Our team is committed to improving the lives of children.


Meet the Team Behind NAPAB

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Anna Mendez
Executive Director
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Ms. Mendez has served as an executive manager within the financial service industries for over 25 years.  In 2009, after she and her husband Danny lost their adored 16 year old son to relentless bullying and ultimate suicide, Anna made the decision to devote her life to the prevention of bullying. Ms. Mendez and her family, including her younger daughter Victoria Mendez, are now regular speakers on the topic of bullying and avid advocates of bullying victims and their families.



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Danny Mendez
Director, Treasurer
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Mr. Mendez has over 31 years of real estate and financial management experience as well as experience working with various non-profit organizations.  After the death of his only son Daniel Mendez, in partnership with his wife Anna and daughter Victoria, Danny has devoted much of his life to the education and prevention of bullying amongst youth.

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Dezra Anderson
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Ms. Anderson has over 20 years of corporate and financial project management experience.  Together with her husband Bryan, they have raised their family in San Clemente California where they espouse the philosophy that children come first.  An advocate of children's rights, Ms. Anderson provides regular oversight and direction to the NAPAB organization.

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Victoria Mendez
Global Cool 2 Be Kind Director
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An avid anti-bullying activist, Victoria Mendez is a student at Stanford University who served as President of the San Clemente Cool 2 Be Kind Club for 3 years. The club was originally founded by several of her brother's friends after his bullying-related death in 2009 and she became determined to continue its initiative.  Now Ms. Mendez serves on the NAPAB Leadership Team. She has organized a wide range of anti-bullying events and has overseen the formation of many Cool 2 Be Kind chapters at schools around the world.  As a result of her hard work, Ms. Mendez has received many awards including the City of San Clemente Human Relations Award and a California State Senate Commendation. She also received a letter from President Obama recognizing her efforts.