The boards of the newly-founded Academy continue to evolve, section by section.
Please stay tuned for additions and changes.


Board of Directors

Chair: Lonny Shavelson, MD
Berkeley, California
Treasurer: Jeffrey Levine, MD
Newport Coast, California
Secretary: Constance Holden, RN, MSN
Boulder, Colorado
Nursing Coordinator: Thalia DeWolf, RN, CHPN
Berkeley, California
Volunteer Systems Advisor: Chris Fruitrich
End of Life Washington
Lakewood, Washington


Board of Advisors

Hospice and Palliative Care

Patrick MacMillan, MD
UCSF Fresno, California
Lowell Kleinman, MD
John Muir Health, Concord, California
Jessica Safra, MD
Hospice by the Bay, San Francisco
Thalia DeWolf, RN, CHPN
Bay Area End of Life Options, Berkeley, California
Gary Pasternak, MD
Mission Hospice, San Mateo, California
Mark Estes, Hospice Chaplain
Walnut Creek, California
Constance Holden, RN
Boulder, Colorado
Yelena Zatulovsky, LCAT
Seasons Hospice, Rosemont, Illinois
Carl DeMars, MD
Mid-Coast Palliative Care, Maine
Eric Walsh, MD
Emeritus Professor, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland
Diana Barnard, MD
University of Vermont, Porter Medical Center, Middlebury
Hope Wechkin, MD
Evergreen Hospice, Kirkland, Washington
Carolyn DiPalma, RN, MPH, Ph.D., CHPN
Clinical Educator, Evergreen Hospice, Kirkland, Washington
Mark A. Wrona, MD
New England Cancer Specialists, Scarborough, Maine

Nursing

Thalia DeWolf, RN, CHPN
Berkeley, California
Keith Seckel, ADN, RN, CHPN
Timberhill Place Assisted Living, Corvallis, Oregon
Carolyn DiPalma, RN, MPH, Ph.D., CHPN
Clinical Educator, Evergreen Hospice, Kirkland, Washington

Social Workers

Kaye Cantwell, LCSW
Golden, Colorado
Circle of Life Transitions, and
Good Samaritan Medical Center

Aid in Dying Ethics Consultation Service

Constance Holden, RN, MSN. Chair. Boulder, Colorado
Jean Abbott, MD, MH. Faculty, Center for Bioethics and Humanities, University of Colorado Health.  
Margaret Pabst Battin, PhD, MFA. Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Adjunct Professor of Internal Medicine, Program in Medical Ethics and Humanities, University of Utah. 
Lynette Cederquist, MD. Clinical Professor, Chair of the Hospital Ethics Committee, University of California, San Diego  
Jeanne Kerwin, DMH, HEC-C, Consultant in Bioethics and Palliative Care. Former Member, New Jersey State Advisory Council on End-of-Life Care. Lords Valley, Pennsylvania.  
Charles Miller, MD. Member, Board of Directors, Hawaii Society of Clinical Oncology.
Deborah North, MD. Former Head of the Hospital Ethics Committee, Attending and Consulting Aid-in-Dying Physician. Mt. Vernon, Washington.  
Thaddeus M. Pope, JD, PhD, HEC-C. Law Professor and Bioethicist, Mitchell Hamline School of Law, Saint Paul, Minnesota.  
Katalin Eve Roth, MD. Member, Hospital Ethics Committees for >30 years. Provider of Medical Aid in Dying. Washington, DC  
Yvette Vieira, MMH, HEC-C. Manager, Palliative Care and Bioethics, Atlantic Health System, New Jersey  

Ethicist 

Ellie Hughes, MD
Palliative Medicine
Good Samaritan Medical Center and Kaiser Supportive Care
Lafayette, Colorado

Pharmacists

Eddie Lau, Pharm. D.
Pacifica, California
Christy Harmon, Pharm D., BCACP
University of Colorado Hospital
Aurora, Colorado

Investigations and Data Collection

Matthew Wynia, MD, MPH, FACP
Director, Center for Bioethics and Humanities 
University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus 
Peter Lyon, MD
Medical Director
End of Life Choices Oregon
Charles Blanke, MD, FACP, FASCO
Professor of Medicine, Knight Cancer Institute
Chair, SWOG Cancer Research Network
Portland, Oregon

State Liaisons

Washington: Hope Wechkin, MD
Evergreen Hospice, Kirkland
Maine: Valerie Lovelace
Maine, Death with Dignity
Vermont: Diana Barnard, MD
The University of Vermont, Porter Medical Center, Middlebury
New Jersey: Robin Plumer, D.O.
Compassionate Endings. Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Hawaii: Charles Miller, MD
Member, Board of Directors, Hawaii Society of Clinical Oncology
California: Monique Schaulis, MD
Emergency and Palliative Medicine,
The Permanente Medical Group, San Francisco
President Elect (2020) San Francisco Marin Medical Society
Oregon: Eric Walsh, MD
Emeritus Professor, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland
Colorado: Skye O’Neil, P.A.
Palliative Care, Denver Health
New Mexico:
Judith Brillman, MD
Emeritus Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
Nancy Abell, MSW End of Life Options New Mexico, Santa Fe


Continuing Medical Education Programs

Evan Pulvers, MD
Flagstaff, Arizona
Eric Walsh, MD
Emeritus Professor, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland
Catherine Sonquist-Forest, MD, MPH
UCSF Natividad Family Medicine Residency, California
Kathryn Shade, MD
Los Gatos, California

Resident Training and Education

Evan Pulvers, MD
Flagstaff, Arizona
Ryan Spielvogel, MD
Sutter Health, Sacramento, California
Patrick MacMillan, MD
UCSF Fresno, California
Jean Abbott, MD, MH
The University of Colorado, Denver
Eric Walsh, MD
Emeritus Professor, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland

Patient Liaisons and Volunteers

Chris Fruitrich
Volunteer Client Advisor, End of Life Washington
Lakewood, Washington

End-of-Life Doulas

Janie Rakow
FareWell Doula, Alpine, New Jersey
Co-founder and Past President, International End-of-Life Doula Association (INELDA)

Chaplains and End-of-Life Spiritual Advisors

Rev Mark Estes
Oakland, CA
Interspiritual Hospice Chaplain, Bridge Hospice

Legal

Thaddeus Pope, JD, Ph.D.
Health Law Institute, Mitchell Hamline School of Law, Saint Paul, Minnesota

Member at Large

Steve Heilig, MPH
San Francisco/Marin Medical Society