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June 3, 2022

Leadership Changes at EOLCNY

I have had the privilege and honor to work for End of Life Choices New York for almost seven years, and serve as the Executive Director for the past 2.5 years. After much consideration, I will be stepping down as Executive Director at the end of the month to pursue another opportunity.

During my tenure, EOLCNY has helped thousands of individuals, caregivers, and healthcare providers across our state. I’m proud of the accomplishments of the staff, the board, volunteers, and our consultants. We developed successful partnerships to engage new communities, delivered nearly 400 programs on a variety of topics, created numerous resources, directly supported hundreds of New Yorkers, advocated for critical legislation, and launched our social media platform.
We have found an excellent leader to step in as our new Interim Executive Director — Michele Disken Greco. Michele has a BA in Communications from Cornell University and a Master of Public Administration from the Austin W. Marxe School of Public and International Affairs at the City University of New York. She is a highly skilled, strategic, and collaborative nonprofit professional with 20 years of comprehensive experience at New York City organizations focused on health. Michele has significant expertise in grassroots and legislative advocacy, community engagement and alliance building, program planning and evaluation, and strategic planning and operations. Michele is excited to bring her talents and dedication to help lead EOLCNY’s incredible team in serving our mission.

I am grateful to have had the opportunity to lead this vital organization and I remain an active advocate for its causes. I thank you all for your continued support, passion, and commitment to improve end of life care, expand end of life options, and promote healthcare equity at the end of life.

Best wishes,
Ayana Woods

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