Kelly Biren Atterton
Second generation Angeleno, Kelly Atterton, began volunteering as a teenager at MacLaren Hall, a now defunct, temporary housing facility for abused and neglected youth. Taught by her mother the importance of giving back, Kelly participated in a college pilot program at the Department of Children’s Services, working as a liaison between children and their attorneys. It was during her training that she met Dr. Heger, whose passion and devotion greatly influenced her.
After graduation Kelly moved to New York to pursue a career in publishing. She spent two years working for Vanity Fair, while running the weekend playroom program at Memorial Sloan Kettering. A move back to L.A. found her working for Vogue, and then as the West Coast Editor at Allure, where she remained for almost two decades.
Currently, the Beauty Director at C Magazine, Kelly also works as a brand consultant, and is developing her own personal care line for teenagers.
In addition to being politically active, Kelly has been committed to HEART and VIP since the beginning, donating goods, time and resources. Kelly lives in Laurel Canyon with her husband Edward, and their children David, Piper and Rex.