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Board Members

Section 4717.02(A) of the Revised Code
There is hereby created the Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors consisting of seven members to be appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate. Five members shall be licensed embalmers and practicing funeral directors, each with at least ten consecutive years of experience in this state immediately preceding the date of the person's appointment; one of these members shall be knowledgeable and experienced in operating a crematory. Two members shall represent the public; at least one of these members shall be at least sixty years of age.

Board Members licensed as embalmers and practicing funeral directors

Board Member City Term expires
Gregory Boyer Waverly 06/30/2016
Thomas T. Fleming Jefferson 06/30/2015
Robert J. Wasko Campbell 06/30/2017
Pamela Williams-Briggs Mansfield 06/30/2013

Board Member licensed as embalmer and practicing funeral director with knowledge and experience in operating a crematory

Board Member CityTerm expires
Robert C. CarterColumbus06/30/2014

Board Members representing the public

Board Member CityTerm expires
Linda M. Betzer
Chesterland
06/30/2015
Ty D. Marsh
Columbus
06/30/2014

Board Staff

Executive Director Vanessa Niekamp
Inspectors Eric Anderson
Troy Seehase
Apprenticeships and Licensing Linda Clark
Continuing Education and Board Fiscal Danny Finfrock
Pre-Need and Board Operations Jarrod Williams


State of Ohio Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors
77 South High Street, 16th Floor, Columbus, Ohio 43215-6108
Phone: (614) 466-4252 Fax: (614) 728-6825
Email: oh.emb.bd@funeral.ohio.gov