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CAREER DEVELOPMENT AWARDS
Career Development Awards
ELIGIBILITY & SUBMISSION PROCESS
Career Development Awards are available to ALL licensed funeral directors.
Recipients may receive only one Career Development Award.
Submissions accepted on a rolling basis; online submissions only.
Up to 60 names are selected each year; names drawn by the Foundation Board of Trustees in January, July and October.
Submissions are valid for three selection cycles.
If eligible, those names not selected will automatically be entered in the next cycle.
Only one submission per person, per three selection cycles.
Career Development Awards
underwrite registration fees for a single
NFDA Cremation Certification, Arranger Training or Certified Preplanning Consultant (CPC) session of recipient’s choosing.
Awards are valid for one year from date of issue.
Awards are redeemed directly through NFDA. Program dates vary and are based on availability.
All underwritten registration fees will be transferred directly to NFDA; under no circumstances will the Funeral Service Foundation make a payment directly to the recipient.
Awards are not retroactive, transferrable or deferable.
Awards are not redeemable for other NFDA/Foundation programs, scholarships, awards or initiatives.
Career Development Awards Submission Form
If you are human, leave this field blank.
How Did You Hear?
Attended Meet the Mentors.
Attended the Professional Women's Conference.
Applied for or received a Foundation academic scholarship.
None of the above.
How did you hear about the Career Development Awards?
I am resubmitting my name
The Director Magazine
A Foundation representative
Word of Mouth
A CE program
Certification & Submission
I UNDERSTAND THAT:
I understand that if selected, I must use my Career Award within one year of issue.
I understand that a Career Development Award is not retroactive, non-transferrable and non-deferable.
I understand that a Career Award may be applied only to select NFDA programs/seminars.
I CERTIFY THAT:
I am a licenced funeral director and/or embalmer.
I am not a past Career Development Award recipient.
I have not submitted for a Career Development Award under a different name or email address.
Please enter your FD/Embalmer license information.
FD/Embalmer License Number(s)/State(s). You must be a licensed funeral director and/or embalmer to enter.
2019 Career Development Award Winners
Lorna Agusto | Granby’s Funeral Service | Bronx, NY
Emily Ahern | Vincent Funeral Home | Simsbury, CT
Erika Baltazar | Martin Funeral Home East | El Paso, TX
Christine Banks | Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home | 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
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
Nikole Dunlop | Tubman Funeral Home-Westboro Chapel | Ottawa, ON, Canada
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
Amanda Hall | Legacy Funeral Home | Fairbanks, AK
Jessica Harston | East Lawn Mortuary | Sacramento, CA
Ann-Marie Kieffer | Alexander Funeral Homes | Evansville, IN
Jeff Koopman | Hays Funeral Home | Northborough, MA
Randy Lankford | Woodlawn Life Celebration Centre | Seymour, 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
Clifford Lynch | Iovanne 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
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
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
Claire Reinfurt | Parker Bros. Memorial Funeral Home | Watervliet, NY
Arianna Rule | Mt. Sinai Memorial Chapels | East Brunswick, NJ
Mark Sherfy | Kassly Mortuary | Fairview Heights, IL
Lexi Taylor | Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory | Greenwood, IN
Electa Thompkins | Air Force Mortuary Affairs | Dover Airforce Base, DE
Monica Usiak | J.F. Rice Funeral Home Inc. | Johnson City, NY
Jacqueline S. Wade | Hutchinson Funeral Chapel & Crematory | Hutchinson, KS
Shane Williams | Loose Funeral Homes | Anderson, IN
Lisa Wright | Shannon Funeral Service | Shelbyville, KY
Daniel Wright | Wright & Ford Family Funeral Home | Flemington, NJ
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