Advisory Committee

David C. Leven, JD

Mr. Leven was the Executive Director of End of Life Choices New York from 2002 until 2016 and now serves as Executive Director Emeritus and Senior Consultant for EOLCNY.  

A leading advocate for patients and an expert on advance care planning, patient rights, palliative care and end-of- life issues, David has played a key role in having legislation introduced and enacted in New York to improve pain, palliative and end-of- life care, including the Palliative Care Information Act.

David lectures frequently to diverse professional groups, students and citizens.   

A graduate of the University of Rochester and Syracuse University College of Law, he is the recipient of numerous awards including the Public Interest Law Award of the New York State Bar Association, Public Interest Law Committee.

We are delighted to have David serving on our Advisory Committee as he brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to our mission of serving Californians with information and personal support about all end of life choices.  

End of Life Choices California provides information and personal support regarding California’s End of Life Option Act and all other legal end-of-life options to the medical community and to the public.