About Lisa

Lisa Caraway Oliver, EdD, GC-C

A Death, Dying, and Bereavement Educator and Certified Grief Counselor, Dr. Lisa Caraway Oliver received her Doctor of Education degree in adult education from the University of Georgia  She researched death and dying, emotion work, and informal learning among hospice care professionals resulting 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 has presented her research findings on hospice care professionals at the 38th annual Association of Death Education and Counseling (ADEC) conference.  She is also a program presenter on death education in the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library system.

Dr. Oliver is a native of Atlantic City, New Jersey.  She resides in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband Jeff, their two adult children, one messy dog and one vocal cat.

Picture of the beach, Atlantic City, NJ.

Why Talk About Death and Dying?

Because we NEED to have these conversations with our family and loved ones.

Not everyone can (nor wants to) be pregnant and give birth; however if I were to ask 10 people to tell me something about being pregnant or giving birth, I bet  9 out of 10 people could tell me something: the mother's stomach gets big, it usually take 9 months to birth a baby, etc.


Conversely, WE ALL GOING TO DIE, and most of us don't even THINK about death until it is us or someone we love in an intensive care unit and death is going to come sooner than later.


Let's start having these conversations; I am here to help you get them started.

Let's Connect!

  • I can meet with your group to talk about end of life issues, advanced directives, funeral planning, etc.

  • We can hold a Death Cafe, it will be FUN (Ok, may not be "fun" but it will not be as bad or weird as you think).

Contact me:  lisa@drlisaoliver.com  |  404.630.9106

Please allow 48 hours for me to return your email or call.  Thanks.