Bryant Hightower is president of the National Funeral Directors Association’s board of directors and works for Martin & Hightower Funeral Home in Carrollton, Georgia. Contact Jessica Koth for media requests.
Michael Hebb is the founder of Death Over Dinner, an organization that encourages people to discuss death with family and friends. He also launched the End of Life Collective, an online resource that connects people to death and dying experts and providers.
Laurie Garber-Amram is a grief and mental health specialist at JCFS Chicago. She is also a Jewish mindfulness meditation instructor, who received her certification through the Institute for Jewish Spirituality. Contact Pam Austin for media inquiries.
Kami Fletcher is an associate professor of American and African American history at Albright College and the president of the Collective for Radical Death Studies.
Megan Devine is a psychotherapist, grief advocate and the author of It’s OK That You’re Not OK: Meeting Grief and Loss in a Culture That Doesn’t Understand. Submit media requests via Devine’s Refuge in Grief website.
Pauline Boss is a professor emeritus of family social science at the University of Minnesota. She is also an author and wrote Ambiguous Loss: Learning to Live With Unresolved Grief. Contact Julie Michener to set up interviews.
George A. Bonanno is professor of clinical psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University. He also is director of the college’s Loss, Trauma and Emotion Lab. Bonanno wrote The Other Side of Sadness: What the New Science of Bereavement Tells Us About Life After Loss.
Brent Beavers is the Buddhist chaplaincy program coordinator at the Institute of Buddhist Studies. He also served as a Buddhist hospital chaplain in the San Francisco Bay Area amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Stacy Rector is the executive director of Tennesseans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty. She also is an ordained Presbyterian minister.