Career Development Awards

2019 Career Development Award Winners

  • Lorna Agusto, Granby’s Funeral Service, Bronx, NY
  • Emily Ahern, Vincent Funeral Home, Simsbury, CT
  • Ariel Bada, Vescio Funeral Home, Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Erika Baltazar, Martin Funeral Home East, El Paso, TX
  • Christine Banks, Caldwell & Cowan Funeral, Covington, GA
  • Brianna Bennett, O’Donnell Funeral & Cremation Service, Danvers, MA
  • Kaylinn Bezenar, Morrissett Funeral and Cremation Service, North Chesterfield, VA
  • Sabrina Blackston, Eternal Hills Funeral Home, Snellville, GA
  • Virginia Bryant, Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, TN
  • Jennifer Bryant-Dixon, Indianapolis, IN
  • Bernard Buggs, Jr., Cornerstone Funeral Services & Cremations, Birmingham, AL
  • Frank Cagnina, Jr., Northville Funeral Home, Northville, NY
  • Sherri Collins-Witzke, Harry H. Witzke’s Family Funeral Home, Ellicott City, MD
  • Bobby Conway, Roller-Owens Funeral Home, North Little Rock, AK
  • Jody Cooley, Sutfin Funeral Chapel, Nichols, NY
  • Brittani Crisp, A.H. Peters Funeral Home, Warren, MI
  • Danielle Daugherty, Right Choice Cremation, Brandon, FL
  • Philip Decker, Bacher Funeral Home, Norton, OH
  • Robert Dewhirst, Dewhirst & Boles Funeral Home, Methuen, MA
  • Nikole Dunlop, Tubman Funeral Home-Westboro Chapel, Ottawa, ON, Canada
  • Anna Dureka, Sweeney-Phillips & Holdren Funeral Home, Warrensburg, MO
  • Margaret Edie, Morrissett Funeral & Cremation Service, North Chesterfield, VA
  • April Epps, Heritage Funeral Service and Crematory, Lynchburg, VA
  • Zachery Ferrell, Peck Funeral Home, Hartselle, AL
  • Rachel Furman, Brunswick Memorial Home, East Brunswick, NJ
  • Paige Gaikowski, Scott Funeral Home, Jeffersonville, IN
  • Felicia Gainey, The Neptune Society, Spokane, WA
  • Nicole Gensler, Cress Funeral & Cremation Service, Madison, WI
  • Yoshanda Glazebrooks, Crown Hill Funeral Home, Indianapolis, IN
  • Winston Grannis, Boone-Nickell Funeral Home, Flemingsburg, KY
  • Cairo Green, All Peoples’ Funeral Home, Houston, TX
  • Amanda Hall, Legacy Funeral Home, Fairbanks, AK
  • Jessica Harston, East Lawn Mortuary, Sacramento, CA
  • Patti Hildebrandt, Hemer Funeral Home, Medford, WI
  • Thomas Keith, Hightower’s Memorial Chapel, Douglasville, GA
  • Ann-Marie Kieffer, Alexander Funeral Homes, Evansville, IN
  • Thomas Kittle, Kittle Family Funeral Home, Belington, WV
  • Jeff Koopman, Hays Funeral Home, Northborough, MA
  • Randy Lankford, Woodlawn Life Celebration Centre, Semour, IN
  • Monica Lassiter, Gilmore Memorial Funeral Service, Inc., Winston-Salem, NC
  • Jill Lazar, Hoffman Funeral Home, Carlisle, PA
  • Allyse Leitsch, Joseph E. Ratterman & Son Funeral Home, Louisville, KY
  • Owen Leitsch, Joseph E Ratterman & Son Funeral Home, Louisville, KY
  • Clifford Lynch, Lovanne Funeral Home, Inc., New Haven, CT
  • Stephen Lyon, Legacy Funeral Group, Houston, TX
  • Elaine Main, Ahlberg Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Longmont, CO
  • Allie McClain, Ford-Stewart Funeral Home, Jonesboro, GA
  • Millicent McFarland, Funerals by McFarland, Monroe, LA
  • Timothy McLoone, Joseph A. Fluehr, III, Funeral Home, Inc., Richboro, PA
  • Raenada Miller, Simplicity Funeral & Cremation Care, Indianapolis, IN
  • Retanna Mire, Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home, Opelousas, LA
  • Mark Mulholland, Valley Memorial Park Cemetery and Funeral Home, Novato, CA
  • Michael Murnane, Mt. Sinai Memorial Chapels, East Brunswick, NJ
  • Meg Nagel, Beatty Peterseim Funeral Home, Kalona, IA
  • Alex Nolan, Reeves & Baskerville Funeral Homes, Coal City, IL
  • Ned Nordgren, Wasatch Lawn Mortuary, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Eugene Norton, Brunswick Memorial Home, East Brunswick, NJ
  • Manuel Osorio, Joe Jackson Funeral Chapels, Laredo, TX
  • Johnnie Palmer, Covington Funeral Home, Atco, NJ
  • Natalie Proulx, Facing the Sun, Inc., Welland, ON, Canada
  • Christy Ramirez, Chattanooga Funeral Home North, Hixson, TN
  • Brandi Reed, Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home, Hamburg, NY
  • Alexis Reid Tadlock, Roller-Alcoa Funeral Home, Benton, AR
  • Claire Reinfurt, Parker Bros. Memorial Funeral Home, Watervliet, NY
  • Arianna Rule, Mt. Sinai Memorial Chapels, East Brunswick, NJ
  • Ann Salisbury, Smith Funeral Chapels, Billings, MT
  • Dale Saylors, Marietta, GA
  • Mark Sherfy, Kassly Mortuary, Fairview Heights, IL
  • Elysia Smith, International Funeral Service of NY, Brooklyn, NY
  • Jodi Swan, MacLean Funeral Home Swan Chapel, Charlottetown, PE
  • Lexi Taylor, Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Greenwood, IN
  • Electa Thompkins, Air Force Mortuary Affairs, Dover Airforce Base, DE
  • Melissa Unfred, Green Cremation Texas, Austin, TX
  • Monica Usiak, J.F. Rice Funeral Home, Inc., Johnson City, NY
  • Evelester Vargas, Geils Funeral Home, Bensenville, IL
  • Jacqueline S. Wade, Hutchinson Funeral Chapel & Crematory, Hutchinson, KS
  • Susan Watermann, Miller Funeral Home, Washington, MO
  • Shane Williams, Loose Funeral Homes, Anderson, IN
  • Andrew Wint, Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston, MI
  • Lisa Wright, Shannon Funeral Service, Shelbyville, KY
  • Daniel Wright, Wright & Ford Family Funeral Home, Flemington, NJ