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2016-2017 Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is made up of men and women from across the profession whose participation is based solely upon a belief in – and commitment to – the Foundation’s mission to fund projects and programs that support all of funeral service in building meaningful relationships in the community.

Each member may serve up to two three-year terms. In accordance with Foundation bylaws, at least 60% of the Board of Trustees must be licensed funeral directors and maintain membership with the National Funeral Directors Association.

2017 Board of Trustees



Bill Wappner, CFSP*
Chair
Wappner Funeral Directors
and Crematory
Mansfield, OH 

Bob Arrington*
Chair-Elect, NFDA Liaison
Arrington Funeral Group
Jackson, TN

Steven D. Gackenbach
Secretary/Treasurer
Matthews International
 Corporation
Pittsburgh, PA

Gerard “Jerry” Schoen, III*
Immediate Past Chair

Lake Lawn Metairie
 Funeral Home
New Orleans, LA

Bob Biggins*
Magoun-Biggins
 Funeral Home
Rockland, MA

Joan Billman, CFSP*
Flemming & Billman
 Funeral Directors
Ashtabula, OH

Jim Breaux
Live Oak Bank
Wilmington, NC

Justin Baxley
Heirs-Baxley
 Funeral Services
Ocala, FL

Jim Busch*
Busch Funeral &
 Crematory Services
Cleveland, OH

 

Jay Dodds, CFSP*
The Signature Group
Houston, TX

Anthony Guerra*
Guerra & Gutierrez Mortuaries
Los Angeles, CA

Stephanie Kann
Worsham College of
 Mortuary Science
Wheeling, IL

Victor March, Sr., CFSP*
March Funeral Home
Baltimore, MD

David McComb*
D.O. McComb & Sons
Fort Wayne, IN

Kim Medici Shelquist
Homesteaders Life Company
West Des Moines, IA

David Mullen
Global Atlantic
 Financial Group
Batesville, IN

Randy Schoedinger, CFSP*
Schoedinger Funeral
 & Cremation Service
Columbus, OH

Sheri Richardson Stahl, CFSP*
The Island Funeral Home
 and Crematory
Hilton Head Island, SC

Chris Trainor
Batesville
Batesville, IN

* Notes NFDA Member


Christine Pepper
NFDA Liaison

NFDA
Brookfield, WI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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