Board of Directors

marie therese allen Board Mentor USA

Marie-Thérèse Allen


Marie-Therese Allen is the President of luxury Italian leather accessories and jewelry company, NAYLOR & NAYLOR, Inc., whose products are bench-made in small batches in Italy. Prior to forming NAYLOR & NAYLOR, Inc., Marie-Therese Allen was a Partner of New York-headquartered international law firm, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP for over 20 years. Read full bio>>>

Aaron Dowd Board Mentor USA

Aaron Dowd


Aaron T. Dowd is an entrepreneur working with an international diversified holding company with interests in the financial services, energy, infrastructure, and logistics sectors. From 2003-2013, he served as a Special Advisor and Senior Aide to The Honorable Chuck Hagel, former Secretary of Defense and U.S. Senator. Read full bio >>>

Emil Abedian Advisory Board Mentor Foundation USA

Emil Abedian


Emil Abedian, CPA, is the founder and CEO of Abedian & Totlian, An Accountancy Corporation specializing in accounting, tax, and business-consulting services for small and mid-size businesses.
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Dr. Robert Dupont Board Mentor USA

Robert Dupont, M.D.

Robert L. DuPont, M.D., has served as the founding Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse and was also White House Drug Chief. He is on the boards of the National Association of Drug Court Professionals, the Kolmac Foundation, the American Council on Science and Health, the National Anxiety Foundation, and the World Federation Against Drugs. Read full bio >>>

richard mackenzie Board Mentor USA

Richard Mackenzie, M.D.

Dr. Richard Mackenzie is a former President of the Society for Adolescent Medicine and an active member of the International Association of Adolescent Health. He has been a pioneer in the development of clinical and research approaches to issues that compromise the health of young people, including drug and alcohol abuse and other bio-behavioral conditions. Read full bio >>>

Board Mentor USA Diana Villarreal

Diana Villarreal

Diana Villarreal is the Principal and Chief Executive Officer at ACREAUS, a company that provides leadership and technologies that solve complex business objectives. Read full bio >>>

Michael C. Andersson

Michael C. Andersson

Michael Andersson is currently Head of Strategic Partnerships and International Affairs for Saab in the US. Mr. Andersson has been leading a successful effort to grow the Saab Group Business in North America since 2011. Read full bio >>>

gudrun giddings team Mentor USA

Gudrun Giddings

Gudrun Giddings currently serves as the President and Chair of The Swedish American Chamber of Commerce-LA. Gudrun is also the CEO at G4c Innovation and one of the founders of Entertainment Capital & Network and the U.S. Ambassador for Scandinavian Film Locations. Read full bio >>>