Trish Bernstein joined Compassion & Choices in 2013. She began as the director of family and client services and was soon promoted to chief operating officer. Trish oversees human resources, information technology, the End of Life Consultation department, facility management and the administrative functions of Compassion & Choices’ board of directors.
Trish came to Compassion & Choices with almost two decades of experience running the operations of both national and nonprofit hospice and palliative care organizations. In addition to that work, she has held regional positions with a nursing home chain, Alzheimer’s care provider and pharmaceutical company. She also designed and taught medical programs at a technical institute in Michigan for 10 years.
Trish’s interest in the medical field began in Canada, where she was born and raised. She has a degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and lived with her husband and son in the Washington, D.C. area for nearly 20 years before moving to Portland, Oregon in 2013. She is dedicated to ensuring the highest quality of end-of-life care and support for patients and their families.