Ohio End of Life Options was founded in 2015 by Lisa Vigil Schattinger, MSN, RN. Her stepfather, Dr. Jack Rowe, used Oregon’s Death with Dignity law in 2014 after a diagnosis of cancer. The experience was profound for her and her family.

Upon returning home to Cleveland, Lisa began sharing her story locally and nationally and it has resonated with many. She joined the board of Death with Dignity National Center. As a result of all of this, she realized that now is the time to start the conversation and give terminally ill Ohioans a voice in having access to all of their end of life options.

Holiday Friendraiser, November 30, 2017

Thank you to all who came to the event at the CLE Urban Winery!
 Their grape mural provided the backdrop for people to show their support for a Death with Dignity law for the terminally ill in Ohio. If you’re interested in taking a picture like this, contact us at and we will send you a sign to print. The evening provided a great opportunity to share Ohio End of Life Options’ mission and goals with people just learning about our organization.