Our Board

"Choice" is an Illusion welcomes everyone who is against assisted suicide and/or euthanasia regardless of your views on other issues.  

We have three Board Members: Margaret Dore, Charles Bentz, MD and Kate Kelly. 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.  For more information,   see www.margaretdore.com 

To view Ms. Dore's successful debate against Wanda Morris, head of Dying with Dignity, Canada, click here  and here.  To view a flyer for the debate, click here.  To read an article about a prior debate, click here

Ms. Dore's publications include:
                                                                            


Dr. Charles J. Bentz, MD, FACP

Dr. Charles Bentz is general internist in Portland, Oregon, and a Fellow in the American College of Physicians. 

He currently serves as a primary care provider at Fanno Creek Clinic and the Medical Director of the School of Physician Assistant Studies in the College of Health Professions at Pacific University. 

He also serves as Medical Director of Legacy Health System’s Tobacco Cessation and Prevention Program.

Dr. Bentz was unable to save a patient from assisted suicide in Oregon.  His story “Oregon doctor could not save patient from assisted suicide” appears on Montanans Against Assisted Suicide’s web site.



Kate Kelly, B.Ed, B.A.


Kate Kelly grew up in Halifax Nova Scotia, Canada. She is the daughter of self-educated working-class parents, who instilled in her a love of books, music, nature, old movies, and compassion for "the average Joe" and all vulnerable creatures. 

She dropped out of high-school, becoming well-acquainted with minimum-wage jobs. She eventually attended university as a mature student, graduating with a B.Ed. in English and a B.A. in Drama.  

She has been a travel  agent, salesclerk, child care worker, actress, cab driver, art model, gas jockey, reporter, cleaning woman, teacher, jazz singer and office clerk. She has lived and worked in 6 Canadian provinces and 1 territory, and travels extensively. Kate is passionate about seniors' rights, rescuing dogs, and singing. She hopes to live to at least 100, and die without being "pushed along."  

Kate's publications include "Mild Stroke Led to Mother's Forced Starvation."