The Healthcare Advisory Council is a group of prominent professionals covering an interdisciplinary spectrum of the healthcare community from across the country. As Compassion & Choices aims to further develop messaging, create products and programs and offer resources and tools to further credibility within the clinical community, the counsel and perspectives of the collective Healthcare Advisory Council will prove to be invaluable in the end-of-life care space.

The core work of the Healthcare Advisory Council includes, but is not be limited to, the following:

  • Review and critique messaging, content and communications designed for dissemination to the healthcare community.
  • Offer counsel to the organization on the development of policy, programs, tools, and resources, as applicable.
  • Write letters to editors, compose opinion pieces, participate in media interviews, offer legislative testimony and serve as guest speakers and/or panelists at national or community events, as applicable.
  • Disclose any conflicts or concerns.

Council Staff Liaison:
Robert Drake, MDiv, MSci, Medical Outreach Manager

Chandana Banerjee, MD, MPA

Palliative Care, City of Hope Medical Center

Dianna Black, Registered Pharmacist, IL

University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital Pharmacy

Venerable Zhiyun Cai, PhD, BCC

Palliative Care Chaplain, Stanford University Hospital

Debra Dunn, MSN, MBA, RN

Healing the Children, NJ

Curt Eschels, MAc, MST

Retired Acupuncturist, Olympia, WA

Angela Forcucci, Pharm D

Advance Care Pharmacy, Escondido, CA

Michael D. Fratkin, MD, FAAHPM

ResolutionCare Network/ResolutionCare Institute, California

Al Giwa, LLB, MD, MBA, MBE

Department of Emergency Medicine Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Nate Hinerman, PhD, MFT

University of San Francisco, Golden Gate University, San Francisco End of Life Network

Jiewen (Janice) Huang, MSW, ASW, Ed.D.

National Association of Social Workers, Asian Pacific Islanders Social Work Council

Eunju Lee, LCSW, MA, MS

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Betty Lim, MD

Geriatrics and Palliative Care

Stephanie Marquet, MD

Kaiser Permanente East Bay

Csaba Mera, MD

Mera Consulting, LLC

Karen Morin, RN

Retired Oncology and Hospice RN

Evan Pulvers, MD

Contra Costa Regional Medical Center

Sylvia Romm, MD, MPH

Atlantic Health Care System

Mitsuo Tomita, MD

UCSD School of Medicine

Yelena Zatulovsky, LCAT, LPMT, MA, MT-BC, CCLS, HPMT

Seasons Healthcare Management, Inc.