We have three Board Members: Margaret Dore, Alex Schadenberg and William Reichel, MD. See below for more information:
Margaret K. Dore, J.D., M.B.A.
Margaret Dore is President, Treasurer and Chairman of the Board. She is also an attorney licensed to practice in Washington State, USA. She is a former Chair of the Elder Law Committee of the American Bar Association Family Law Section. She is a former Law Clerk to the Washington State Supreme Court, serving under then Chief Justice Vernon Pearson. Her publications include:
- Margaret K. Dore, Aid in Dying: Not Legal in Idaho; Not About Choice, The Advocate, official publication of the Idaho State Bar, Vol. 53, No. 9, pages 18-20, September 2010.
- Margaret Dore, 'Death with Dignity': A Recipe for Elder Abuse and Homicide (Albeit not by Name), Marquette Elder's Advisor, Vol. 11, No. 2, Spring 2010.
- Margaret K. Dore, "Death with Dignity: What Do We Advise Our Clients?," King County Bar Bulletin, May 2009.
Alex Schadenberg is a Board Member and Secretary. He is also the founder and Executive Director of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition and the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition International, based in London Ontario, Canada. Established in 1999, these organizations seek to build a well-informed, broadly based membership to establish an effective social barrier to euthanasia and assisted suicide. Mr. Schadenberg and the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition were instrumental in defeating Bill C-384, which had sought to legalize euthanasia and assisted suicide throughout Canada. The vote in the Canadian Parliament in April 2010 was 228 to 59. Mr. Schadenberg is a frequent speaker and is often quoted in the media. To visit his blog, click here
William Reichel, M.D.
William Reichel, M.D. is a Board member and an Affiliated Scholar with the Center for Clinical Bioethics, Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Reichel received his M.D. from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1961. His residency in Internal Medicine was at Stanford Medical Center. He provided leadership in Geriatrics, serving 13 years on the Board of Directors of the American Geriatrics Society, including serving as its President. The 6th Edition of a Cambridge University Press text, "Reichel's Care of the Elderly: Clinical Aspects of Aging," was released in February 2009.
In his practice, Dr. Reichel saw the many ethical dilemmas that occur in patient care. He thus pursued a study of ethics, at first at Georgetown in 1984, and then as a Visiting Scholar in Medical Ethics at Harvard Divinity School, 1988-1990. At Harvard Divinity School, he concentrated on euthanasia, both in Germany before and during World War II, and in the Netherlands, publishing on assisted suicide and euthanasia. In 1998, Dr. Reichel was appointed to the Center for Clinical Bioethics at Georgetown where he continued his scholarly work that included the study of assisted suicide and euthanasia. Now retired from practice, Dr. Reichel continues to participate in the public debate against legalization of assisted suicide and euthanasia. His commentaries in letters to the editor have been published throughout the United States, in Canada, the UK and New Zealand. For example, click here.