Faye  Girsh

Faye Girsh

Faye Girsh was President of the Hemlock Society USA from 1996 to 2004, following its founder, Derek Humphry. Concurrent with this national position, she began the Hemlock Society of San Diego in 1987 and was its president for 22 years. Faye was also President of the World Federation of Right to Die Societies and currently serves as a board member. She initiated the Caring Friends program which eventually became the Final Exit Network. In 2003, she was awarded Hemlock’s Lifetime Achievement Award. 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, was a Research Associate at the University of Chicago, and 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 has appeared extensively on radio and TV.