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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.

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