About Anne Devereux-Mills:

Having had a successful career as the Chairman and CEO of a number of Advertising Agencies in New York, Anne Devereux-Mills is the Founder of Parlay House, a salon-style gathering of over 900 San Francisco Bay-area women who come together monthly to pull each other forward through a combination of shared experiences, meaningful content and peer-to-peer connections. She is also the of Chief Strategy Officer of Lantern, a San Francisco-based start-up that is using technology to bring mental health programs to people otherwise underserved due to challenges of stigma, access and cost.

In 2015 Anne became a mentor for SHE-CAN, and organization supporting and grooming the next generation of female world leaders coming from post-genocide countries. An activist on issues related to social justice, Anne 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. Following that victory, she was the Executive Director for the award winning documentary film entitled, The Return.

Anne supported Stanford University by serving as the Executive Director of Healthy Body Image Programs, which then grew into the company now called Lantern. Before taking on these roles in more philanthropic ventures, Anne was a single mom raising two daughters in the New York area, with a significant career that specialized in the healthcare marketing. Specifically, she was the Chairman and CEO of LLNS and TBWA/WorldHealth (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 currently Chairman of the Board of Marchex, a public company in the mobile technology space, just completed a successful sale of a home healthcare company as a board member, and was a founding board member of of Braven, a non-profit organization which focuses on identifying and empowering our nation’s high-performing yet underserved youth. Anne also helped launch the iHUG Foundation, a not-for-profit school in Uganda supporting some of that nation's most needy children. She continues to participate in many activities that mentor and nurture underserved women.

In her spare time, Anne can be found writing a book, working out in a pilates studio, skimming waves on a paddle board, sitting at the kitchen counter making jewelry or traveling the world. Anne is a Wellesley College graduate, a 2003 Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.

To RSVP for our event with Anne Devereux-Mills on February 27th, please reserve a ticket here:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/grapevine-anne-devereux-mills-tickets-31764040099