Nena is the Managing Director of Tibet House US and Menla Mountain Retreat. She was a successful fashion model in the 1950s and ’60s before becoming a psychotherapist. She has been married to Robert Thurman for over 40 years, and together they have raised four children, including Tibet House US Executive Director Ganden Thurman and renowned actress Uma Thurman. In 1991 Nena join the board of the newly established Tibet House US, and in 2001 she began working on establishing and developing Menla. Nena oversees the general management of Menla as well as all interior design. She spent six years overseeing all aspects of the design and construction of the Mahasukha Spa.