MEET THE FOUNDERS
In 2007, the Alessi family established Face Forward in Beverly Hills, CA, to provide pro bono physical and emotional reconstruction for women, children, and men who have been victims of domestic violence, human trafficking, or any cruel and criminal acts. Both Mrs. Alessi and Dr. Alessi have a long history of supporting charitable initiatives, and have served several not-for-profit organizations as both board members and benefactors.
Mrs. Deborah Alessi is a Scottish-born businesswoman who worked at the top of the aviation industry prior to relocating to the United States. She now serves as CEO of Face Forward.
Mrs. Alessi received an advanced degree in business management from Glasgow University before relocating to the Middle East to work for the Royal Family of Bahrain. During her career in private aviation, Mrs. Alessi advanced rapidly through the ranks to manage the family’s fleet of private aircraft. Her experience in the job included extensive travel and exposure to the finest of products, services, and etiquette. To continue to advance her career, Mrs. Alessi moved to the United States to work numerous Fortune 500 companies and private individuals in selecting, purchasing, and managing private aircraft.
In her current role leading Face Forward, Mrs. Alessi draws on her unique ability to mix shrewd business acumen, upper echelon skin care, and global philanthropy. As one journalist put it, “It is rare to find an individual as beautiful on the outside as she is within. Deborah Alessi is that individual, and won’t rest until Face Forward puts the brakes on domestic violence.”
Mrs. Alessi launched Beverly Hills IV Therapy in 2018 as CEO, servicing Los Angeles, Maldives, Abu Dhabi, and more locations opening soon around the world.
DAVID ALESSI, MD
Dr. David Alessi has established a world-class medical practice over the past 23 years. Specializing in both facial plastic reconstructive surgery and head and neck disorders, he is double board-certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic Surgery and The American Board Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery. Extensively published, he is the doctor’s doctor, having given over 200 lectures on sinus surgery, facial rejuvenation, and voice disorders. He spent several years as chief of the division at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and is a clinical assistant professor at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and California State University, Los Angeles.
For many years, he took care of indigent trauma patients when they had no other doctor to turn to for reconstruction. Mrs. Alessi realized that, although these patients could be physically repaired, there was inadequate support system for aftercare. Dr. and Mrs. Alessi founded Face Forward to provide such care to get our survivors back into society as productive individuals.
Dr. Alessi serves as both the Co-Founder of Face Forward and Director of its Physician Advisory Board. He also serves as an active Advisory Member of the Cosmetic & Reconstructive Support Program (CRS™) of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), which was created to connect survivors of domestic violence to medical associations and professionals.