BOARD OF DIRECTORS
2017 – 2018

PRESIDENT
Janis Landis
    Media Contact & Temporary Secretary
    New York, NY
    Joined Network Board 2011
    Retired Executive, 
    U.S. Department of Treasury

TREASURER
Judy Snyderman, M.B.A.
    Mason, OH
    Joined Network Board 2008
    Exit Guide
    Past-President Cincinnati Chapter of
         End of Life Choices (Compassion
         & Choices)
    Involved with critical care medical 
         instrumentation for over 20 years

​Rev. Kevin T. Bradley, D.Min.
   Joined Board 2016
   St. Paul, MN

Huck DeVenzio
   Smyrna, GA
   Newsletter editor
   Joined Hemlock Society in 1990; FEN        Marketing Committee 2012
   Retired manager of marketing 
       communications

Cameron Linen, M.T.S., M.S., LPastC-C
   Joined Board 2015
​   Portland, ME

Brian Ruder M.S. Mathematics 
    Portland, Oregon
    Senior Management Consultant SRI         International
    Senior Vice President Visa International
    Professor MBA Capstone at Portland         State University
    Senior Guide and Board Member 2017

Martin Seidenfeld, Ph.D.
    Boise, ID
    Joined Board 2014
    Psychologist, independent practice
    Retired university professor
    Exit Guide

Tom Tuxill, M.D.
    Bellingham, WA
    Joined Network Board 2011
    Senior Exit Guide and Medical 
         Committee member
    Retired Ophthalmologist

Gary Wederspahn, M.A.
    St. Paul, MN
    Outreach Facilitator
    South St. Paul, MN
    Joined Network Board 2015
    Retired Peace Corps Director; 
        international business consultant, 
        speaker, writer


PRESIDENT EMERITUS
Wendell Stephenson, Ph.D.
      Fresno, CA
      Joined Network Board 2010
      Exit Guide, Past-President End of
            Life Choices, Fresno County
      Philosophy Instructor, Fresno City 
            College
      College-level philosophy instructor 
            for over 35 years







ADVISORY BOARD
2017 – 2018

CHAIR
Derek Humphry
    Junction City, OR
    Founding Network Board Member
    Founder, The Hemlock Society USA in 
         1980, executive director for 12 years
    Author of 13 books; 4 of which relate to the 
         right to die
    Founder, ERGO (Euthanasia Research 
         and Guidance Organization)
    Member, NuTech research organization

Linda J. Banez
    LaMirada, CA
    Retired from corporate career with 
         Interstate Brands Corp.
    Fervent advocate for the dying with 
         dignity movement
    Joined Network Board 2012

Schera Chadwick, M.A.
    Knoxville, TN
    Biomedical Manufacturing Executive
    Hospice & other non-profit boards

Ila DeLuca
    Upland, CA

Ruth von Fuchs, M.A.
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Founding Network Board Member
    President, Right to Die Society of Canada
    Member of Network Training Faculty
    Board Member, ERGO (Euthanasia and 
         Research Guidance)

Faye Girsh, Ed.D., Sr. Advisor
    LaJolla, CA
    Founding Network Board Member
    Exit Guide and Network spokesperson
    Board member/editor, World Federation of 
         Right to Die Societies
    Former President of the Hemlock Society 
         USA

Rosalie Guttman, Ph.D.
    Chicago, IL
    Founding Network Board Member
    Exit Guide
    President, Hemlock of Illinois (Network 
         Affiliate)
    Liaison to Network Board

Richard MacDonald, M.D.
    – Senior Medical Advisor
    Chico, CA
    Senior Exit Guide and Member of our 
         Training Faculty
    Frequent speaker for the Network
    Hemlock/Caring Friends Medical Director 
         1993-2004
    President, World Federation of Right to Die 
         Societies 2000-2002
    General Practice in Calgary, Alberta and in 
         California from 1953 to 2009

Lee Vizer, M.A.
  Wynnewood, PA
  Member Hemlock Society & Member 
  of FEN since its inception
  Educator, Counselor for 25 years;  
  Professional writer – weekly column
  Editor Final Exit Network Newsletter 
  since 2010, plus special editions


AFFILIATE LEADERS
(as of 8/2017)


Our Volunteer Leaders
Our unpaid leaders go far beyond the call of duty. They give of their time and their hearts, selflessly, to further the cause of a death with dignity for everyone. Our objective of a peaceful, dignified death for those with devastating illnesses may be in the future, but in the meantime our dedicated volunteers support our effort to provide comfort for those who are experiencing intolerable pain and suffering.
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ARIZONA
Affiliate Leader
John Abraham, M.Div.
Tucson, AZ  
johnwithfen@earthlink.net

IDAHO
Affiliate Leader
Marty Seidenfeld, Boise, ID
martyseidenfeld@gmail.com

ILLINOIS
Affiliate Leader
Ted Ballou
FEN.of.Illinois@gmail.com 

MAINE
Affiliate Leader
Kerry Corthell
207-730-2161
Kerry1952@aol.com

NEW YORK
Final Exit Network of the Capitol Region
Affiliate Leadership
Eleanor Aronstein, Schenectady, NY eleanoraronstein@aol.com
Hedi McKinley, Altamont Hedi80@nycap.rr.com

OREGON, Portland area
Affiliate Leader
Peter Vennewitz, Portland OR
riversong41@gmail.com

OREGON, Southern
Southern Oregon Affiliate
​Co-Leaders
Patricia Latham, Medford, OR latham.patricia@gmail.com
Dee Evers, Jacksonville, OR
eversrite@gmail.com