American Board of Funeral Service Education


 ABFSE Board

ABFSE President: Joseph Finocchiaro
ABFSE Vice President: Cody Lopasky
ABFSE Secretary/Treasurer: Tony Moore
ABFSE Past President: Jolena Grande

President: Joseph Finocchiaro

Vice President: Cody Lopasky

Secretary/Treasurer: Tony Moore

Past President: Jolena Grande

Executive Committee



Joseph Finocchiaro, Pierce Mortuary Colleges, Dallas, Texas


Vice President:

Cody Lopasky, Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service, Houston, Texas



Tony Moore, Northampton Community College, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania


NFDA Representative:

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


NFD&MA Representative:

George J. Durham, Jr., President, Phone: 336-272-8168


CANA Representative:

Barbara Kemmis, Executive Director, Phone: 312-245-1077


Past President:

Jolena Grande, Cypress College, Cypress, California


Non-Voting Advisory Committee Chairs


Scholarship Chair:

Sara Moss, NFDA, Milwaukee, WI


National Board Exam Liaison Chair:



Curriculum Chair:

Jzyk Ennis, Jefferson State Community College, Birmingham, AL


Program Chair:

Faith Haug, Arapahoe Community College, Littleton, CO.


Bylaws Chair:

Audrina Dollar, Mid-America College of Funeral Service, Jeffersonville, Indiana


Accreditation Chair:

Mark Evely, Wayne State Univ., Detroit, MI


College and University Council Chair:

Jolena Grande, Cypress College, Cypress, California


Accreditation Liaison Chair:

Michael LuBrant, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Minneapolis, Minnesota


Non-Voting (Staff)


ABFSE Executive Director:

Robert C. Smith III


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