The Funeral and Memorial Information Council

FAMIC is a unique organization made up of the leading associations in the funeral profession, whose participation in FAMIC is based on the commitment to enhance the understanding and experience of funeral service and memorialization.

The Board of Directors is made up of representatives from each of the member associations. A staff member (where appropriate) and volunteer, represent each association on the FAMIC Board. Each member’s term is renewable after one year, each individual association determines representation for their association on the board of FAMIC. Each association’s representative serves as President of FAMIC.

This provides all of the associations have an equal voice in the decisions of FAMIC.

2021 FAMIC Board of Directors

International Memorialization Supply Association
Ronen Rybowski, Behar Mapping LLC, FAMIC Secretary
Jordan Yearsley, Ensure-A-Seal

International Order of the Golden Rule
Wendy King, Executive Director & CEO
Evan Strong, Evan J. Strong Funeral Services

National Funeral Directors & Morticians Association
Dr.Carol Williams, Executive Director
Dr. Hari P. Close, Hari P. Close Funeral Services,  FAMIC President

National Funeral Directors Association
Christine Pepper, CAE, CEO
John O. “Jack” Mitchell IV, Mitchell-Wiedefeld Funeral Home, Inc. 


Selected Independent Funeral Homes
Rob Paterkiewicz, CAE, IOM, CEO
Robert Nunnaley, Fry and Prickett Funeral Home, FAMIC President-elect

Life Insurers Council
Jeff Shaw, CLU, ChFC, Executive Director
Chris Meredith, American Benefit Life, FAMIC Treasurer

Kathryn Pratscher, Executive Director