Meet Mark T. Hebner
Helping the Foundation care for our community
Foundation board member Mark Hebner knows firsthand the critical role Providence Mission Hospital plays in our community because he witnessed our doctors save a friend’s life.
An avid equestrian, Mark was out riding with a friend when disaster struck.
“I turned around and the horse was straight up in the air. Then he started bucking.” Mark watched as his friend was thrown to the ground, fracturing his pelvis. He was rushed to Providence Mission Hospital where he underwent a lifesaving, five-hour trauma surgery.
For Mark, the incident crystallized the importance of having a world-class hospital close to home. That inspired him to support Providence Mission Hospital, first as a donor, and eventually as a Board member.
A father of four and grandfather of three, Mark is the founder and president of Index Fund Advisors, one of the top wealth management, tax services and investor education firms in the U.S.
He holds a BA in Nuclear Pharmacy from the University of New Mexico that led him to be co-founder and president of a publicly traded nuclear pharmacy company that pioneered the distribution of radioactive pharmaceuticals. After selling that firm, he earned an MBA from UC Irvine and pursued a second career as an angel investor, wealth manager and author.
Whether it’s facilitating the delivery of essential medicines or teaching people how to maximize their wealth, everything Mark does is driven by the desire to help others.
With his background in health care and his extensive management and investing experience, he brings a unique perspective to his role on the Board.
“I see this as a real opportunity to help the foundation do better with its own investments. It’s very rewarding to bring my knowledge to the table to help.”
“Mark has made an immediate impact since joining the Foundation Board, Finance Committee, and Executive Committee. He co-chaired the improvement of the Foundation’s investment and endowment policy. Mark and his wife, Beth, are friend-makers par excellence,” says John Miller, chief philanthropy officer.
Mark and Beth, who was a nurse for 30 years, maintain an active lifestyle that revolves around their family, dogs and horses. But supporting the hospital remains one of their most gratifying pursuits.
“I know giving to Providence Mission Hospital is going to help people,” Beth explains. “It makes you want to give, because you feel like it will be impactful.”
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