2018 – 2019

Janis Landis
    Media Contact & Temporary Secretary
    New York, NY
    Joined Network Board 2011
    Retired Executive, 
    U.S. Department of Treasury

Judy Snyderman, M.B.A.
    Madison, WI
    Joined Network Board 2008
    Exit Guide
    Past-President Cincinnati Chapter of
         End of Life Choices (Compassion
         & Choices)
    Involved with critical care medical 
         instrumentation for over 20 years

​Rev. Kevin T. Bradley, M.Div.
   Joined Board 2016
   Sioux Falls, SD
   Certified stress management counselor 
      and spiritual intelligence coach
   Co-founder, Interfaith Clergy for End-of-
      Life Options

Ronald Liesemer, Ph.D.
   Joined FEN Board 2018
   Cleveland, OH
   Management DuPont and 
   VP American Plastics Council
   Secretary of Board, National Capital Area
       Compassion & Choices 2009-2011
   Exit Guide

Cameron Linen, M.T.S., M.S., LPastC-C
   Joined Board 2015
​   Portland, ME

Brian Ruder, M.S. Mathematics 
    Portland, Oregon
    Senior Management Consultant SRI         International
    Senior Vice President Visa International
    Professor MBA Capstone at Portland         State University
    Senior Guide and Board Member 2017

Martin Seidenfeld, Ph.D.
    Boise, ID
    Joined Board 2014
    Psychologist, independent practice
    Retired university professor
    Exit Guide

Tom Tuxill, M.D.
    Bellingham, WA
    Joined Network Board 2011
    Senior Exit Guide and Medical 
         Committee member
    Retired Ophthalmologist

Gary Wederspahn, M.A.
    St. Paul, MN
    Outreach Facilitator
    South St. Paul, MN
    Joined Network Board 2015
    Retired Peace Corps Director; 
        international business consultant, 
        speaker, writer

Mary C. Ewert, MSc, PhD
   Crystal Lake, IL
   Retired association manager (American Bar    
      Assn., American Osteopathic Assn.)
   Right to Die and Abortion Rights activist
   VP McHenry County (IL) Citizens for Choice
   Former VP, Final Options Illinois

2018 – 2019

Derek Humphry
    Junction City, OR
    Founding Network Board Member
    Founder, The Hemlock Society USA in 
         1980, executive director for 12 years
    Author of 13 books; 4 of which relate to the 
         right to die
    Founder, ERGO (Euthanasia Research 
         and Guidance Organization)
    Member, NuTech research organization

Linda J. Banez
    LaMirada, CA
    Retired from corporate career with 
         Interstate Brands Corp.
    Fervent advocate for the dying with 
         dignity movement
    Joined Network Board 2012

Ruth von Fuchs, M.A.
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Founding Network Board Member
    President, Right to Die Society of Canada
    Member of Network Training Faculty
    Board Member, ERGO (Euthanasia and 
         Research Guidance)

Faye Girsh, Ed.D., Sr. Advisor
    LaJolla, CA
    Founding Network Board Member
    Exit Guide and Network spokesperson
    Board member/editor, World Federation of 
         Right to Die Societies
    Former President of the Hemlock Society 

Richard MacDonald, M.D.
    – Senior Medical Advisor
    Chico, CA
    Senior Exit Guide and Member of our 
         Training Faculty
    Frequent speaker for the Network
    Hemlock/Caring Friends Medical Director 
    President, World Federation of Right to Die 
         Societies 2000-2002
    General Practice in Calgary, Alberta and in 
         California from 1953 to 2009

Lee Vizer, M.A.
  Wynnewood, PA
  Member Hemlock Society & Member 
  of FEN since its inception
  Educator, Counselor for 25 years;  
  Professional writer – weekly column
  Editor Final Exit Network Newsletter 
  since 2010, plus special editions

Wendell Stephenson, Ph.D.
   Fresno, CA
   Joined Network Board 2010
   Exit Guide, Past-President End of
       Life Choices, Fresno County
   Philosophy Instructor, Fresno City 
   College-level philosophy instructor 
       for over 35 years
(as of 10/2018)

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Our unpaid leaders go far beyond the call of duty. They give of their time and their hearts, selflessly, to further the cause of a death with dignity for everyone. Our objective of a peaceful, dignified death for those with devastating illnesses may be in the future, but in the meantime our dedicated volunteers support our effort to provide comfort for those who are experiencing intolerable pain and suffering.
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John Abraham, M.Div.
Tucson, AZ

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Kerry Corthell

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Eleanor Aronstein, Schenectady, NY

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Peter Vennewitz, Portland OR

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Patricia Latham, Medford, OR
Dee Evers, Jacksonville, OR

Jay Niver  
  Pittsboro, NC
  Joined FEN in 2018
  Retired journalist, educator, PR consultant