Anne Devereux-Mills

2015 Speaker

ANNE DEVEREUX-MILLS is the of chief strategy officer of Lantern, a San Francisco-based start-up that is using technology to bring mental wellness programs to people otherwise underserved due to challenges of stigma, access and cost. She also founded Parlay House in 2012, a salon-style gathering of over 500 Bay-area women who come together to connect, learn and inspire. In 2013, she joined the board of BeyondZ, an off-shoot of Teach for America which focuses on identifying and empowering our nation’s high-performing yet underserved youth. An activist on issues related to social justice, Devereux-Mills was a key member of the team that helped pass California’s Proposition 36, which brought fair sentencing to thousands of non-violent inmates as part of California’s Three Strikes reform. She also helped found the iHUG Foundation, a not-for-profit school in Uganda supporting some of that nation’s most needy children. She is part of the Stanford University community, serving as the executive director of the Healthy Body Image Programs. Before taking on these more philanthropic ventures, Devereux-Mills was a single mom raising two daughters in the New York area, with a career in the healthcare marketing. Specifically, she was the chairman and CEO of LLNS and TBWAWorldHealth (and their worldwide marketing network) after her successful roles as chief integration officer at BBDO and managing director of their highly successful healthcare unit. She also served as CEO of Consumer Healthworks, a division of Merkley and Partners, as well as president of Harrison & Star. She is a board director of Marchex and National Home Health Care Corp. She is a 2003 Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. Devereux-Mills is a Wellesley College graduate.

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