Our Board Leadership

Committed. Engaged. Moving Us Forward.

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 a commitment to – the Foundation’s mission of investing in people and programs to strengthen funeral service and lift up grieving communities.

Each member of our board leadership team 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.

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2022-23 Funeral Service Foundation Executive Committee

L-R: Chair Lisa Baue, Treasurer David Falconer, Immediate Past Chair Allan Cole, NFDA Liaison Chris Robinson, and Chair-elect Mark Krause

Baue General Session 2022
Lisa Baue | 2022-23 Chair

Baue addressed the General Session during the 2022 NFDA International Convention & Expo in Baltimore, MD.

“The Funeral Service Foundation’s Board embodies a collaborative and dynamic spirit that helps the Foundation make a true and lasting impact in funeral service. I am honored to serve at the helm of such a talented group of thought leaders.”
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LISA BAUE
2022-23 Foundation Chair
Baue Funeral Homes, Crematory and Cemetery
St. Charles, MO

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2022-23 Funeral Service Foundation Board of Trustees

(From top) Row 1, l-r: Tim Schramm, W. Ashley Cozine, Bob Arrington, and Todd Lumbard; Row 2, l-r: Jenn Parvin, David Hernández, Jr., Todd Van Beck, and Will Bischoff; Row 3, l-r: John Heald, NFDA Liaison Chris Robinson, Treasurer David Falconer, 2022-23 Chair Lisa Baue, Jeff Smith, and John Faulk; Row 4, l-r: NFDA CEO Christine Pepper, Immediate Past Chair Allan Cole, and Chair-elect Mark Krause; Missing: Beth Kmiec, Matt Outcalt, and Thomas Pontone

2022-23 BOARD OF TRUSTEES

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

LISA BAUE*
2022-23 Chair

Baue Funeral Homes
Saint Charles, MO

MARK KRAUSE*
Chair-Elect
Krause Funeral Homes
& Cremation Service
Milwaukee, WI

DAVID FALCONER
Treasurer
Regions Funeral
and Cemetery Trust
Houston, TX

ALLAN COLE*
Immediate Past Chair
MacKinnon & Bowes
Toronto, ON

CHRISTOPHER ROBINSON*
NFDA Liaison
Robinson Funeral Home
Easley, SC

BOB ARRINGTON*
Arrington Funeral
Directors & Crematory
Jackson, TN

WILL BISHOFF
Homesteaders
Life Company
West Des Moines, IA

W. ASHLEY COZINE*
Cozine Memorial Group
Wichita, KS

JOHN FAULK
Service Corporation
International
Houston, TX

JOHN HEALD*
Legacy.com
Chicago, IL

DAVID HERNÁNDEZ, JR.*
Jersey Memorial Group
Old Bridge, NJ

BETH KMIEC
ClearPoint Federal
Bank & Trust
Batesville, IN

TODD LUMBARD*
Speers Funeral Home
/Anthem Partners
Regina, SK

MATT OUTCALT
Global Atlantic
Financial Group
Batesville, IN

JENN PARVIN*
Batesville
Batesville, IN

CHRISTINE PEPPER
NFDA CEO
NFDA
Brookfield, WI

THOMAS PONTONE
Matthews Aurora
Funeral Solutions
Pittsburgh, PA

TIMOTHY SCHRAMM*
Howe-Peterson Funeral
Home & Cremation Services
Dearborn, MI

JEFF SMITH*
Smith Family
Funeral Homes
North Little Rock, AR

TODD VAN BECK
Cincinnati College
of Mortuary Science
Cincinnati, OH

*Notes NFDA Member