Embalming and Funeral Board Meeting Notice and Agenda, 12/12/2017

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
10 a.m. - 10 a.m.


1000 Washington Street, 1D, Boston, MA 02118

Overview of Embalming and Funeral Board Meeting Notice and Agenda, 12/12/2017

Posted on 12/6/2017 at 7:00 p.m.

Board of Registration in Embalming and Funeral Directing

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

DATE: December 12, 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


    • Licensure processing improvements


  • Report from Legal Counsel, Charles Kilb and Peter Kelley


  • Report from Christopher Carroll, Chief Investigator


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


  • Lisa Wolfsen


Type 6 (downgrade from Type 3)


  • Brian T Beale




  • Matthew Mazzuchelli


    Funeral Assistants (1st time)


  • David Golden

  • William Marani

  • Glenn Nadir


    Funeral Establishment Certificate Application:


  • Fowler-Kennedy Funeral Home


    Wall Certificates


  • Tighe Hamilton Funeral Home

  • Silva Funeral Home

  • Dewhirst & Boles Funeral Home


    Continuing Education Provider Applications:


    Funeral Service Academy


  • Funeral Home Safety Overview

  • Safety Within Funeral Homes

  • OSHA Compliance Guidance for Funeral Homes (composite course)

  • OSHA Compliance Guidance for Funeral Homes – Part 1

  • OSHA Compliance Guidance for Funeral Homes – Part 2

  • Complying with the Federal Trade Commission Funeral Rule

  • Grief and Cultural Competence: The African American Diaspora

  • Grief and Cultural Competence: Hispanic Traditions

  • Grief and Cultural Competence: Jewish Traditions

  • Embalming: Autopsies & Organ/Tissue Donors

  • Embalming: Diseases & Conditions

  • Communicable Disease and Funeral Professionals


    International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association


  • 2018 Wide World of Sales Conference




  • Post-it, Pause, and Prevail: Self-care for the Funeral Professional

  • Do-It-Yourself Memorials (with a Little Help from the Funeral Director)

  • NFDA Arranger Training Program – Various Locations in 2018


    International Order of the Golden Rule


  • 2018 Young Professionals Event


    Memoriams by Ancestry


  • Obituary Best Practices & The Newspaper Industry



    Open session for topics not reasonably anticipated 48 hours in 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.