Operations

The people who keep The Order running.

  • Sarah Chavez (Troop) - executive director

    Sarah Chavez (Troop) - executive director

    Sarah is a museum curator and historian as well as the executive director of the Order. She writes and recreates historical and cultural recipes for her blog, Nourishing Death, which examines the relationship between food and death in rituals, culture, religion and society. She co-founded Death & the Maiden, a project that endeavors to explore the historical and cultural roles women have played in relation to death. Sarah  is also an author and advocate for improved care and support of families experiencing infant and child death.

     

  • Stephanie Smith - Website Design

    Stephanie Smith - Website Design

    Stephanie is the woman responsible for building and designing the Order’s website. She is also a composer, recently of CalArt’s MFA program in Experimental Sound Practices. Her album “Night Travels” was composed using violin, voice, and a Doepfer Dark Energy synthesizer.

  • Megan Rosenbloom - director, Death Salon

    Megan Rosenbloom - director, Death Salon

    Megan is a medical librarian at the University of Southern California, managing the history of medicine and rare book collections. In 2013, she co-founded Death Salon, the practical arm of the Order of the Good Death. Death Salon, which Megan directs, aims to open up intellectual conversations on death & culture by holding public events in the spirit of the 18th-century salon.