Kat West, Compassion & Choices national director of policy & programs, is an attorney and program director with more than 15 years of policy and program development experience with government and nonprofit organizations. Kat is responsible for developing the organization’s policy and directing the organization’s programs, including the End-of-Life Resource Center which serves as the hub for direct end-of-life consulting service to terminally ill people, and Access Campaigns to implement medical aid-in-dying in authorized states including Oregon, California, Colorado and Hawai’i. She is an expert on medical aid-in-dying policy and implementation. Prior to this position, Kat served as a governmental department director and a federal enforcement attorney.