Nancy Hoyt has been named board chair of Compassion & Choices, one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit organizations devoted to end-of-life care options.
Hoyt, 60, has been a board member since October 2012. She replaces Irene Wurtzel, who remains on the organization’s board. Hoyt is a retired psychologist. Most of her experience has been with at-risk adolescents who live in inner-city Chicago.
Denver-based Compassion & Choices is working to bring aid-in-dying laws to California, Colorado, Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Jersey. Such laws, which allow doctors to help end a patient’s life, are already on the books in Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Vermont and Washington.