Wendy Mills is a partner at Hacker, Douglas & Company, LLP, a Certified Public Accounting firm specializing in investigative audits in the entertainment industry. She has over 30 years of accounting and finance experience. Wendy is a Certified Public Accountant in the states of California and New York and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the California Society of CPAs.
Wendy has a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting from Boston University and a Master's Degree from California State University, Fullerton in Biocultural Anthropology.
Wendy has always had an avid love for saving animals and protecting the environment. Her previous volunteer experience includes having served as the Volunteer Director of U.S. Business Operations/Advisory Board Member for PASA, the largest association of wildlife sanctuaries in Africa working to care for, rehabilitate, and release apes, monkeys and other wildlife that are victims of illegal hunting and the illicit pet trade. Wendy also served as an Animal Care Volunteer at Friends of Animals, a local no-kill shelter that is now closed but was dedicated to the loving care and placement of homeless dogs and cats. Wendy previously served as a Trustee on the Board of Governors at Pilgrim School, a small urban private school.
“I am honored to join The Gentle Barn’s Board of Directors. Since adopting a vegan lifestyle in 2017 and learning of the remarkable work that Ellie Laks, Jay Weiner, and the staff and volunteers at The Gentle Barn are doing, I have become an ardent supporter. My family loves visiting and sponsoring animals at The Gentle Barn and getting the wonderful monthly updates and pictures. I look forward to utilizing my nonprofit experience and financial skills to assist in areas such as strategic planning, financial analysis, grant acquisition, and helping with fundraising.”