By the Division of Professional Licensure

Posted on: July 6, 2017 at 8:00 a.m.

Board of Registration in Embalming and Funeral Directing 
1000 Washington Street 1st Floor Room 1D, Boston, MA 02118
DATE: July 11, 2017 TIME:  10:00 a.m.

Notice of Meetign and Topics

10:00am – Meeting called to order:

  • Discuss housekeeping and evacuation plan

Board Business:

  • Review Minutes
  • Report from Executive Director, Michael Hawley
  • Report from Legal Counsel, Charles Kilb
  • Report from Christopher Carroll, Chief Investigator


  • New Pre-Need Contract

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

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

Application review:


  • David Hunter
  • Sienna Pierce

Funeral Assistants (1st time)

  • Joseph Machado, Jr.
  • John Wojcik
  • Dale Paradise
  • Thomas Robinson
  • Kevin Giguere
  • Donnell Harvey
  • Sean Dennis
  • Joshua Adams
  • Lilia Kozikowski
  • Michael Hubbard

Funeral Establishment Certificate Application:

  • Tighe Hamilton Regional Funeral Home Inc.
  • Bartlett Funeral Home
  • Sowiecki Funeral Home

Continuing Education Provider Applications:


  • Home Study-2017 All-Staff Annual FTC Funeral Rule Review
  • What Happens to Your Families Following the Funeral
  • Certified Preplanning Consultant (CPC) Program

Funeral Service Academy

  • Communicable Disease and Funeral Professionals
  • OSHA Compliance Guidance for Funeral Homes-Part 1
  • OSHA Compliance Guidance for Funeral Homes-Part 2

Elite Continuing Education

  • Complying with the Federal Trade Commission
  • Dealing with Difficult People
  • Employment Law
  • Formaldehyde Monitoring
  • Grief and the Role of the Funeral Professional
  • Managing Stress
  • Marketing Within Your Community
  • OSHA and CDC Compliance
  • Preneed Sales
  • Professionals Ethics-1Hr
  • Professional Ethics-2Hr

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.