Hemlock Society
Feb 18, 2021 12:00 PM
Faye Girsh
Hemlock Society

Faye Girsh was President of the Hemlock Society USA in Denver from 1996 to 2004, following its founder, Derek Humphry. In 1987 she began the Hemlock Society of San Diego and was president from 1987 to 1996 and again from 2006 to 2019. She was also President of the World Federation of Right to Die Societies. She initiated the Caring Friends program at Hemlock which has become the Final Exit Network, where she serves on the Advisory Board. She is on the board of ERGO (Euthanasia Research and Guidance Organization) For many years she was on a board member and Newsletter Editor for the World Federation of Right to Die Societies and is Past President. 

In 2003, she was awarded Hemlock’s Lifetime Achievement Award and in 2016 she was the recipient of the Marilyn Sequinn award from the World Federation of Right to Die Societies. Dr. Girsh received her doctorate in Human Development from Harvard University. She was Associate Professor and Chair of the Psychology Department at Morehouse College for nine years. From 1974-78 she was a Research Associate at the University of Chicago and also taught at Roosevelt and Northwestern Universities. For 18 years she practiced as a clinical and forensic psychologist in San Diego. She has lectured extensively in the U.S. and abroad and appeared in numerous radio and TV shows.