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


International Memorialization Supply Association
Jordan Yearsley

International Order of the Golden Rule
Mark T. McSweeney, CAE, Interim Executive Director & CEO
Evan Strong, Evan J. Strong Funeral Services

Monument Builders of North America
Chip Deale, FASAE, CAE, Executive Director
Alison Raymer, Emerson Monument CO


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

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

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 Treasurer

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

Kathryn Pratscher, Executive Director