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Section 4717.02(A) of the Revised Code
There is hereby created the Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors consisting of seven members to be appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate. Five members shall be licensed embalmers and practicing funeral directors, each with at least ten consecutive years of experience in this state immediately preceding the date of the person's appointment; one of these members shall be knowledgeable and experienced in operating a crematory. Two members shall represent the public; at least one of these members shall be at least sixty years of age.

Board Members licensed as embalmers and practicing funeral directors

Board Member City Term expires
Gregory Boyer Waverly 06/30/2016
Thomas T. Fleming, Treasurer Jefferson 06/30/2015
Robert J. Wasko Campbell 06/30/2017
Vacant   06/30/2018

Board Member licensed as embalmer and practicing funeral director with knowledge and experience in operating a crematory

Board Member City Term expires
Robert C. Carter, President Columbus 06/30/2014

Board Members representing the public

Board Member City Term expires
Linda M. Betzer, Vice President

History of Board Members

Board Staff

Executive Director Vanessa Niekamp
Inspectors Eric Anderson
Troy Seehase
Apprenticeships and Licensing Linda Clark
Continuing Education Pre-Need and Compliance Tracking Danny Finfrock
Board Operations Jarrod Williams
College Interns Katherine Shiplett

State of Ohio Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors
77 South High Street, 16th Floor, Columbus, Ohio 43215-6108
Phone: (614) 466-4252 Fax: (614) 728-6825
Email: oh.emb.bd@exchange.state.oh.us