Dr. Lisa Caraway Oliver brings to TRAINING BY SEEDS over fifteen years of project and program management, facilitation and training experience working for such organizations as Georgia Quick Start, Morehouse College, the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
A Life Transitions Educator and certified Grief Counselor, Dr. Lisa Caraway Oliver received her Doctor of Education degree in adult education from the University of Georgia. Her research in death and dying, emotion work, and informal learning among hospice care professionals resulted in her dissertation, How Do Caregivers Learn? Exploring the Informal Learning of Hospice Care Professionals. Dr. Oliver earned her certification in grief counseling from the American Academy of Grief Counseling.
Dr. Oliver facilitates a Life Transitions Series throughout the (Atlanta, Georgia) community via the Fulton County Library System, facilitates with fellow parishioner Sharyn M. Hailey, the Dying & Death Learning Series at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, and volunteers in the Emergency/Trauma Department at Grady Memorial Hospital.
Dr. Oliver has a YouTube channel, Dr. Lisa Talks About... where she addresses topics such as What NOT say to Someone Whose Loved one has Died, and Why you Should Always go to the Funeral. She is also a blogger of the site DyingandDeathTalk.com and is a podcaster, with humorist Jerry Drye, of the podcast Dr. Death and the Humorist. Dr. Oliver's book, Final Wishes: A Workbook for Planning a Funeral, is available in both print and Kindle versions from Amazon.com. She is currently working on a second book, working title, Let’s Talk About This “Little” Thing Called Death and Dying.
A native of Atlantic City, New Jersey, Dr. Oliver resides in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband Jeff, their two adult children, two messy dogs, and one vocal cat. Dr. Oliver is also a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.