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Board of Directors

The PDAN Board of Directors is comprised of committed individuals who donate their time and work to help all people who have been impacted by personality disorders. The PDAN Board of Directors consists of:

  • Frederic Bien, President

Frederic Bien is president of Personality Disorder Awareness Network (PDAN) since August 2012. He is based in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

In 2011-2012, he served as Director of Development and was on the Board of National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder (NEA.BPD) where he focused on sponsorship relations and co-organized a conference on Borderline Personality Disorder: A Family Perspective at the Carter Center in November 2011. He organized a training for family law professionals with Bill Eddy from the High Conflict Institute in Atlanta in April 2010.

His previous volunteer work includes Sponsorship Chair, Atlanta Interactive Marketing Association (2008-2010) and CTO, MIT Enterprise Forum of Atlanta (2005-2007) for which he was awarded MIT Volunteer Honor Roll in 2006.

Dr. Bien is CEO, Ad Buying Network, a media buying agency founded in Atlanta GA (2006). He was co- founder and president, BLiNQ Media, a social media advertising company (2008-2010), sold to Gannett Group (USA Today) in 2012. Dr. Bien was senior vice president advanced media technology, Turner Broadcasting (2001-2005) and Chair of Time Warner Media Asset Management Committee. In 1999-2000, Dr. Bien was CTO, Bigstar Entertainment, a publicly-traded online movie store based in New York. Previously, he founded Bien Logic, an interactive ad agency and internet software company in San Diego CA (1993); sold to Netrics and SiteLab in 1997.

A perennial advocate of mental health and education, Dr. Bien was Associate Professor Mathematics University of California San Diego (1992-96); Assistant Professor Mathematics Princeton (1986-92). He published a mathematics research book and 14 papers in scientific journals. He was awarded a Ph.D. Mathematics from MIT, 1986, and BA Mathematics from Brussels Free University, Belgium, 1983.

  • Daniel Mattila, Director

Daniel Mattila, M.Div., LCSW, has been practicing cognitive and schema therapy for over sixteen years with offices in both Manhattan and Westport, CT.  He has worked extensively in the areas of borderline personality disorder, couples, OCD, and depression.

Originally from Minnesota, Daniel graduated from Hamline University (B.A) in St. Paul and has graduate degrees from Yale University (M.Div.) and the University of Connecticut (MSW). Daniel is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW). In addition, he completed a clinical pastoral education residency through Yale-New Haven Hospital.  Daniel’s mentor was Dr. Jeffrey Young, one of the world’s leading authorities on cognitive therapy and the founder of schema therapy.

Daniel is a Founding Fellow in the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, a worldwide credentialing organization headed by Aaron Beck, the founder of Cognitive Therapy. Daniel is a certified schema therapist in the International Society for Schema Therapy. Daniel works in private practice in New York City and Connecticut. See additional information at


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