Annie Stephenson Hostetler, Cancer Treatment Centers of America
NFWL Board of Directors
Annie Stephenson Hostetler is Chair-Elect of Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) and daughter of CTCA® founder and Chairman Richard J Stephenson. She joined the Board of Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) in 2006. As a second generation member of CTCA’s founding family, her passion for revolutionizing cancer care, as embodied in the Center’s Mother Standard® of Care, was inspired by the death of Mary Brown Stephenson, her beloved grandmother, from cancer in 1982. The Mother Standard® asks, “If your mother or someone you loved had cancer, how would you want them cared for?” This unapologetic focus on doing everything humanly and scientifically possible to help each cancer patient achieve his or her life and health goals motivated Hostetler to pursue a career in entrepreneurship and innovation.
Guided by the principle of driving value through innovation, Ms. Hostetler has been highly influential in fostering entrepreneurship throughout the organization. Her contributions have been instrumental to CTCA’s ongoing commitment to developing breakthrough methodologies that challenge conventional medical wisdom and empower clinicians to take an aggressive, individualized approach to cancer treatment, not found in other institutions. In addition to serving on the Eastern, Southeastern, and National Boards, she also plays an active leadership role on the Finance, Growth, Talent, and Compensation committees. She also works in close collaboration with the New Business Development Department. Ms. Hostetler has consistently demonstrated the ability to take an idea, flesh it out, and develop it into a workable solution.
Hostetler earned her undergraduate degree from DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind., and her MBA in Entrepreneurship from Babson College in Wellesley, Mass, which is one of the premiere programs for entrepreneurs in the country. Her accomplishments as a business owner and consultant are based on translating customer needs into specific solutions executed with clear metrics and processes. She has built and managed several successful businesses, including a charter yacht management firm, an equestrian breeding farm, which became the #1 breeder of its kind in the nation, and a real estate investment company, where she has served as President for the past 16 years. As a consultant, she has helped several start-up companies expand and grow. These include Fidelity Capital Technology, International Capital Investment Company, Barrington Saddlery, and C.A.S.J. Marine Corporation. Hostetler serves on the Board of Trustees for the National Foundation for Women Legislators; The American Heart Association’s Circle of Red Executive Leadership Committee; St. Nicholas School, a private Episcopal school; and Assistance in Healthcare, providing non-medical financial support for cancer patients.
A resident of Lookout Mountain, Georgia, Ms. Hostetler resides with her two sons, ages 11 and 6. She balances her active work and volunteer schedules with a variety of activities, including horseback riding, skiing, and scuba diving.