Funeral Service Foundation Welcomes Four New Board Members
The 2011-2012 Funeral Service Foundation Board of Trustees at their Annual Meeting, October 22, 2011. Pictured, seated, from left to right: Sheri Richardson Stahl, Jake Johnson, Ed Mazur, Scott Pontone, Linda Darby-Sempsrott, Diana Kurz. Standing, from left to right: Jay Waring, Steve Lang, Jerry Reichert, Scott Anthony, Shaun Myers, Alan Creedy, Ralph Buckner, Steve Shaffer, Rich Geib, Charles Anderson, Mike DiBease, and Randy Schoedinger. Not pictured: Gerard Schoen and Ken Varner. (Photo courtesy of the Funeral Service Foundation)
Brookfield, Wis.–Four death care professionals recently joined the Funeral Service Foundation (FSF) Board of Trustees. New members include Charles Anderson of Anderson Funeral Home in Franklin, Ohio; Jake Johnson of Johnson Consulting Group, Scottsdale, Arizona; Randy Schoedinger of Schoedinger Funeral and Cremation Service, Columbus, Ohio; and Sheri Richardson Stahl, CFSP, of The Island Funeral Home and Crematory of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.
“This is an exciting time for the foundation,” said FSF Chair Shaun Myers. “We are thrilled to have such quality leaders in the profession joining us as we move forward in support of our industry and opportunities that lie ahead.”
New trustees were elected at the FSF Annual Meeting in Chicago, October 22, 2011, and will attend their first voting meeting in February 2012 in Tampa, FL.
The 17-member volunteer Board of Trustees includes funeral directors, allied professionals and suppliers in the death care industry: Charles Anderson, Anderson Funeral Home; Ralph Buckner, Jr., Ralph Buckner Funeral Home and Crematory; Alan Creedy, Creedy & Co.; Linda Darby-Sempsrott, Trigard; Michael DiBease, Batesville Casket Company; Jake Johnson, Johnson Consulting Group; Diana Kurz, Newington Memorial Funeral Home; Steve Lang, Homesteaders Life Company; Ed Mazur, Kapinos-Mazur Funeral Home; Shaun Myers, Myers Mortuary; Scott Pontone, Trust 100; Jerry Reichert, Aurora Casket Company; Jerry Schoen, Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home; Steve Shaffer, Foundation Partners Group; Sheri Richardson Stahl, The Island Funeral Home and Crematory; Ken Varner, Cypress Lawn Memorial Park; and Sumner J. Waring III, SCI. FSF’s office is in Brookfield, Wisconsin.
About the Funeral Service Foundation
The Funeral Service Foundation, through grants, scholarships and research initiatives, supports career and professional development in funeral service, the advancement of funeral service and allied professions, public awareness and education, and the improvement of children’s lives. For more information, visit http://www.funeralservicefoundation.org.
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