Samantha Trad

National Director of Care Advocacy

Samantha Trad is the National Director of Advocacy for Compassion and Choices, the nation’s oldest, largest and most active non-profit organization dedicated to empowering everyone to chart their own end-of-life journey. In this role, Samantha passionately works hard to expand patient-centered and patient-directed end-of-life care across the country, which includes making sure people have the tools they need to plan for a possible dementia diagnosis and other serious illness. She is also an expert on implementing medical aid in dying laws and leads education and outreach efforts to eliminate barriers for eligible patients who want the option of medical aid in dying. Previously, Samantha led Compassion & Choices and Compassion & Choices Action Network work in California and Hawai’i.

Before working at Compassion & Choices, she taught American Politics at the University of Redlands and was the Executive Director of the Arizona Advocacy Network. Samantha has a Bachelor’s of Art in Political Science from the University of Redlands and Master’s of Art in International Economic and Political Studies from Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. Samantha is also a Rotarian and member of the Redlands Sunrise Rotary Club. In her free time, Samantha loves spending time with her family, running, hiking, and is an all-around outdoorsy-lover. She is based near Los Angeles, California.
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8156 S Wadsworth Blvd #E-162
Littleton, CO 80128

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