Board of Directors

Chris Convers

Cris Converse

Board Chair

Cris Converse is the EOLCOR Bend Region Team Leader and a client volunteer.  She is the Finance Manager for SaniStar, a small company in Sisters Oregon that provides fee collection systems for RV dump units and remote off-grid kiosks.  Cris’s work experience is diverse and includes, ranching, math and computer science educator, government contracting officer, and extensive work in organizational development.  She has over 15 years of training with the A.K. Rice Institute in the understanding of, and consulting to, the issues arising around leadership, authority, diversity, and organizational and group dynamics.

Richard Soloman

Richard B. Solomon, CPA


A Certified Public Accountant since 1976, Dick has had his own practice since 1981.  His community involvements include service on the Oregon Investment Council, the Oregon State Bar Board of Governors and the Oregon Lottery Commission.  He has served on numerous boards including as board president of Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette and the Oregon Jewish Community Foundation.  He currently serves as a trustee of the Portland State University Foundation and sits on the investment committee of the Pacific Northwest College of Art.

Shawna Chriss - photography by Richard Kolbell

Nick Gideonse, MD 


Dr. Nick Gideonse is Associate Professor of Family Medicine at Oregon Health and Science University where he practices broad-spectrum primary care. He has served as medical director for a large community health center, a skilled nursing facility, and hospice. Dr. Gideonse is deeply involved in medical student and resident education, including end of life choices, as he works regularly with terminally ill patients and EOLCOR volunteers. He has testified nationally and internationally in support of end of life choices.

Kyla Postrel, EOLCOR Board Member

Kyla Postrel, MBA


Kyla Postrel has built her career in nonprofit work, starting in development and spending the past seven years in healthcare communications. With a special focus on promoting health equity for all Oregonians, Kyla currently serves as the internal manager of communications for Legacy Health. Previously, she filled the role of internal communications lead at Salem Health where she also volunteered as the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Learning Council chair. She is active in the community as a member of the Oregon Symphony in Salem Advisory Committee and the board of directors for Eagle Charter School in Salem.

Sue D. Porter, MBA, MSB — EOLCOR Founding Executive Director

Sue Dessayer Porter, MBA, MSB

Board, Founding Director

Sue D. Porter, Founding Director, has a Masters of Science in Bioethics and a Masters in Business Administration. She completed a diploma at the Yale Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics and was a visiting scholar in residence at the Hastings Center in New York. Sue has also served as director on both the National and the Oregon boards for Compassion and Choices.

Since 2001, Sue has worked with terminally ill people availing themselves of Oregon’s Death With Dignity Act. She is also a  Volunteer Client Advisor for Washington. Sue has spoken nationally on the right-to- die and was a participant in How to Die in Oregon, the documentary that won Sundance.

EOLCOR is a non-profit donor supported (501)(c)(3)

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