Compassion & Choices Arizona


Members of the Compassion and Choices Arizona Planning Team

Phoenix Metro Area

Emily Hinchman: Emily (ANP-BC, RN, MSN) has been an Adult Nurse Practitioner for over 10 years and an ICU/Critical Care RN prior to that. In the ICU, Emily developed an education plan for nurses, patients, and families on how to improve End-Of-Life Care. She has been a resident of Scottsdale since 1999 and graduated from ASU with both her Bachelor’s and Masters degree in Nursing. Currently, she serves as a City of Scottsdale Commissioner for Human Relations, is an alum of Scottsdale Leadership Class 33, and is Phoenix Action Team Leader for Compassion & Choices.

Northern Arizona

Leesa Stevens: Leesa was a former teacher before moving to Arizona. After receiving an additional degree in Environmenatal Drafting and Design, she opened a construction design business and became an environmental activist. She subsequently served, and chaired, a Planning and Zoning Commission, before being elected and serving on the Town Council. Currently she is retired and is an artist in Sedona.


Sanda Schuldmann Clark: Born in Bucharest, Romania, continued her musical education in Jerusalem, subsequently, as a scholarship recipient of the America Israel Cultural Foundation; received a B.A. in piano from the Rubin Academy of Music. Along with her partner, cellist Harry Clark, started Chamber Music PLUS in Hartford, Connecticut and later on brought it to Tucson, Arizona. Has performed on most every important stage in America including Carnegie Hall and the Library of Congress, and recorded a dozen or more albums of established repertoire and music composed for her by many of America’s best composers.