader in the inclusiveness efforts of those with diverse-abilities, and brought to the NAC win/win partnerships with leading employers, including EY. David serves on the NAC Executive Committee and is the Chair of the Finance Committee. He and Noreen are full-time residents of Park City.
Mr. Hammerman is Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of SIFMA, the leading trade association for the financial services industry. Since 2004, Mr. Hammerman has overseen SIFMA’s legal advocacy efforts and outside counsel relationships.
Prior to joining SIFMA, Mr. Hammerman was a partner of Clifford Chance, the global law firm, where over a 19-year period he represented the financial services industry on a wide variety of securities regulatory and enforcement matters.
Mr. Hammerman received his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 1985 and received a B.A. from Emory University in 1982. He and his wife, Karen, live in Park City, Utah.
Presidential Professor of Strategic Management
Jay Barney is a Presidential Professor of Strategic Management, holds the Lassonde Chair of Social Entrepreneurship, and is the Co-Academic Director of the Center for Business, Health, and Prosperity at the Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah. His research and teaching focuses mostly on strategic management and on how firms are able to gain and sustain competitive advantages. He has used this work to consult with over fifty clients in the for profit and not-for-profit sectors in the US and Europe. He also served on and worked closely with boards of directors in developing and implementing their corporate strategies. In addition, Jay has worked with over 30 entrepreneurial companies in Bolivia, Peru, Ghana, and in other developing economies to help them improve their operations and performance. Jay began his association with the NAC when one of his grandsons participated in a NAC snowboarding program.