By the Division of Professional Licensure

Posted on: September 7, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.

Board of Registration in Embalming and Funeral Directing
1000 Washington Street 1st Floor Room 1D, Boston, MA 02118

DATE: September 12, 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
  • Report from Legal Counsel, Charles Kilb
  • Report from Christopher Carroll, Chief Investigator
  • National Exam Requirement
  • Future Revisions to Continuing Education Requirements
  • Regulations regarding registration types


  • Select Funeral Homes 99th Annual Meeting – Chicago, IL September 10-13

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


Type 6

  • John Heald
  • James Heald
  • Andrew McDonald
  • Jonele Bate


  • Craig Drolette
  • James Scopa
  • Alyssa Gagne
  • Molly Shore
  • Lauren Young
  • Katherine Knowles

Funeral Assistants (1st time)

  • Richard McDevitt
  • Nicholas Galvagno
  • Patrick D. Daly
  • James Ebersole
  • Paul Sidari
  • Richard Sargent
  • Joseph DeWolfe
  • William Carey


Roberts Mitchell Caruso Funeral Home

Wall Certificates

  • Riley-Antoine Funeral Home, Inc.

License Reinstatement

  • Brendan Fahy

Continuing Education Provider Applications:

International Order of the Golden Rule

  • How to Drive Leads on Social Media: It’s not Just ‘Good Will’ Marketing

Elite Continuing Education

  • It’s Not Your Father’s Funeral Home

The North American Division of the British Institute of Embalmers 2017 Conference – There’s Always A Way: New Thoughts & Techniques Equal New Skills

  • Cavity Treatment
  • Revisiting Cadaver Preparation –  Craig Caldwell, MBIE
  • You Only Have One Chance … But Sometimes More Can Be Done
  • Fluids – Standard Applications and Non-Traditional Applications That Surprisingly

    Work Amazingly Well

  • Back to Business: Redefining Cremation in the Mind of the Consumer
  • The Most Significant Details Combine to Create the Best Results in Body Preparation

The Golden Order

  • How to Drive Leads on Social Media: It’s Not Just ‘Good Will’ Marketing
  • Exchanging Information Online: What’s a Funeral Home to Do?

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.