By the Division of Professional Licensure

Posted on: August 10, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.

Board of Registration in Embalming and Funeral Directing

 1000 Washington Street 1st Floor Room 1D, Boston, MA 02118

DATE: August 15, 2017 TIME:  10:00 a.m.


Notice of Meeting 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

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:


  • Dean Hickey                                      
  • Anjulia Rider                                     
  • Michael McGaffigan                          
  • Jasmine Laietmark                             
  • Michael Randone                                           
  • Zachary Nadeau                                             
  • Kati McCarron                                               
  • Joshua Fiore

Funeral Assistants (1st time)

  • Joseph Machado, Jr.
  • James Hickey                                     
  • Stephen Minkofsky                            
  • Brian Abt                                                       
  • John Wojcik                                       
  • William Harnois    

  Funeral Assistants (Transition from Apprentice)

  • Justin Moreau


Type 3

  • Lynn Hathaway-Viveiros

Type 6

  • Michael McCormack

Wall Certificates

  • Tighe Hamilton Regional Funeral Home Inc.
  • Bartlett Funeral Home
  • Sowiecki Funeral Home
  • Miles Funeral Home
  • Miles-Sterling Funeral Home

Continuing Education Provider Applications:

The Dodge

  • The Dodge 2017 Wreaths across America Project
  • Operational Overview of the Charles C. Carson Center , United States Port Mortuary
  • Operational Overview of the Fisher House for Families of Our Nation’s Fallen Heroes
  • Operational Overview of Arlington National Cemetery
  • Our Mission



  • 2017 Fall Management Conference

Selected Independent

  • Selected Independent Funeral Homes 2017 Annual Meeting

Kates Boylston

  • Cremation Innovations Summit
  • Twelfth Annual Funeral Service Business Plan Conference
  • Seventh Annual Cremation Strategies Conference
  • Cremation Innovation Summit


  • Cremation Certification Program-Cleveland, OH
  • Certified Preplanning Consultant (CPC) Seminar-Boston, MA
  • Webinar: Using Social Media to Grow your Funeral Home and Generate Leads
  • The Future of Formaldehyde Use in Embalming
  • It’s Easy Green: Getting Started with the Green Funeral Practices Program

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.