NYNA GILES is the co-author of the mother-daughter memoir, The Bridesmaid’s Daughter published by St. Martin’s Press in 2018. In her book, she opens up about her life as the youngest daughter of Carolyn Scott Reybold, a Ford model best known as one of Grace Kelly’s bridesmaids, whose life was derailed by untreated mental illness. She has since traveled the globe to share her story, revealing the challenges brought on by her mother’s untreated mental illness and her own lost childhood and education. Having had a successful, 20-year career in advertising, digital marketing and sales, Nyna now serves as Chief Operating Officer for Giles Communications, a leading public relations company. She also is a tireless advocate for the mentally ill, having served as a vice president on the board of The Association for Mentally Ill Children of Westchester, Inc. for 10 years. In the spring of 2015, Nyna and her husband, Peter, co-chaired The Mental Health Association of Westchester County’s “Mental Health of Westchester 5KRun/Walk – MHA on the Move” event. Nyna recently joined the NAMI NY State Legislative Committee. Nyna lives in Westchester County, New York and has three grown children and three stepchildren.