Board of Directors
  • Jessica Lycos
    Board Member

    Jessica is the Founding Partner of Seitchik Lycos Group, LLC, a political fundraising and consulting firm in Phoenix. She has worked on numerous state, federal, and local political campaigns and PACs, and serves as a political advisor to Congressman Trent Franks. Jessica serves as the Arizona Co-Chair for Maverick PAC, which focuses on engaging the next generation of American leaders in business and politics.

    Born in Flagstaff, Arizona, but raised in Canfield, Ohio, Jessica returned to Phoenix to graduate from ASU with a B.A. in Political Science. During her collegiate tenure, she interned for U.S. Senator Jon Kyl. In addition, she has graduated from the Dodie Londen Excellence in Public Service Series, a political leadership-training program for women.

    She and husband Paul split their time between Phoenix and Johannesburg, South Africa, where her husband serves as the CEO of Cronos Airlines International. Aside from assisting her husband with business development, Jessica is a political junkie and is a big fan of Talladega Nights. 

  • Rima Reddy
    Board Member

    Rima most recently served as a Financial Analyst at Marc Jacobs in New York City. Previously, she served as an Equity Research Analyst at Goldman Sachs where she covered the Food and Housing Products sectors in which she researched stocks and provided investment recommendations to investors.

    Currently, she is involved with the Young Professionals’ Advisory Board for the National Alliance of Mental Illness in New York and volunteers her time with the New York Junior League. She has completed a course in Nonprofit Board Management through the Nonprofit Board Clearinghouse.

    Rima graduated from Barrett, The Honors College at ASU where she majored in Economics and Finance, and also minored in Philosophy and Statistics. 

  • Jennifer Evans
    Honorary Board Member

    Since 1994, Jennifer has been actively involved with supporting philanthropic organizations to benefit the health of young children. During her time with the March of Dimes, she served on the Board of Trustees, was a Member of the Revenue Development Committee and the Fund for Biomedical Research Committee, as well as a Member for the Chicago Division board of directors.

    In addition, while she was with the March of Dimes, she was able to raise $2 million over four years to fund a major research initiative in gene therapy.

    Jennifer currently resides in Paradise Valley, Arizona, with her husband, Jack.

  • Jon Nauert
    Founder & Executive Director

    Jon is the Founder and Executive Director of Millennials for Mental Health Awareness. In addition, he currently serves as a Private Equity Investment Professional at B2 Partners, a private investment firm based in Phoenix, Arizona, focused on growing family-owned and founder-owned companies.

    He serves as a Fellow for The Kairos Society and as the Arizona Co-Chair for Maverick PAC. Jon is also actively involved with the Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Wild Canyon Games, Harvard Ventures, The Camelback Society, and the Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations.

    Jon began his focus on entrepreneurship at Barrett, The Honors College at ASU where he studied Finance and Marketing, and at the London School of Economics. 

    Email: jon@millennialsmentalhealth.org
    Phone: 602-828-2616 

  • Josh Bowman
    Board Member

    Josh currently serves as a Managing Director at STORE Capital where he focuses on executing real estate acquisition opportunities in a wide array of industries.

    He graduated from Barrett, The Honors College at ASU where he studied Marketing. Josh’s current and past professional affiliations include the International Council of Shopping Centers, Economic Club of Phoenix and the Urban Land Institute.

  • James Dufresne
    Board Member

    James currently serves as a Financial Advisor at UBS Financial Services, where he provides wealth management services for high-net-worth individuals and families.

    He currently serves on the Board of Advisors for Bethania Kids Ministries, an orphanage organization in India for destitute and disabled children. In the Phoenix community, he is actively involved with Rancho Feliz Charities, St. Vincent de Paul, The Ryan House and The Camelback Society.

    James attended ASU and is currently enrolled at Harvard University, Extension School. He resides in Phoenix, Arizona, with his wife Jillian and son Vincent.

Board of Directors

I hit my low point during the summer before I went to college, when I was hospitalized for self-harm and suicidal tendencies. As I started my freshman year, I felt completely overwhelmed by the mixture of a new environment and my still-ongoing recovery. However, instead of trying to hide my depression, I told my friends about it. To my surprise, they were extremely supportive. When I had crying spells or self-harm relapses, they didn't distance themselves, but rather asked how they could help.

- Samantha, Active Minds Univ. of Massachussets Member