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Caitlin Doughty

Founder/Advocacy Director

After founding The Order of the Good Death in 2011, Caitlin has spent over ten years focusing on funeral industry reform and improving the public’s relationship to mortality. Her educational webseries Ask a Mortician has been viewed 200 million times and all three of her books on death culture are New York Times bestsellers. She co-owns a funeral home, Clarity Funerals, that puts her advocacy into practice. For speaking engagements and additional information, visit

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Sarah Chavez

Executive Director

Sarah is the co-host of Death in the Afternoon Podcast, co-founder of anti-racist nonprofit, the Collective for Radical Death Studies, and co-founder of feminist death site, Death & the Maiden. As a founder of the Death Positive Movement she is passionate about addressing the underlying issues that adversely affect marginalized communities’ experiences of death. Sarah also writes and speaks about decolonizing death in the Chicano community, food and death, and obscure death history. For interviews and events contact Tara Perez tara (at)

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Ericka Cameron

Development Director & Project Coordinator

Ericka serves as the Development Director & Project Coordinator for the Order of the Good Death. In this role she leads fundraising efforts and manages projects to advance the mission of the Order. In addition to advocating for universal access to a ‘good death’, Ericka is a passionate defender of disability rights and bodily autonomy. When she isn’t chatting with donors or making spreadsheets she enjoys cross-stitching cat-related puns. Ericka can be reached at ericka (at)

Vivienne Esrig

Administrative Director

Vivienne swore an allegiance to nonprofits at the age of 15, before she was too old to know better. She has worked for countless organizations as the financial/administrative/personnel expert. A lifelong advocate of death positivity, she is thrilled to join the amazing team at the Order of the Good Death. When she is not analyzing financial statements, proposing new opportunities for collaboration or putting her two cents to whomever will listen, she takes care of a sick spouse and adores her toy poodle, Kona.

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Carlyn LaGrone

Social Media and Content Contributor

Carlyn is a content and community queen with an unwavering dedication to normalize conversations about stigmatized topics within our society. Her interest in creating space to both educate and shed light on taboo topics highlights her advocacy for comprehensive wellbeing and holistic understanding. When Carlyn isn’t working, she can likely be found binge watching documentaries, drinking wine, and hanging with her corgi pup, Madonna.