The American Clinicians Academy on Medical Aid in Dying wishes to thank the gracious donors who supported the National Clinicians Conference on Medical Aid in Dying. Those conference donations, plus registration fees, exceeded the cost of the conference. The remaining funds provided the startup costs of the Academy. We greatly appreciate continued donations to support the expanding efforts of the Academy. Thank you in advance for your tax-deductible donations, at this link.

Donations to the American Clinicians Academy on Medical Aid in Dying:

Kerstin Doell, in honor of Shirley, Ruth, and Richard Doell: $8,000

Keith Seckel, RN: $50

Robin Plumer, MD. Compassionate Endings, NJ. $200 “As a thank you to encourage others.”

Kerstin Doell: $500 In memory of her sister, Shirley Doell

Barbara Morris, MD: $650 “Thank you for your advocacy, expertise, and support.”

From a supportive family, anonymously: $1,000

Anonymous donor: $100

Stuart Youngner, MD: $1,500

From the loving husband of a patient, $1,000

Faye Girsh, Hemlock Society of San Diego, $350

Derek Humphry, ERGO: $2,000

Bill Friedman, In memory of Elinor Friedman, $250

Eugene and Diane Stein: In memory of Ida Cooper, $100

Anonymous Colorado Donor: $500

Joyce Gunn, in Memory of Richard W. Conn. $50

Shirley Sapena, MSW. $25. “Thank you for your continued commitment to offering this support.”

Bob and Fietje Ralston. $500

Kari Alice Lynn: $100

Alan Lippman, MD. New Jersey: $50

From a grateful patient, anonymously: $1,000

Catherine Forest, MD: $100

Tonia Hsieh: $100 “Your work is critical. We must shift to respect and honor individual’s right to choose — how to live and how to die.”

Nancy Williford, LCSW: $100, in appreciation of the Academy’s Continuing Education System

Kris Kington-Barker, End-of-Life Doula and volunteer for Hospice of San Luis Obispo County: $100

Glendon Geikie, MSW: $50

Anonymous from a pharmacist: $250

Mary Ganapol, Arizona End of Life Options. In memory of Michael ‘Fletch’ Fletcher: $100

Jessica Kaan, MD, Oregon and Washington: $550

Holly Strelzik, End-of-Life Doula, New Jersey: $250

Susan Powell, MD, “In memory of my father, Sheldon Lisker, MD”: $250

Johanna Koch, MD, Family Medicine and Palliative Care: $500

Edward Lorah, LICSW. Edmonds, Washington. $100. “Thank you for making the continuing education available. Great info!”

Kristine Sachara, MSN, RN, End of Life Doula. Oregon. $250

Anonymous from the sister-in-law of a patient: $500

Anonymous donation from a grateful patient: $5,000

Nancy Abell, MSW. End of Life Choices New Mexico: $100

Frederica Frost, Massachusetts: $25

Catherine Wallace, Florida: $500, “As a thank you to encourage others.”

Frances Lo. In memory of Wendy Yan. $500

Daniel Heagerty, California: $250

Bobbie Steinhart, California, $100, “In memory of Larry Steinhart.”

Susan Moss, California, $1,000, in memory of her husband, Robert W. Moss

William Southworth, MD. Oregon. $100

Julie Hertl, MSW, Washington. $50 “In honor of everyone who made this possible.”

Adrienne Dare. $50. “In memory of my mother, Louise Hall, who used Oregon’s Death with Dignity Act in 2002”

Rita Trumbo. California. $50

Jeanne Kerwin, DMH, HEC-C, consultant in bioethics and palliative care. $50. “In memory of my parents, Adele and Leslie Ruppert”

Deborah North, MD. Washington. $100

Lindsay Boothby, MD. California. $500

Heather Wahanik, RN. California. $100

Lynn Loar, LCSW. California. $100

Charles Miller, MD. Hawaii. $500

Eddie Lau, Pharm. D. California. $500

Phyllis Bergman, New Mexico. $100 “In memory of Vicki Bergman Marks”

Karen Morin, RN, OCN, California, L.A. Patient Advocates. $500

Compassionate Endings, New Jersey. $100

Martha Turner, California. In Honer of Full Circle Living and Dying. $25

Andrew Holland, RN. California. $50

Charles Hamlin, MD. Colorado. $500

Monique Schaulis, MD. $500 “In memory of Dee Standley.”

Kathleen Garrison, California. $500 “In memory of Janet Garrison.”

Barak Wolff, MD. New Mexico. $100

Thomas Strouse, MD. California. $100

Laura Hughes, MD. Colorado. $100

Karen Murray, End of Life Doula, California, $50 “In memory of Bill Young.”

James Greenberg, MD. California. $50

Nick Gideonse, MD. Oregon. $100

Constance Holden, RN, MSN. Colorado. $500

Laurie Strasburger, P.A., Colorado. $100 “In memory of Cece Yeakel.”

Sally Sample, MD. California. $500

Mark Unverzagt, MD. New Mexico. $100

Janelle Jones, Pharm. D. California. $100

Paul Kaplan, MD. Oregon. $500

Susan Robfogel, New York, $150.

Barbara Morris, MD. Colorado. $250 “In memory of Neil Mahoney.”

Nancy Finkle, End of Life Doula, California. $50

Brian Goodyear, Ph. D., Clinical Psychology, Hawaii. $100

Carl DeMars, MD. Maine. $200

Konrad Fondrie, New York, $50 “In memory of Stu Fondrie.”

Diana Barnared, MD, Vermont. $100

Mindy Cooper, MD. Colorado. $500

Mercedes Laurencin, MD. California. $500

Catherine Forest, MD, California. $100

Robert Liner, MD, California. $500

Peter and Bonnie Reagan. Oregon. $500 “In memory of Lillian.”

Deann Del Rio, RN. California. $25

Kim Mooney. Thanatologist. Colorado. $100 “In memory of Marilyn Zurek.”

Nathan Fairman, MD. California. $200

Nehal Patel, MD. California. $100

Robin Plumer, MD. New Jersey. “In memory of Ellen Knapp.” $40

Robert Ley, MD. California. $500

Anonymous Donor via Impact Assets. $2,500

Judith Brillman, MD. New Mexico. $1,000


Donations to the
National Clinicians Conference on Medical Aid in Dying
February 14/15, 2020 at U.C. Berkeley

Deborah Gatzek Kratter: $25,000

Anonymous donation from a patient’s family: $25,000

Anonymous donation from a patient’s daughter: $5,000

WISPS Family Trust: $10,000

Susan Gardner, M.D. $500

Jeff Levine and Lesley MacArthur Family Trust Charitable Fund: $5,000

Friends of Dr. Jeffrey Levine: $4,350

In loving memory of Marilyn Hanf Buckley, “Who believed one has the right to choose dignity and quality of life by supporting life-ending options.” $500

Anonymous donation from a patient’s daughter: $100

Victoria Sievers, In Memory of Sue Brown: $2,000

Gina Bonanno: $2,500

Melinda Dart, in loving memory of her father, David Dart: $500

Anonymous donation from a patient’s wife: $1,000

From the family of Catherine DiMiceli, in loving memory of their beloved mother, wife and best friend: $1,000

Shannon McCarthy and William Wiley: $200

Anonymous donation from a patient’s friend: $100

Anonymously from a grateful patient’s family: $1,000

Kathie Campbell in memory of Her Hero, Her Husband, Rick Ingrassia $500

Anonymous donation from a patient’s daughter: $2,000 

Heidi Knoop, in honor of her aunt Dr. Helme Avery: $1,000

Anonymous donation: $100

Anonymous donation: $100