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Board of Directors

Janet Hager, BS in Physical Therapy, Interim President and Treasurer

Janet Hager is a retired physical therapist who spent the majority of her career working in geriatric rehabilitation.  She is the daughter and wife of veterinarians, so has been exposed to the compassionate ending that euthanasia can provide.  These influences along with experiencing her husband’s (David’s) death from pancreatic cancer after he had obtained, but was unable to utilize California’s End of Life Option Act medications led her to Hemlock.

Faye Girsh

Faye Girsh, EdD, Founder, Chair, Right-to-Die Film Series

Known as a “star of the right-to-die movement,” Faye has been leading HSSD for over 36 years. She practiced as a clinical and forensic psychologist in San Diego for 18 years, and founded the precursor of the Final Exit Network. 

Christie Golemb, Vice-President

Christie Golemb, Vice-President

In 2021, Christie took her mother, who suffered from Alzheimer’s disease, to Switzerland for Voluntary Assisted Death. She feels strongly that no one should have to leave California to achieve a peaceful death. Christie is a well-respected REALTOR® in San Diego and for fun she plays on various tennis teams and indulges in her passion for fresh powder by going heli-skiing. Travel is in her blood and she loves exploring new places.

Donald Moore, MD

Donald L. Moore, Jr., MD

Dr. Donald (Donnie) L. Moore, Jr, MD is a San Diego-based physician who specializes in Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine. His practice, Eumoria Health, provides medical aid in dying (MAiD), VSED, palliative care, and assistance with end of life planning and decision making. He completed a fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Care at the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Moore is committed to expanding access and awareness of options that allow everyone to achieve what they consider to be a good death.