American Board of Funeral Service Education


 ABFSE Board

ABFSE President: Jzyk Ennis
ABFSE Vice President: Jolena Grande
ABFSE Secretary/Treasurer: David Martin
ABFSE Past President: Karl Kann

President: Jzyk Ennis

Vice President: Jolena Grande

Secretary/Treasurer: David Martin

Past President: Karl Kann

Executive Committee



Jzyk Ennis, Jefferson State Community College, Birmingham, Alabama


Vice President:

Jolena Grande, Cypress College, Cypress, California



David Martin, Piedmont Technical College, Greenwood, South Carolina


NFDA Representative:

Randall P. Anderson, NFDA Board of Directors, Phone: 256-234-2511


NFD&MA Representative:

Hari P. Close, NFD & MA President, Phone: 214-371-8093


Past President:

Karl Kann, Worsham College of Mortuary Science, Wheeling, Illinois


Non-Voting Ex Officio Committee Chairs


Scholarship Chair:

Jose Luis Moreno, San Antonio College, San Antonio, Texas


National Board Exam Liaison Chair:

Matt Buel, Arkansas State University at Mountain Home, Mountain Home, Arkansas


Curriculum Chair:

Wayne Cavender, Dallas Institute of Funeral Service, Dallas, Texas


Program Chair:

David Coughran, St. Louis Community College, St. Louis, Missouri


Constitution Chair:

Leili McMurrough, Worsham College, Wheeling, IL


Accreditation Chair:

Mark Evely, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan


College and University Council Chair:

John Fritch, University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, Oklahoma


Accreditation Liaison Chair:

Venus N.R. Smith, Jefferson State Community College, Birmingham, Alabama


Non-Voting (Staff)


ABFSE Executive Director:

Robert C. Smith III


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