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 Dowd is Managing Director of Mellontikos, an international, diversified venture development company. From 2003-2013, he served as a Senior Advisor and Chief of Staff to The Honorable Chuck Hagel, former Secretary of Defense and U.S. Senator. Dowd has also advised the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). 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 >>>

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

Gudrun Giddings

Gudrun Giddings is the Honorary Swedish Consul at the Swedish Consulate in Los Angeles. She also serves as the President and Chair of The Swedish American Chamber of Commerce-LA. Gudrun is the founder of G4C Innovation and one of the founders of Entertainment Capital & Network. Read full bio >>>