Advisors

Nancy Abell, MSW

Clinical Outreach and Client Services Advisor
Nancy Abell has lived in New Mexico for thirty years. She served for many years on the board of PMS Hospice. In 2012, she and her husband attended the planned death of her husband’s brother in Portland, OR. It was a transformative experience for her, and she returned to New Mexico and began advocating for the same option for New Mexicans — an effort that took nine years to accomplish! Nancy now Chairs the EOLONM Clinical Outreach and Education Committee as well as serving as the Clinical Outreach and Client Services Advisor to the Board of Directors.

Revathi A-Davidson, MA, MPH

Equity and Inclusion Advisor
Prior to retirement, Revathi had a long career in hospital and healthcare administration.  That work informed some of what she has done subsequently, in particular her engagement in education and outreach about the importance of end-of-life care planning and the need to address existing healthcare disparities — including both affordability and language access.  In New Mexico, both these considerations, which deal with ensuring equity and inclusiveness, are key when speaking about ALL end-of-life care options for our residents.
Tom Crow

Tom Crow

FINANCIAL Advisor

Tom Crow is the President of Crow Financial in Albuquerque, a Registered Investment Advisor with the state of New Mexico. Tom has been managing investments since June of 2000, and is now responsible for the investment positions in all Crow Financial client portfolios, as well as writing monthly market commentaries and periodic securities memorandums. He is actively involved in his community, serving on a private school board, a foundation committee, singing in his church choir, and playing piano/keyboard in a praise band. Tom began his service with EOLONM in 2022, providing pro bono financial advice and helping to responsively manage its’ assets for long-term sustainability. 

Libby Hopkins

Libby Hopkins, RN

Hospice Advisor

Libby is a registered nurse from Albuquerque where she has practiced in clinical and administrative roles for the past thirty-eight years; the first twenty years in geriatric, psychiatric and mental health nursing, and the past eighteen years as a certified hospice and palliative care nurse. She presents locally, nationally and internationally on topics related to hospice/palliative care, advance care planning, and the end-of-life care continuum including medical aid in dying and voluntary stopping of eating and drinking (VSED), and dementia care. Libby was a key member of the End of Life Options legislative campaign Steering Committee and currently volunteers for End of Life Options New Mexico in various aspects of implementation and community/client support for medical aid in dying.

Kevin Malone

Kevin Malone, JD

Legal Advisor

Kevin is a partner with the law firm of Epstein, Becker, and Green, a specialty health law firm that mostly represents health care entities and has offices both nationally and internationally. Kevin draws on more than a decade of experience in health care financing policy and law, with expertise in issues of mental health, substance abuse, Medicare-Medicaid, and working with Managed Care organizations and healthcare systems on legal and strategic matters. Currently living in the Washington D.C. area, Kevin is a native New Mexican with family in Albuquerque. In providing pro bono legal counsel to EOLONM, he hopes to give back to his home state and make a difference for New Mexicans seeking support at the end of life..

Rob Schwartz, JD

Health Law & Policy Advisor

Rob Schwartz has taught law at the University of New Mexico since 1976. His areas of expertise include health care policy, the Affordable Care Act, health care law and bioethics. Rob is a pioneer in the field of Health Law and is an author of “Health Law: Cases, Materials and Problems,” the leading Health Law textbook in the country. Most recently, Rob’s research and writings have focused on the areas of end-of-life care, death and dying, managed care and the application of civil liberties principles to the health care enterprise. Since 1995, Rob has helped draft legislation and has served as a consistent source for expert legal testimony in support of medical aid in dying legislation before the New Mexico Legislature.

Jill VonOsten, MBA

emeritus advisor

Jill has enjoyed working and volunteering for New Mexico non-profit organizations for most of her career, which is what led her to start up an organizational development consulting firm in 2012. She has served as a board member, Executive Director and Associate Director, amassing a nonprofit skill set that includes strategic planning, human resource management, communications, instruction and curriculum development, program management, grantwriting and fund development. In the last decade, life experiences and a desire to improve access and equity in healthcare, brought her to end-of-life work and most recently, a contract with Compassion & Choices to lead the 2021 New Mexico legislative campaign. She has instructed courses in nonprofit management, project management and grantwriting at the University of New Mexico. Jill has a B.A. degree in Sociology from Western Colorado University and an M.B.A. from the University of New Mexico. In her service as a founding EOLONM Board member, she established a solid organizational foundation to begin to sustain operations for the long run. Jill retired in July 2023 and remains a much-loved member of the EOLONM family.