Board of Examiners in Mortuary Science

The Michigan Board of Examiners in Mortuary Science was created under Article 18 of Public Act 299 of 1980, as amended to license and regulate the practice of mortuary science and funeral establishments in Michigan. Article 18 defines the practice of mortuary science as the practice of embalming or the practice of funeral directing, or both. A funeral establishment is defined as a place of business used in the care and preparation for burial or transportation of a dead human body. The Board works with the Department to oversee the practice of mortuary science licensees, residential trainees, and funeral homes.
 
The board consists of 9 members: 6 professional members, and 3 public members. Each member serves 4 year terms.
 
Statute
 
 
Contact Information
LARA – Corporations, Securities, and Commercial Licensing
Phone: (517) 241-9221
FAX: (517) 373-2162
 
Members
 
Stephen Linder, Okemos
Term expires June 30, 2019
Represents the General Public
 
Rodney Wakeman, Saginaw
Term expires June 30, 2019
Represents Professionals
 
Patrick Miller, Troy
Term expires June 30, 2020
Represents the General Public 
 
Mark Ransford, Caro
Term expires June 30, 2020
Represents Professionals 
 
Mark Canale, Marquette
Term expires June 30, 2021
Represents Professionals 
 
Thomas Chrzanowski, Taylor
Term expires June 30, 2021
Represents the General Public 
 
Kathleen Barone, Coldwater
Term expires June 30, 2021
Represents Professionals
 
Mary Ochalek, Milan
Term expires June 30, 2022
Represents Professionals

Ronald (Lee) Karelse, Belmont
Term expires June 30, 2022
Represents Professionals