Sally Karioth is a faculty member of the Florida State University College of Nursing. She teaches one of the university’s most popular courses, called ”Death, the Individual and the Family.”
Emily Smith-Greenaway is an associate professor of sociology and spatial sciences at the University of Southern California. Smith-Greenaway authored a research article called “Tracking the reach of COVID-19 kin loss with a bereavement multiplier applied to the United States.”
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.
Nicole Martin is the executive director of trauma healing for the American Bible Society. She has spoken and written about white churches’ shortcomings on race-related issues. Martin also serves as an assistant professor of ministry and leadership development at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.
Exploring religion’s role in the paid family leave debate
Susan Leon directs Parenting Por Vida, a program offered by Neighborhood Ministries in Phoenix, Arizona. Parenting Por Vida helps pregnant women prepare for motherhood and then provides educational and spiritual support for both parents during babies’ first six months of life.
Aparna Mathur is a senior economist on the White House Council of Economic Advisers. She previously researched economic policy for the American Enterprise Institute and served as co-director of the AEI-Brookings Working Group on Paid Family Leave.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is a Democratic senator from New York. Paid family leave was a core focus of Gillibrand’s brief 2020 presidential election campaign.