Chelsea Kline (she/her pronouns) is the Executive Director of End of Life Choices New York. Early experiences as a Jewish, queer, low-income, single teen mom formed an ethical basis for her work as an advocate for progressive reproductive rights and social justice. A graduate of both Smith College and Harvard Divinity School, Chelsea’s career is fueled by profound appreciation for protecting human dignity, autonomy, and personal values across class, race, gender, and through the lifespan.
Chelsea ran a rigorous campaign in 2018 for Massachusetts State Senate as a progressive democrat, and she now contributes a monthly column on race, gender, and privilege to the Daily Hampshire Gazette. She also serves as a community religious advisor at Smith College and an alumnae admissions ambassador for Harvard University. In her work in higher education, Chelsea created, developed, and oversaw curriculum, faculty, and assessment for multiple programs in organizational studies, arts, humanities, women’s leadership and career development for non-traditional college students.
A member of the Omega Women’s Leadership Intensive cohort of 2013, Chelsea serves on the board of directors for the Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts, volunteers as a fundraising ambassador for the Civil Liberties and Public Policy program at Hampshire College, and was previously appointed by the State of Massachusetts as Commissioner on the Status of Women and Girls to work to address policy to provide access, opportunity, and equality for women. In her rare moments of down time, she seeks out stellar acoustic spaces to hone her supernatural whistling skills.
David C. Leven, JD
Executive Director Emeritus and Senior Consultant
Judith Schwarz, PhD
Ayana Woods, MPH
Director of Outreach and Education
Constanza Prieto Figelist
Latino Outreach Coordinator
Former Executive Director