Kansas Board of Mortuary Arts

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Board Members

Members

Theresa Schwartz, President, Consumer, Lawrence
Steve Melby,  Vice President, Licensee, Mankato
Barry Bedene, Licensee, Arma
William L. "Bill" Cozine, Licensee, Wichita
Randy Duncan, Consumer, Brookville


Administrative Staff

Mack Smith, Executive Secretary
Francis Mills, Funeral Home/Crematory Inspector
Sherry Fergel, Office Manager/Administrative Specialist


Congratulations to Barry Bedene, who was recently appointed to the Board by Governor Sam Brownback.  Barry, a licensee from Arma, Kansas, and a veteran of 21 years on the KSBMA, replaces Fred Holroyd.  Fred, a licensee from Topeka, retired after 40+ years of serving families at Penwell-Gabel Funeral Homes.  We welcome Barry and thank Fred for his many contributions to the KSBMA!

Assistant Attorney General Jan Arndt is the new attorney to the KSBMA.  She replaces Lisa Mendoza, who is currently working on a project at the Attorney General's Office.  ADDED 12-4-2013 

                                                             Theresa Schwartz                                  Steven Melby          
                                
                                                                                                                                     President Theresa Schwartz                                                                     Vice President Steve Melby
                                              





     
                         Bill Cozine                  Randy Duncan                           Barry Bedene
    
                                                                                                 Board Member Bill Cozine                               Board Member Randy Duncan                                         Board Member Barry Bedene
                                      





  Mack Smith            Francis Mills                                                             
                                                                                                    Executive Secretary Mack Smith                        Inspector Francis Mills
  

                   

                        photo of Steve Phillips                                                 Lisa Mendoza

                                                                                                       Litigation Attorney Steve Phillips                                                                              Board Attorney Lisa Mendoza

                      Board, Lisa and Mack   
                                                                                                                                                                                                    January 2013

2014  Regularly Scheduled Board Meeting dates: April 10, July 10, and October 9

Board Meeting Minutes from the January 9, 2014 Meeting will be published once they are approved at the April 10, 2014 Meeting and time allows.

Board Meeting Minutes (for the meeting of 10/10/2013) ADDED 4/7/2014

Board Meeting Minutes (for the meeting of 7/18/2013)

Board Meeting Minutes (for the meeting of 4/11/2013)

Board Meeting Minutes (for the meeting of 1/10/2013)

Board Meeting Minutes (for the meeting of 10/11/2012)

Board Meeting Minutes (for the meeting of 7/12/2012)

Board Meeting Minutes (for the meeting of 4/12/2012)

Board Meeting Minutes (for the meeting of 1/12/2012) 

Board Meeting Minutes (for the meeting of 10/13/2011) 

Board Meeting Minutes  (for the meeting of 7/14/2011)

Board Meeting Minutes  (for the meeting of 4/14/2011)

Board Meeting Minutes  (for the meeting of 1/13/2011)

Board Meeting Minutes  (for the meeting of 10/14/2010)

Board Meeting Minutes  (for the meeting of 7/8/2010)

Board Meeting Minutes  (for the meeting of 4/8/2010)

Board Meeting Minutes  (for the meeting of 1/14/2010) 

Board Meeting Minutes  (for the meeting of 10/8/2009)

Board Meeting Minutes  (for the meeting of 7/9/2009)

Board Meeting Minutes  (for the meeting of 4/9/2009)

Board Meeting Minutes  (for the meeting of 1/8/2009)

Board Meeting Minutes  (for the meeting of 10/9/2008)

Board Meeting Minutes  (for the meeting of 7/10/2008)

Board Meeting Minutes of the meeting of 4/10/2008

Board Meeting Minutes of the meeting of 1/10/2008  

Board Meeting Minutes  of 10/11/2007 

Board Meeting Minutes  of 7/12/2007   

Board Meeting Minutes of 4/12/2007   

Board Meeting Minutes of January 11, 2007

Board Meeting Minutes of October 12, 2006

Board Meeting Minutes of July 12-13, 2006 

Board Meeting Minutes of April 13, 2006

KSBMA Report presented at  the KFDA 2008 Annual Convention

Board Meeting Minutes of January 12, 2006

Board Meeting Minutes of October 6, 2005

Board Meeting Minutes of July 7, 2005

Board Meeting Minutes of April 14, 2005

Board Meeting Minutes of January 6, 2005

Board Meeting Minutes of October 7, 2004

Board Meeting Minutes of July 1, 2004


Roster of Board Member Appointments   
The following link will connect you to a list of actions taken by the Board against licensees or applicants for licensure since January 1, 2003

Board Actions since January 1, 2003 Additional information can be obtained through the KSBMA office.


Other State Boards

A complete roster of all state boards can be found at the web site of the International Conference of Funeral Service Examining boards at :  ICFSEB

Mortuary Colleges

A complete roster of all Mortuary Colleges accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education can be found at:  ABFSE Directory of Accredited Mortuary Colleges


Last Updated: April 7,  2014




State of Kansas Board of Mortuary Arts

700 SW Jackson Street, Suite 904   -  Topeka, Kansas 66603-3733
phone: (785) 296-3980  -  fax: (785) 296-0891
 -  email: boma1@ksbma.ks.gov

Business Hours: 8 a.m.-12:00 p.m. & 12:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday


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