Annie Stephenson, Cancer Treatment Centers of America

NFWL Board of Directors

Annie Stephenson 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 her beloved grandmother from cancer in 1982.

Guided by the principle of driving value through innovation, Ms. Stephenson 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. Stephenson has consistently demonstrated the ability to take an idea, flesh it out, and develop it into a workable solution.

Outside of CTCA, Ms. Stephenson has served as president, director, co-chair, and volunteer for a number of non-profit and for-profit healthcare organizations and continues to be an active philanthropist. As a volunteer leader for Gateway for Cancer Research, an international not-for-profit organization, celebrated for its support of pioneering cancer research, she helped raise more than $2 million over 10 years.

Having earned her MBA in Entrepreneurship from Babson College, one of the premiere programs for entrepreneurs in the country, Ms. Stephenson has also applied her entrepreneurial skills in private industry as both a consultant and business owner. 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.

A resident of Lookout Mountain, Georgia, Ms. Stephenson resides with her two sons, ages 13 and 8. She balances her active work and volunteer schedules with a variety of activities, including horseback riding, skiing, and scuba diving.