U.S. Leadership TeamMentors International’s Leadership Team brings a robust level of knowledge and expertise. Combined they bring over 50 years of experience in leadership, educating, mentoring, management, finance and economics, training and development, marketing and communications to name a few. They are dedicated to our mission of ending poverty in a sustainable way.
Chris Dunn currently serves as CEO. He has personally worked with each of our in-country directors. Chris brings vast knowledge and understanding of our global programs and operations as well as a powerful vision for the future. He has personally witnessed great poverty throughout the world, and he has mentored and motivated countless individuals towards greater self-reliance. He is committed to our vision of helping to create a world where everyone has the choice to be free from extreme poverty.
Chris has more than 25 years of sales, finance, and general management experience and has held management and executive-level positions in the transportation, education, healthcare, and financial information services industries. He has also held executive-level positions in a number of business start-up ventures and has successfully led several high growth companies to the private equity funding stage.
Chris earned his BA in Economics from the University of Colorado and received an MBA in Finance from Brigham Young University. He currently resides in Utah with his wife and children.
Curtis was born in Utah and grew up in Southern California and has a vast sales and executive management career in the private sector that includes the construction, manufacturing and youth leadership industries. His passion is people and specifically helping others to see their value and full potential to achieve life’s highest measures regardless of their surrounding conditions. Striving to do good everyday by living the “Golden Rule” is the innate desire of his heart!
Curtis received his BS in Business Management from BYU with a minor in Spanish.
Curtis enjoys outdoor sports of all kinds and quality time with his wife Stephanie and their 4 kids along with his brand-new grandbaby!
Director of Programs
Luis was born in Brazil from European parents. He has a Business degree from Brigham Young University and a Master’s in International Business Administration from Thunderbird Graduate School of Global Management. His professional experiences include worldwide responsibilities for two high-technology companies in Northern California, one as the Director of International Operations for TeleSensory Systems, Inc., (15 years) and the other as the Worldwide Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Elesys, Inc. (16 years). He has traveled to over 45 countries multiple times to identify, appoint and manage distribution channels. Kemeny had been engaged with our organization for over 10 years and has been involved in various aspects of operations. He currently focuses on managing programs and curricula for the Learning and Mentoring Centers. He and his wife live in Kaysville, Utah, have 6 children, and 26 grandchildren.
Justin Mellor, CPA, CFE, currently serves as Chief Financial Officer. Justin has more than 15 years of extensive experience in both finance and accounting. He has held management and executive-level positions in healthcare, not-for-profit, and retail. Prior to his current role, he served as the Chief Financial Officer for Lifting Generations and was the Chief Financial Officer for Gold Cross Ambulance.
Justin earned both his BA and Master’s degree in Accountancy from Brigham Young University. He currently resides in Utah with his wife and three daughters.
Director of Marketing
Sarah Barrett has worked in the non-profit sector for over 15 years. Previous to her position at Mentors International, she worked for the Utah Safety Council helping to promote their mission of saving lives through education and training. Sarah has a background in marketing, communications, and website design. Sarah enjoys running and experimenting with new recipes. She also likes to hike and explore the National Parks with her husband and three kids. She is thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Mentors International and truly believes this organization is making a difference where we serve.
Melanie Winterton came to Mentors International because of her love for humanitarian aid and serving others. Melanie has worked as an office manager for eight years and truly enjoys the relationships she has built with her co-workers. Melanie enjoys hiking, traveling, spending time with her family and laughing. She feels very blessed to be part of an organization that does much good in alleviating poverty throughout the world.
Epi Reyes has 41 years of diversified and experienced as a bilingual Administrative Assistant, Bookkeeper, Translator & Office Manager. She is a very organized, dependable, loyal and hardworking employee. She was born in El Salvador, served a mission in Costa Rica and has lived in the USA for 30 years.
Epi feels fortunate to work at a non-profit organization which makes such a difference in peoples’ life. “To be helping the poor and the needy on a daily basis and getting pay for it is more than I can ask”. She enjoys the natural beauty, the warm water of a beach, and lying in a hammock drinking a coconut or reading a book.
Our International Directors are native to the countries in which they serve. They are deeply committed to their communities and to the people they lead.