Board of Directors

Lael Duncan, M.D., Executive Director
Lonny Shavelson, M.D., Board Chair

Board of Directors:

  • Nathan Fairman, MD, MPH, UC Davis Medical Center, Palliative Care, Psychiatry, Bioethics
  • Guy Micco, MD, UCSF/Berkeley Medical School, Palliative Care, Ethics.
  • Neil Wenger, MD, UCLA Palliative Care
  • Bob Brody, MD, UCSF Palliative Care at SFGH
  • Kathy Blanton, RN Sutter, Director, Patient Health Management
  • Michael D. Blanchard, MD, CMO, Sutter Hospice, Northern California
  • Lynnette Cedarquist, MD, UC San Diego Health, Ethics, Primary Care
  • Gary Pasternak, MD, Mission Hospice & Home Care (San Mateo)
  • Constance Holden, RN, MSN, Colorado, The Conversation Project
  • Matt Wynia MD, MPH/MSPH, Univ of Colorado, Center for Bioethics and Humanities
  • Charles D. Blanke, MD, Oregon Health Sciences University, Oncology
  • Ann Gordon, MPH, Kaiser Permanente, Northern California.
  • Stephanie Marquet, MD, Hospice and Palliative Care, East Bay
  • Eddie Lau, Pharm. D.  Pacifica, CA
  • Debi Bach Davin BSN,RN, CHPN. Care at Life’s End, California
  • Heather Wahanik RN – Memorial Hospice, Santa Rosa, CA
  • Thalia DeWolf, RN, CHPCN, Bay Area End of Life Options
  • Monique Schaulis, M.D., MPH,  Kaiser Permanente, San Francisco; President-Elect, San Francisco Marin Medical Society
  • Steve Heilig, Director, Public Health and Education, San Francisco Marin Medical Society

Advisory Council:

  • Barbara Koenig, Ph.D., University of California, San Francisco
  • Theresa Grano, RN, CHPN, Hospice Quality Manager, Sutter Care at Home, Roseville.
  • Anne Hey, RN, Kaiser Permanente Hospice, Oakland
  • Sally Adelus, RN, Hospice Santa Cruz County
  • Julie Freedman, MD  Contra Costa County Hospital
  • Shirley Otis Green, MSW,  EOLOA Education specialist.  Burbank.
  • Linda Spangler, MD Bay Area End of Life Options
  • Bob Uslander, MD, Integrated MD Care, San Diego
  • Gary Johanson, MD   St. Joseph’s Hospice, Santa Rosa
  • Margaret Ervin, MSW Sutter Home and Hospice, Roseville, CA
  • Jeff Levine, MD  Southern California End of Life Options
  • Katherine Nakao, Hospice of Santa Cruz County
  • Ryan Spielvogel, MD  Sutter, Sacramento
  • Anna Mungle, RN.  Sutter Hospice, Albany, CA
  • Kathryn Tucker, JD. Executive Director, End of Life Liberty Project
  • Jan Olmstead, Hospice of Santa Cruz County
  • Kim Carroll, RN – Certified and Palliative Care Nurses Association, Walnut Creek
  • Chloe Martin, Psy.D.  Kentfield, CA.
  • Ellie Hughes, MD, Kaiser, Colorado, Palliative Care; Boulder Community Health Ethics
  • Jean Abbott, MD, University of Colorado (Boulder); Denver Health 
  • Connie Price, MD, Denver Health, Aid in Dying Program
  • Antonio Daniels, MD, Portland, Oregon
  • Peter Lyon, MD  End of Life Choices, Oregon
  • Sue Porter, Founding Executive Director, End of Life Choices, Oregon
  • Carrol Parrot, MD End of Life Washington
  • Robert Wood, MD, FACP End of Life Washington
  • Jeannette Koijane, MPH, Kokua Mau 
  • Aroop Mangalik, MD.  University of New Mexico