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.

2019 FAMIC Board of Directors

Casket & Funeral Supply Association
George Buckley, Executive Director
Tina Houck, Schuylkill Haven Casket Company – FAMIC President-Elect

International Memorialization Supply Association
Linda Darby, Trigard
Wayne Stellmach, Wilbert Funeral Services

International Order of the Golden Rule
Mark B. Allen, CAE, Executive Director
Evan Strong, Evan J. Strong Funeral Services

Monument Builders of North America
Kim Fantaci, Executive Director
Alison Raymer, Emerson Monument CO


National Concrete Burial Vault Association
Lisa Anderson, Executive Director
Jim Wiens, CVI Funeral Supply – FAMIC Treasurer

National Funeral Directors & Morticians Association
Dr.Carol Williams, Executive Director
Frankie Washington, Paradise Funeral Home – FAMIC Secretary

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

Selected Independent Funeral Homes
Rob Paterkiewicz, CAE, IOM, CEO
Kimberly Farris-Luke, Farris Funeral Home

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

Kathryn Pratscher, Executive Director