About Us


The Board of Directors of the Friends of the Children’s Justice Center of Summit County share a passion for ensuring the success of our mission to serve the Summit County Children’s Justice Center and strengthen its overall support system with a fully equipped campus for child abuse victims and their families.

Each member of the Board of Directors is a leader within our community who volunteers their time to offer broad experience and connections across non-profits, real estate, government, energy, business, financial and small business organizations across Summit County.

Our board purchased, renovated, and continues to maintain the house where the Children’s Justice Center resides, enabling us to provide a comfortable, welcoming environment elevated by state-of-the-art medical and forensic technology. The CJC of Summit County compiled a multi-discipline team, composed of trained professionals across law enforcement, medical, legal, DCFS, and mental health counseling, and a forensic interviewer who interviews each victim in a safe, non-threatening environment. This interview is recorded so that the child will not have to relive the trauma and retell their story again.

This is where the child and their family can begin the road to recovery.

Tracy Walton

Tracy is a lifelong children’s advocate and volunteer, serving as a Cub Scout Leader/Assistant ScoutMaster for 12 years, Big Sister in BBBS for 5 years, and on the Friends Board since 2017.

She received her BS and MBA from Cal State Fullerton and Masters of Organizational Change from Fielding Graduate University.

Tracy grew up in Montana and lived and worked in the Finance, Consumer Goods and Tech sectors for over 40 years. She has lived in Utah since 2005 and Summit County since 2015.

Janet Beckman

Janet joined the Friends Board 4 years ago, pursuing her passion for supporting the CJC’s mission to help child abuse victims and their families and increase community awareness. She has always been an avid community volunteer, focusing on children and education.

Janet is an artist and also volunteers to support the Kimball Arts Center. She grew up in Wisconsin where she graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with dual business degrees. Since then, she lived in Florida before finding her forever home in Park City.

Beth Armstrong

Beth Armstrong has more than 25 years of healthcare and golf industry experience. With her extensive background in hospital administration, Beth has worked for such notable organizations as Cedars Sinai Cancer Center in Los Angeles, Northridge Medical Center in Northridge, California and Hospital of the Good Samaritan in downtown Los Angeles. After moving to Park City, Beth worked for Promontory and Pivotal Group as their Business Development/VP of Membership to assist in building Promontory Club. She served in this capacity for 15 years until she left to become the CEO of People’s Health Clinic in Park City, a nonprofit clinic that provides quality healthcare to the uninsured of Summit and Wasatch Counties for 6 years and is now the Managing Director of Marcella, a world class golf community located adjacent to Park City.

Armstrong has served on several boards including the American Hospital Association the Utah Association of Free Clinics, KPCW Radio, Park City Public Arts Advisory Board, Board of Directors for Park City Hospital, So. California Special Olympics and currently serves on the Literacy Project board, Executive Council of the Utah Symphony/Utah Orchestra, National Association of Free Clinics and the Children’s Justice Center. Beth received her Bachelors of Science in Accounting from McNeese State University and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of New Orleans.  She resides with her husband Roger Armstrong, Chair of the Summit County Council and an Entertainment Attorney in Park City, UT. Beth has two amazing kids; one is an actress and one is a doctor. She keeps busy when not working, enjoying Park City’s world-class skiing, hiking, biking, and golf.

Alexandra Ananth

Originally from Boston, Alexandra and her two teenage boys fell in love with the Park City vibe and made the move west in 2017. Alex was thrilled to join the Friends Board and help support the mission of the Children’s Justice Center to protect the area’s most vulnerable and ensure families have access to necessary resources.

Alex has a BA from Smith College and a Master’s in Urban Planning from NYU, loves travel and yoga, and fosters kittens for Nuzzles and Co. in her spare time.

Whitaker Irvin, Jr.

Whitaker Irvin, Jr. is Chief Executive Officer of Q Hydrogen, based in Park City, Utah. A seasoned entrepreneur, he has wide ranging experience in industries including finance, aerospace/defense, energy and green high technology companies, including Raytheon, where he managed technology deployments in the northeast region.

In 2010, he left Raytheon to guide the development and commercialization of carbon-free hydrogen production technologies invented by his father, Whitaker B. Irvin Sr. He is responsible for crafting the company’s commercialization strategies and is known for his relationships within the commercial and equity communities.  

He graduated from Babson College in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with concentrations in Finance and Global Business Management. He serves on the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce Board of Governors, is a Board Member for the Community for Children’s Justice in Summit County, Utah and is a member of the Forbes Business Council. He is also a certified Project Management Professional (“PMP”).

Vanessa Conabee

Growing up in Berchtesgaden, Germany and Maine, Vanessa Conabee developed a love of the outdoors early in life. She was a D-1 skier on the Nordic Ski Team at St. Lawrence University before receiving an M.A. from Loyola University Chicago. Since moving to Park City in 1997, Vanessa has been a writer/editor at The Park Record, Salt Lake Magazine, and Park City Magazine, while coaching Nordic skiing for the Utah Olympic Park, Park City Ski and Snowboard Team, and the Park City Nordic Betties.

In addition to her role on the Friends Board, Vanessa has spent the last decade as a mountain host at Deer Valley Resort, while working as a real estate advisor for Summit Sotheby’s International Realty’s luxury resort market and serving as a member of the Summit County Chapter of National Charity League.