Our Board

Choice is an Illusion has three Board Members: Margaret Dore, Charles Bentz, MD and Kate Kelly:

Margaret K. Dore, Esq., 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.org 

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.

Paula M. Swaim

Paula Swaim worked for over 30 years as a medical transcriptionist in California. She is a board member for the Agency on Aging, for Flathead County, Montana.

She is active in various charities, including Community Kitchen Feed the Flathead, as well as Project Linus, which provides homemade crocheted or knitted blankets to hospitalized children.

She enjoys learning new languages and is self taught in Spanish, German, Indonesian/Malay and Esperanto.