CHAIRMAN OF THE ADVISORY BOARD
Arthur Benjamin was born in NYC and lived in that metropolitan area until leaving to attend Clark University in Massachusetts. Since then he has lived in numerous cities throughout the USA, England, Colombia (SA) and for a short time in Spain. Currently, he lives in Delray Beach (FL), Dallas (TX) and Salt Lake City (UT).
His life has been both interesting and diverse. He has been an internationally celebrated photographer, married briefly to a member of the British Royal Family and has had numerous entrepreneurial successes after leaving the world of Fortune 500 business.
Mr. Benjamin has over three decades of experience in marketing and sales, two in school marketing and operations, and an equal number of years in corporate management. Prior to joining Datamark in 1993, his employment history included executive and sales positions at CBS, Group W, Major Market Television and Connecticut Public Broadcasting. He has started several companies, grown them, and sold them as well. He has been responsible for operations as diverse as the publication of a regional magazine, a TV production company, an ad agency, a media buying service and several colleges. He has also led civic efforts including sharing responsibility for a $13 million capital campaign and co-developed a number of local real estate subdivisions.
Mr. Benjamin was the Chairman & CEO of Datamark, Inc., the nation’s largest comprehensive marketing company exclusively for colleges and proprietary schools and amongst the top 20 direct marketing agencies in the U.S. until 2005. He served as its President and thereafter Chairman & CEO having joined it in 1995 after serving on its board of directors for two years. In just 10 years, Mr. Benjamin successfully grew the company by over 2,000 percent. He was also Executive Vice President of its public parent company, eCollege, after it acquired Datamark, a technology corporation that creates the online educational platforms for numerous colleges and universities.
Mr. Benjamin joined ATI, a nationally-accredited group of private postsecondary schools and colleges, as its CEO & President in April of 2005, after serving on its board of directors, and currently serves as its Vice Chairman & CEO. Since then, he has dramatically expanded the depth and breadth of the management team, improved processes, and begun new initiatives the achievement of the future growth of the company. ATI expanded, in just the first twelve months, from eight to fifteen campuses under his leadership.
In 2006, he along with two partners founded EdExperts, a new comprehensive marketing company specializing in colleges and proprietary schools and employing unique best-in-class partnerships. Just last year, it grew 300%.
Late last year, in 2007, he was instrumental the creation of American Institutes, a group of private postsecondary schools training in the allied health fields. Primus Capital Funds joined Randy Proto (who will serve as its CEO), a life-long partner of Mr. Benjamin, and a group of investors including Mr. Benjamin (who will serve on its board) in the enterprise.
Mr. Benjamin graduated from Clark University and subsequently completed advanced coursework at Burklyn Business School. He also holds an Honorary Doctorate of Management from Colorado Technical University.
Mr. Benjamin is a former Commissioner of Higher Education for the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology (ACCSCT), former chair of the Utah Central Region Workforce Council, The Living Planet Aquarium, and Women Beyond Cancer; a former member of the Utah State Workforce Investment Board, former trustee of the Career College Foundation (AKA Imagine America Foundation) and former board member of The American Heart Association and the L.A. Film School Foundation.
He currently serves as a board member of Franklin Templeton Bank & Trust, ATI Enterprises and the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges (FAPSC). He also serves on the advisory committees of The Pasadena Symphony Orchestra, No More Homeless Pets, The Utah Animal Adoption Center, and The Image Reborn Foundation. He is co-chair for the steering committee of FAPSC and on the steering committee of The Imagine America Foundation.
Mr. Benjamin also founded, and currently serves as a trustee of The Butterfly Effect Foundation. Additionally, he is the annual keynote speaker of the Hugh O’Brien Youth Organization in Utah and maintains serious philanthropic commitments to the American Heart Association’s Annual Heart Ball, the American Heart Association’s Annual Heartwalk, the Wasatch Humane Society’s Annual Fur Ball, Image Reborn’s Annual Dinner/Dance, and No More Homeless Pets’ “Strut Your Mutt” Annual Walkathon and “Save A Stray Soiree”.
In 2004, he led the way in the launch of the 10,000-square-foot Living Planet Aquarium Experience in Salt Lake City (named after his late wife, Gail Benjamin), which was visited by almost 300,000 people in its first 18 months of operation, and he has been instrumental in facilitating the just-opened Salt Lake Animal Adoption Center, with a central garden named after his late wife, Gail.
Arthur believes that, in George Bernard Shaw’s words, life is no brief candle but sort of a splendid torch that we’ve got hold of for the moment, and he’s committed to making it burn as brightly as he can, while its in his care, before passing it on to future generations.
mybody CEO Christine Watson brings a heritage of retail expertise and an exacting eye for style to the pioneering skincare brand, drawing on her extensive experience to offer medical skin solutions that women aren’t afraid to place prominently on their vanities.
Christine began her career as a buyer at Harrods in London, hand selecting the niche, cult beauty and skincare brands carried in the toiletries department of the luxe destination. It was in this position that Christine first met Philosophy founder and husband-to-be David Watson, crossing paths while launching his coveted skincare collection, Philosophy®, at Harrods. Christine eventually moved to fashion, curating the department store’s luxury clothing offerings and designing Harrods’ own label.
Upon relocating to Arizona years later, Christine brought her refined taste with her, opening a boutique purveying Europe’s chicest fashion and beauty imports. After five years of managing her boutique, Christine was ready to take her business savvy and sense of style to a bigger venture. When David introduced Christine to Therese Clark, Christine instantly saw potential in Therese’s mission and agreed to join mybody as CEO.
Having reviewed hundreds of products and brands in her capacity as Harrod’s Buyer, Christine developed a discerning eye and an instinct for game-changing products and brands. To find a brand concept and feel that truly spoke to her-as mybody immediately did-was reason to get behind the collection and help bring it to fruition. Identifying a space in the often over-serious medical market for a more approachable range, Christine worked closely with Therese to take mybody from idea to execution, refining the brand concept and aesthetic.
Drawing on her strong retail background as well as her personal experience dealing with medical issues, Christine has helped develop an unprecedented marriage of effective, medical-grade skincare and beautiful, approachable products that women want to show off, marking a dramatic departure from the existing offerings on the market. With Christine’s insight, mybody offers serious, targeted formulas in an enjoyable, experiential way, creating a collection that women can truly connect with.
Leigh Neumayer, MD, MS, Professor of Surgery at the University of Utah School of Medicine, is a member of the multidisciplinaryteam treating breast cancer at Huntsman Cancer Institute. She holds a Jon and Karen Huntsman Presidential Professorship in Cancer Research. She is an experienced breast surgeon offering all types of surgery for diseases of the breast including total skin sparing mastectomy and sentinel lymph node biopsy.
Dr. Neumayer received her medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in1985. She trained in general surgery at the University of California, San Francisco, and the University of Arizona in Tucson. She received a master’sdegree in clinical research design and statistical analysis from the University of Michigan. She joined the faculty of the University of Utah in 1992. She is past president of the Association of Women Surgeons, the Association of VA Surgeons and the Association for Surgical Education. She was a Director of the American Board of Surgery from 2005 to 2011, and is a Regent of the American College of Surgeons.
Dr. Neumayer has a long history of mentoring students,residents and faculty. She was the first woman to hold a full-time faculty position in the Department of Surgery, to be the chief of surgery at the Salt Lake City VA and to be a tenured full professor of Surgery at the University of Utah. She served as the American Association of Medical Colleges Women’s Liaison Officer and was the program director for the University of Utah’s Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health Program. She served as the honorary chair of the Susan G. Komen Salt Lake City Race for the Cure. She received the American Medical Women’s Association Gender Equity Award (twice) and the Linda K. Amos Award for Distinguished Service to Women at the University of Utah. She recently was recognized with the Association for Surgical Education Distinguished Educator Award and the Clark Lowe Rich Distinguished Surgeon Award.
Dr. Neumayer is a tireless advocate for her patients. She has created a video that is posted online to help breast cancer patients and co-authored a book “Meet Virginia: Biography of a Breast” that chronicles a patients journey with breast cancer. She is a long time supporter of Image Reborn Foundation and frequently participates in the retreats.
Ivan Utrera serves as President of The Phoenix Restaurant Group which operates the Rodizio Grill national franchise. Utrera oversees the strategic growth, operational direction, and marketing and brand management for the Rodizio Grill brand.
The Phoenix Restaurant Group is a full service, dining restaurant management company headquartered in Salt Lake City, UT., and manages America’s First Brazilian Steakhouse concept Rodizio Grill. Rodizio Grill has become a beloved dining destination that brings the flavors of Brazil right to the guests’ backyard. The concept has been featured in USA Today, Washington Post, CBS News, NBC News and others.
A native of SÃ£o Paulo, Brazil, Utrera migrated to the United States in 1984 to pursue his Bachelor’s degree in Advertising. During his award-winning career as writer and producer for television, radio and print advertising, Utrera decided to pursue a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the prestigious Marriott School of Management from Brigham Young University.
After successful completion of the program, Utrera was recruited by PepsiCo where he quickly rose to Director of National and International Marketing. In the early 1990’s, PepsiCo saw a strong growth in its Pizza Hut segment and assigned Utrera as marketing head for the $1.5 Billion Pizza Hut dine-in segment.
In the mid 90’s, Utrera realized there was a huge opportunity to launch the “churrascaria” style restaurants, that were wildly popular in his native Brazil, in the United States markets. In late 1995 he left PepsiCo to pursue his dream and founded Rodizio Grill where his influence has made the company the strong national franchise we see today.
In 1998, Utrera’s first became involved with the Image Reborn Foundation. He saw a great opportunity to give back to the community in a topic that is not widely discussed.
“Image Reborn was founded by my good friend Dr. Renato Saltz,” stated Utreral. “He saw a need that was not being met and started this organization that is now in its 14th year! Throughout this course he has helped hundreds of women regain their lives. I could not be more proud to be associated with this organization.”
Utrera continues to support Image Reborn Foundation and in May 2013 launched a month long nationwide fundraiser through the Rodizio Grill restaurants for the Image Reborn Foundation’s “Living Beyond Breast Cancer” program.
Utrera calls Utah and Colorado home, and he can be seen in his favorite hobby, at the race tracks where he is a decorated Formula Continental and Formula 1000 race car driver. He is married to Rosana Tormena and has four kids, two daughters and two sons.
Eileen has been working in the health care field for much longer than she cares to mention. The healing world has been a familiar place to her and is a big part of who she is today. She began her medical career as a Rescue Paramedic Fire Fighter spending eleven years working with NASA involved in Astronaut Rescue. During that time she became a Registered Nurse working many years as a Helicopter Life flight Nurse. Propelled to continue on she obtained an Advanced Degree as a Physician Assistant from the University School of Medicine in North Dakota. Eileen practices integrative medicine and is involved in teaching courses with the emphasis of “treating the patient as a whole”.
She is founder of Health Resolutions LLC, a company providing patient advocacy, education and medical liaison services which help patients and caregivers navigate through the medical gauntlet. Her involvement with Breast cancer first began on a more personal note as her mother was diagnosed with it and although she was already working in medicine, she was transformed into the helpless caregiver watching her mother battle her cancer. Those emotions traveled with her as she advanced her career in medicine and they remain a big contributor of how she practices medicine today. Eileen is an Active Board Member for three different Breast Cancer organizations; Image Reborn (providing retreats for breast cancer patients), Pink Ribbon Story Foundation and BRAVE. In the community she volunteers’ as a Medical Provider for a free community clinic. She Lives in Eden Utah and in Florida with her husband Tom.
Sue M. Dykema, CAE, is Deputy Executive Director of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), the leading organization of board-certified plastic surgeons specializing in cosmetic plastic surgery. Sue also serves as Executive Director of the Society of Plastic Surgical Skin Care Specialists, an affiliate organization of nurses and aestheticians employed by plastic surgeons.
Since joining ASAPS in 1996, Sue’s responsibilities include all areas of educational programming, annual meeting logistics, corporate sponsorship solicitation, policy development, fiscal accountability, and strategic planning for both organizations.
Sue lives in Huntington Beach, CA with her husband David Megens and their six dogs and six cats.
Amy Baker is a 20 year veteran of NBC. She worked with NBC News in Washington, D.C. from 1975-1980. Amy relocated to NBC’s entertainment/programming division in Los Angeles in 1980. The balance of her career at the network was in various management positions, including Director of Program Production/Preparation. She moved to St. Louis in 1994 where she worked in public relations for internationally known Fleishman-Hillard.
In 1996, Amy and her family moved to Baltimore, MD. She joined the Board of “Port Discovery”, at that time, the second largest children’s museum in the country. Some of the other boards on which Amy has served include The Bill Wilkerson Center at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville, TN, Temple Har Shalom in Park City, UT, Image Reborn, UT, Rowland Hall School in Salt Lake City, UT and the Glenwild Community Homeowners Board. She is Co-Owner of Jupiter Bowl at Kimball Junction.
Amy and her husband, Barry have 3 children. Brandace, 26, a graduate of Vanderbilt University, and presently works for the Bay Area Teacher Development Collaborative, in Los Angeles, Bryce is in 12th grade at RHSM, and Lane is in 9th grade at RHSM.
The Baker family spends the bulk of their time in Park City. They also spend quite a bit of time in Palm Desert, CA.
Hani Zeini is a successful business leader with 25 years of experience in the healthcare/life-science arena. In 2006 Hani founded Sientra, a medical device company focused on the Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery markets utilizing implantable silicone technology, and has been serving as its Chief Executive Officer. Hani is a 12-year veteran in the Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery market where he previously served as Executive Vice President of Inamed Aesthetics (now Allergan Medical) with responsibility for North America and International markets. He has been directly and deeply involved in this market and its development over the past decade. He pioneered the concept of the Plastic Surgery Ecosystem™ and has been passionately presenting and promoting its principles worldwide.
Hani started his career at the Dupont Pharmaceuticals Company where he spent over 12 years in a variety of positions with increasing responsibility in sales, marketing and general management culminating with his role as Senior Vice President, Global Health Systems. Prior to joining Inamed, Hani was the Chief Operating Officer at Acurian, Inc., a development stage venture capital backed clinical trials company. Before Acurian, he held the position of President and Chief Executive Officer at Pharmasmarket.com, an Internet-based healthcare marketplace. Hani holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. In 2003, he completed the Stanford Executive Program at Stanford University, Graduate School of Business. In addition to Mr. Zeini’s participation with the Image Reborn Foundation, his company, Sientra, is a national sponsor of the Breast Reconstruction Awareness campaign commissioned in 2012 to bring awareness of reconstruction options available to women who have experienced breast cancer.
Dr. Adib’s career spans over thirty years of research & development for the Department of Defense through multiple research corporations, Teaching and research, owning and managing multiple corporations, dealing with scientific/engineering projects, Interior design, art, and real estate. As a philanthropist, Dr. Adib supports a number of organizations including the Image Reborn since birth.
Dr. Adib holds degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California Berkeley, Mechanical Engineering (MS) emphasizing in fluid dynamics from San Jose State, and completed his Ph.D. work at University of Utah with emphasis in Heat Transfer.
Cynthia Brown is originally from Memphis, Tennessee, attended Arizona State University, and has lived in Park City, Utah for over 20 years.
Cynthia is a founder and serves as the Executive Director for The Playing For Life Foundation. Playing For Life is a non- profit benefiting breast cancer research, free breast exams and mammograms, and survivor care. Playing For Life has been raising funds and serving the Park City community for eight years.
Cynthia is an avid golfer and a member of the Ladies Professional Golf Association. Cynthia has been teaching in the Park City Community for over 22 years and has enjoyed watching many of her students achieve “golf greatness”.
She also has owned exclusive vacation home and property management businesses for over 13 years in the Park City area.