As an organization operating in multiple states with thousands of active volunteers, Compassion & Choices relies on dedicated leaders and advisors to coordinate its outreach and shape its direction.

Senior Leadership

The senior leadership of Compassion & Choices includes staff with expertise in a range of issues including financial, budget and organizational management, legal advocacy, medicine and health care, communications and marketing, political advocacy, development, compliance, diversity, equity and inclusion and policy and program development.

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Board of Directors

A distinguished Board of Directors brings a broad range of expertise spanning the non-profit, for-profit and academic sectors. Through regular meetings and ongoing discussion, the Board provides strategic counsel and ongoing operational guidance as the movement to empower end of life choices continues to evolve.

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The entire Compassion & Choices community is heartbroken that Jaren Ducker, our board treasurer, died on December 14, 2018.  Read our tribute to her here.

African American Leadership Council

The visibility of end-of life-options among the African American community is historically low. Compassion & Choices’ African American Leadership Council is taking an active role in changing that, by engaging with organizations that speak to and for African Americans, bringing greater diversity to our volunteer base and sharing the experiences of African Americans facing end-of-life issues.

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Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Leadership Council

The AANHPI Leadership Council shares their perspectives, experiences and expertise to help us understand what end-of-life choice means to our communities — for example, changing perceptions of hospice and palliative care — and help us strategize ways to elevate the importance of community and culture at the end of life.

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Latino Leadership Council

The nation’s growing Latino population is underrepresented in the movement to empower end of life choices. The Latino Leadership Council helps Compassion & Choices reach out to Latino leaders and constituents, address language and cultural barriers to understanding, recruit Latino volunteers and storytellers, develop culturally relevant materials and educate the Latino media.

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Healthcare Advisory Council

The Healthcare Advisory Council is a group of prominent professionals covering an interdisciplinary spectrum of the healthcare community from across the country. They offer council and serve as liaisons to their medical community networks on matters related to end-of-life care, including medical aid in dying.

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LGBTQ+ Leadership Council

Compassion & Choices' LGBTQ+ Leadership council is committed to raising awareness around the healthcare disparities and barriers that the LGBTQ+ community faces. We created the LGBTQ+ Leadership Council to build partnerships with LGBTQ+ leaders and organizations to help educate and empower LGBTQ+ Americans to chart their own end-of-life care journey.

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