End of Life Washington Staff
Executive Director [Interim]
Rebecca is a career nonprofit geek, avidly collaborating in creating a world that works for all. While fundraising, attending board meetings, mentoring young leaders, and continuing the lifelong process of undoing her own internal biases and racism, Rebecca is in the deep end of social justice. She brings joy and truthfulness serving the sector as an interim Executive Director. Her passions also include textile arts, as a handspinner, weaver, and knitter. Rebecca is delighted to be in her post-parenting era, and shares her life with her spouse Michael, their senior #CatDude, and her goofy angora rabbit Cirrus.
“I work at End of Life Washington (EOLWA) because I believe in our statement “My life, My choice, My death.”
When a person calls End of Life Choices Washington, it is often a very emotional and vulnerable time. The caller deserves an empathetic, attentive listener who will deliver support and implement the tools they need, while making them feel cradled in care.
“Being able to provide any peace of mind to potential clients is extremely rewarding to me.”
Client Services Manager
Cassandra Sutherland (she/they) is a long-time believer in autonomy and choice. Cassa is from Bellingham, WA. She has a Masters’s degree in Public Health from the University of Washington and worked previously in international sustainable development. Cassa got involved in end of life care when her father hastened his death after being diagnosed with dementia. Outside of work, you will find Cassa in the mountains or with her nose in a book. As part of the EOLWA team, she is committed to supporting the community and is passionate that every Washingtonian has access to end-of-life options.
Client Support Coordinator
Rebecca (she/her/they) is a long time volunteer with EOLW who is excited to move into a client services role. Rebecca grew up in Chattanooga, TN and lived in San Antonio and NYC before settling in Seattle. She has a Masters degree in Health Advocacy from Sarah Lawrence College, and previously worked in Food justice and as a hospital based patient advocate. She has been a long time believer in patient rights and autonomy, and is passionate about empowering people in their end of life choices. Outside of work Rebecca spends most of her time exploring the circus arts and playing with her 4 cats.
Finance & Operations Manager
Alex is excited to contribute her systems-thinking skills, and a deep passion for doing what’s right and doing it well, to End of Life Washington.
Alex has a Master’s in Public Administration with a certificate in Nonprofit Management. After finishing graduate school she spent 3 months working with Maher, an organization near Pune, Maharashtra, India that shelters, nurtures, and empowers people grappling with domestic abuse, poverty, mental illness, and neglect. After returning to Seattle, she spent several years working for the Phinney Neighborhood Association (PNA) in several roles spanning from administration to managing programs such as the PNA Village aging in place program and the Membership program. Alex believes deeply that people deserve choices and dignity in their choices, and is proud to join End of Life Washington in doing this work.
Administrative & Provider Coordinator
Laura Lucas is a native New Yorker who lived in the Seattle area for 13 years and completed her undergraduate degree there. The pandemic brought her back to New York and completely changed her life.
She has worked as an office manager, administrative assistant, and/or “person who makes lists and organizes things” for most of her professional life.
Outside work she navigates writing, dancing, and caring for her cats, her partner, and a century-old farmhouse. She is happy to be a part of EOLWA to help ensure that everyone can have access to the choices that they need.
Community Outreach Manager
Daniela Miranda (she/her/ella) is originally from Costa Rica, where she earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English and TESOL from The University of Costa Rica. She moved to the US in 2011 to get her Ph.D. in English Literature from Washington State University. She graduated in 2015 and taught rhetoric and composition, literature, and cultural humility for several years at WSU.
After attending an outreach event organized by a local anti-violence organization, she felt inspired to join Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse, a non-profit that supports survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and other crimes. She spent two years at ATVP as the Coordinator for Crime Victim Services, a role involving a combination of outreach, education, and direct services.
Daniela is passionate about research, education, and empowering individuals from all backgrounds to make informed decisions about their health, relationships, and end-of-life options.
Daniela lives in a small town in Eastern WA with her dog Sadie. In her free time, she loves to knit, cook, and travel.
Krista attended the University of Massachusetts and School for International Management. She was a Peace Corps volunteer in St. Vincent and later worked as a recruiter and recruitment coordinator for the organization. She’s worked in the non-profit sector as a volunteer coordinator for the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer and director of communications and special events for the Webb-Waring Institute. As a transplant in Oregon for over 10 years, Krista has worked in development and fundraising with March of Dimes, With Love, Juliette’s House and End of Life Choices Oregon.