Compassion & Choices Arizona
Arizona

Leadership

Members of the Compassion and Choices Arizona Planning Team

Phoenix Metro Area

Lacey Knowles: Lacey is a licensed master level social worker and certified geriatric care manager assisting seniors, caregivers, and individuals with disabilities through Options Counseling services at the Area Agency on Aging. An active member of NASW and a current field instructor for ASU School of Social Work, Lacey enjoys mentoring future leaders in the social services field to better address complex issues of aging and quality of life for individuals, families, and the community. Having worked and volunteered within a number of nonprofit agencies serving individuals with chronic illness, Lacey developed a passion for education and advocacy around end of life wishes and planning. Lacey joined Compassion & Choices in 2016 to promote awareness and expansion of end of life options for the terminally ill in Arizona.

Vicki Belon: Extensive background in Marketing and Training and Development having worked in corporate leadership positions within communication companies such as Sprint, Qwest, Worldcom, etc. Currently working as a marketing consultant. Non-profit experience includes work with organizations focused on child abuse, technology for underserved communities and teen mentoring.

Althea Halchuck: Principal of Dispute to Resolution since 2003 with 12 years of extensive training and experience in every conflict arena, primarily mediation. Holds Health Law Doctorate (EJD), which provides in-depth understanding of relevant laws and regulations around end-of-life issues with specialization in medical malpractice, bioethics, end-of-life care, hospice, and elder/family disputes. Long-time advocate for seniors, and served as a Certified Ombudsman in California's Long-Term Care Program from 2005-2011. Small business owner for 25 years working in a variety of real estate areas.

Kara Rosseaux: Began her career in healthcare management and moved into training and development for a national women’s healthcare non-profit organization. Served for 3 years as adjunct faculty with ASU’s Lodestar Center for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Innovation. Past 14 years has worked in law firm administration and currently is completing an interfaith chaplaincy program in Berkeley, CA. Board positions have included YMCA, Bridging AZ, and Cancer Support Community (formerly The Wellness Community). In her free time, Kara enjoys cycling and the pursuit of the world’s finest crème brulee.

Tucson

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.