By the Division of Professional Licensure

Posted on: June 8, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.

Board of Registration in Embalming and Funeral Directing
1000 Washington Street 1st Floor Room 1D, Boston, MA 02118
DATE: June 13, 2017 TIME:  10:00 a.m.


10:00am – Meeting called to order:

  • Discuss housekeeping and evacuation plan

Board Business:

  • Review Minutes
  • Report from Executive Director, Michael Hawley
    • Licensure processing improvements
    • Introducing New Associate Executive Director, Thomas F. Burke
  • Report from Legal Counsel, Charles Kilb
  • Report from Christopher Carroll, Chief Investigator


  • American Board of Funeral Service Education Committee actions

Executive Session- Candidate Interviews & Review of Examination [(Closed Session Pursuant to M.G.L. c. 30A, § 21]

Quasi-Judicial Session [Closed session pursuant to G.L. c. 30A §18, 5(d)]:

Investigative Session: Cases, Investigative Conference, Settlement Offers [Closed Session Pursuant to M.G.L. c. 112, § 65C] 

Application review:

Type 3

  • Daniel Holland
  • Gregory Galanti           

Type 6

  • James Farrell
  • Christopher Demeule
  • Alexzandria Norris
  • Liza Albarelli
  • Brianna Lincoln


  • Dana Malozzi
  • Samantha Kroll
  • Cassandra Fett
  • Haley Jordan
  • David Hunter
  • Patrick Sullivan
  • Nicole Simulynas
  • Brianna Anzalone

Funeral Assistants (1st time)

  • Francis Fox
  • William Grinley
  • Robert Pearson
  • Michael Hubbard
  • Sean Dennis
  • Antonio Matarese

Funeral Establishment Certificate Application:

  • Tighe Hamilton – Conditional approval pending completion of application requirements

Continuing Education Provider Applications:


  • Webinar: avoiding Hiring Risks and Pitfalls
  • Cremation Certification Program-Hackensack, NJ
  • Arranger Training-Ankeny, IA
  • Breakout By Office
  • Facing Association Challenges Together
  • Critical Issue: A 50 State View of the Opioid Epidemic
  • Aftercare: Strengthen Your Families and Business
  • Certified Preplanning Consultant Program
  • Embalming and Reconstructive Techniques for Minor to Severe Trauma
  • A Father’s Reflections on the Value of Open Casket Viewing
  • Create Experiences, Gain Market Share
  • Smart Hiring, Smart Firing
  • Providing Care Through the Grief Wrong
  • How the Future of EDRS Affects You
  • Recreating Physical Features for Identification
  • Best Practices for Burial at Sea
  • Creating a Life of Legacy
  • Understanding Suicide and Its Effects on Grief
  • Engage Consumers with Have the Talk of a Lifetime
  • Is a Ban on Formaldehyde Coming?
  • Tales from the Courthouse: Scary (and a few funny) Lessons
  • Understanding Legal Issues in the Arrangement Conference
  • Partnering with your Local Donor Organization
  • Decomp Doubters: Turning “Nays” into “Yays”
  • How “Zoomers”, Millennials and Generation Z buy and How They are Challenging Your Sacred Cows.
  • Transforming Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Trauma
  • Everyone Communicates, Few Connect
  • 10 Technologies That Will Transform Your Business
  • FTC Funeral Rule: Reducing Your Risk
  • Bringing Ritual to Cremation Arranging
  • Your Firm’s Culture: People, Performance, and Profit
  • Quality Presentation from Embalming to the Final Touch!
  • Personality Types and Successful Communication
  • Apple 101: How to Make your iPhone Work for You
  • Self-care for the Funeral Professional
  • The New Osha Penalties for Non-Compliance
  • Overcoming Objections During the Arrangement
  • Getting Grace: Inside the Funeral Director’s Studio
  • Ireland is Green and Growing
  • Distracted Driving: Increase Awareness in Your Community
  • A Vital Part: the Embalmers Heart
  • Your Value Statement: The Key to Success in the Arrangement Conference
  • Beyond Price: Your Guide to Mastering Cremation Phone Inquiries
  • Embalming 2.0 the Art of Clinical Care
  • Build Connections Through Confident Networking
  • 2017 NFDA International Convention Expo

Cremation Association of North America

  • CANA’s 99th Annual Cremation Innovation Convention

International Cemetery, Cremation & Funeral Association

  • 2017 ICCFA University, College of Sales and Marketing
  • 2017 ICCFA University, College of Cremation Services
  • 2017 ICCFA University, College of Leadership Administration & Management
  • 2017 ICCFA University, College of 21st Century Services
  • 2017 ICCFA University, College of International Studies
  • 2017 ICCFA University, College of Land Management & Grounds Operations

Kates-Boylston Publications

  • Funeral Service Business Plan Conference
  • Cremation Strategies Conference

Memoriams, by Ancestry

  • Obituary Best Practices and the Newspaper Industry

International Order of the Golden Rule

  • Harness the Power of Google & Facebook Reviews and Other feedback to Better Serve families
  • Investing in Key Employees
  • Behind the Scenes of the JFK Assassination: Lessons for Today’s Funeral Director
  • Trends in Funeral Merchandising and Selection Room Design

Open session for topics not reasonably anticipated 48 hoursin advance of meeting:   

Reasonable accommodations or modifications will be provided to individuals with disabilities to participate in the Board in Registration in Embalming & Funeral Directing meeting. All requests should be directed to Cheryl Yebba by calling 617-727-4992 or TTY/TDD:  (617) 727-2099 by 24 hours prior to the meeting. While the Division will attempt to honor all requests, those requests received after 24 hours to the meeting may not be provided due to feasibility.