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.
LINdsay Soyer, MA
Lindsay is a licensed funeral director, home funeral guide, and green burial advocate. She originally came to end of life work through her passion for environmentalism. While earning her MA in Ecopsychology at Antioch University, Lindsay became intrigued by the green burial movement. She began working with a local alternative funeral service, specializing in home funerals, green burial, and other family-centered and sustainable deathcare options. Lindsay has worked with nonprofits in varying capacities since 2002, primarily social service, civic, and environmental organizations. She’s thrilled to be in a position that combines her multi-faceted nonprofit experience with her firm belief in the importance of options and empowerment at end of life.