Our mission

Our mission is to help make caregiving and care receiving a positive experience, a time to savor, and an opportunity for personal growth.

Meet the Team


Sarah Teten Kanter, Ph.D.
Founder & CEO

Sarah Teten Kanter, Ph.D., is the creator of Positive Caregiving™, a structured method conceived to help make caregiving and care receiving a positive experience and an opportunity for personal growth.  Sarah holds a doctorate and a master’s degree in gerontology from the University of Nebraska-Omaha. Prior to pursuing her passion in gerontology, she was the Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Customer Officer for Kenexa, now an IBM company.


Elizabeth Dougherty
Co-Founder & Chief Content Officer

Elizabeth Dougherty is the Chief Content Officer of Positive Caregiving and is in charge of content across all Positive Caregiving's digital platforms and publishing operations. As a book editor, she has created books for Parenting and Working Mother magazines, Gymboree Play & Music, Hallmark, and Pottery Barn Kids. Elizabeth previously served as executive editor at a Disney-owned consumer website and holds a masters degree in journalism from Northwestern University.