University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Hospital Ethics Committee, April 2015 –
Minnesota Medical Association, Minneapolis, MN
Co-chair, POLST Task Force, April 2014 –
POLST Task Force, February 2012 –
POLST Legislative Working Group
Drafted best practices guidance for state legislatures, 2013 - 2014
University of Minnesota & AHRQ, Decision Aids for Advanced Care Planning Technical Brief
Key Informant, 2013
Second Harvest Heartland / Target Meals for Minds, Minneapolis, MN
Volunteer, elementary school grocery distributions, 2012 –
Compassion & Choices, Denver, CO
Advocacy Advisory Committee, September 2011 –
Clinical Practice Guidelines Committee, June 2012 –
Delaware MOLST Task Force, Wilmington, DE
Legal Representative, March 2009 – December 2011
Regulations Drafting Subcommittee, May 2010 – August 2011
Christiana Care Health System, Wilmington, DE
Institutional Ethics Committee, January 2009 – December 2011
Futility Task Force, January 2009 – August 2009
National Healthcare Decisions Day, Saint Paul, MN
State Planning Committee, 2012
Coordinated event planning with Hamline and William Mitchell law students, 2013-2014
National Healthcare Decisions Day, Wilmington, DE
Delaware State Liaison, 2009, 2010, 2011
Planning committee for two-day event at CCHS (2011)
Organized a multi-disciplinary consumer education forum (Apr. 16, 2009).
Developed DelawareDecisions.org (with Delaware Academy of Medicine)
Drafted Del. Sen. Res. 9, 145th Gen. Assembly (Apr. 9, 2009).
Presented Advance Care Planning in Delaware, New Castle County Brandywine Hundred Library (April 16, 2008).
Presented Advance Directives: Legal Liability and the Good Faith Standard, Christiana Care Health System, Newark, Delaware (April 15, 2011).
Delaware End-of-Life Coalition, Dover, DE
Public Policy Committee, May 2008 – May 2009
Chair, Public Policy Committee, May 2009 – December 2011
Board Member, May 2009 – December 2011
Caring Advocates, San Diego, CA
Advisory Board, March 2009 –
Tri-County Regional Ethics Committee, Moorestown, NJ
Medical Ethics Committee, July 2008 – November 2010
NJ OOIE Consortium, December 2008 – November 2010
Regional Medical Center at Memphis, Memphis, TN
Hospital Ethics Committee, February 2006 – February 2008
Subcommittee on Policy Drafting, February 2006 – February 2008
Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center, Memphis, TN
Hospital Ethics Committee, October 2005 – February 2008
Bet Tzedek, Los Angeles, CA
Volunteer Attorney, May 2004 - July 2005
Assisted and advised seniors in drafting advance directives for health care.
HALSA, HIV & AIDS Legal Services Alliance, Los Angeles, CA
Volunteer Attorney, August 2003 - July 2005
Litigated action against the California Department of Health to ensure Medicaid beneficiaries’ access to the only FDA-approved drug for AIDS wasting.
Obtained favorable appellate ruling: Paleski v. State Dept. of Health Services, 144 Cal. App. 4th 713 (2006).
Public Counsel, Los Angeles, CA
Volunteer Attorney, Summer 2003
Represented clients in the adoption of children who had been removed from their natural parents.
Commission on the Future of the Courts, Annapolis, MD
Legal Consultant, Winter 1996
Drafted criteria for the recruitment and selection of Maryland state judges.
Made presentations before the Committee on Selection, Tenure, and Evaluation of Judges at the Maryland Court of Appeals.