Client Support director
Jillene became interested in death with dignity after losing her Mother to pancreatic cancer in a state where end of life choices were not offered. Passionate about meaningful final moments, she came to End of Life Washington in January 2016 as a Volunteer Client Adviser and was selected for the directorship in August 2017. Jillene is a former leader in Federal Government with expertise in the areas of strategy, advocacy, and international engagement. Her skills support a long success story of working with other nations to achieve complex and wide-reaching goals. Jillene has a passion for meaningful engagement, strong commitment to collaborative and innovative problem solving, and a desire to positively impact the lives of others. Trained in India, she is a Jnana Yoga and mindfulness practitioner with more than ten years of experience complemented by other contemplative arts and modalities, including Non-Violent Communication, Mindful Leadership, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, and Yoga for Healing. Jillene is thrilled to be part of a leadership team that seeks to create a future where people understand their end of life choices and can die on their own terms.