Our Mission: To educate and raise awareness within San Diego County about end-of-life issues and to provide resources to help people make informed choices.

Next Virtual Meeting March 6, 2024


Guest Speaker:

Jennifer Moore Ballentine, MA, CEO, Coalition for Compassionate Care of California

Topic: Overview of the Coalition & its tools for professionals as well as consumers.

Jennifer Moore Ballentine is the chief executive officer of the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California (CCCC). Prior to joining CCCC, she served as the executive director of the CSU Shiley Haynes Institute for Palliative Care, which is based at California State University San Marcos. She was also the president of The Iris Project, delivering high-level consulting services to national clients. Her work has focused on initiatives to improve palliative care through education, policy development, practice and systems change. Ms. Ballentine also served as executive director of Life Quality Institute in Denver where she transformed a small nonprofit focused on educating local medical students and community groups into a well-regarded regional palliative care learning institute. She has worked as a research program strategist for The Denver Hospice-University of Colorado School of Medicine, and director of programs for the Colorado Center for Hospice and Palliative Care. Throughout her career, she has participated in and chaired interagency taskforces at the state and national levels to influence palliative and hospice care policy, delivery design, and quality standards. She is currently a member of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s Ethics Advisory Council and the National POLST Collaborative Board.


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For More Information: click here . and send an e-mail to the San Diego County Coalition. One of our members will return your request as soon as possible. Or write us at San Diego County Coalition for Improving End-of-Life Care, P.O. Box 23674, San Diego, CA 92193.

Board Members:
Ben Janzen, Chair
Veva Arroyo, Secretary
Susana Concha-Garcia, Treasurer