Kim Callinan is the President and CEO of Compassion & Choices, where she has had a leadership role in realizing patient directed end of life care for the past seven years. She launched the Finish Strong initiative, designed to empower patients to take charge of the final chapter of their lives; played a leadership role in the authorization and implementation of medical aid in dying into six new jurisdictions; and launched an initiative to address the inequities in end of life care and planning for historically underserved communities. Kim is frequently invited to speak at conferences, testify before state legislatures, conduct policy briefings and serve on committees as an expert on end-of-life care options. Read more.
Kiana Cornish, Chief Development Officer
Kiana is the Chief Development Officer at Compassion & Choices. Kiana is responsible for the organizational annual fundraising of $21 million and implements a strategy that encourages continued support of the C&C mission and programs while promoting a culture of gratitude and philanthropy. Read More.
Jessica Empeño, National Director of Clinical Engagement & EducationJessica Empeño is a medical social worker with over 23 years’ experience as a clinician, leader, educator and advocate specializing in end-of-life care, dementia, caregiver support, program development and leadership. Jessica has a Masters of Social Work degree from San Diego State University and certificates in Health Law & Policy, Dementia Positive Approach to Care, Human Services Management and Interdisciplinary Palliative Care.
Mickey MacIntyre, Chief Strategy Officer
Mickey MacIntyre has served Compassion & Choices and the end-of-life choice and care movement since 2005. As a consultant, development director, chief program officer or chief strategy officer, Mickey supported C&C’s trajectory to being the leader in its class as a national policy, advocacy, and education game changer. Read More.