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 four-year terms and are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.
 
Statute
 
 
Contact Information
LARA – Corporations, Securities, and Commercial Licensing

Name: Linda Clegg 

Phone: (517) 335-6073 

FAX: (517) 373-2162

Web: www.michigan.gov/mortuaryscience

Email: CleggL@michigan.gov 

 
Members
 
Mark Canale, Marquette
Representing professionals 
Term expires 6/30/21
 
Thomas Chrzanowski, Taylor
Representing the general public 
Term expires 6/30/21
 
Kathleen Barone, Coldwater
Representing professionals
Term expires 6/30/21

Mary Ochalek, Milan
Representing professionals
Term expires 6/30/22

Ronald (Lee) Karelse, Belmont
Representing professionals
Term expires 6/30/22
 
Priscilla Mitchell, Lansing
Reprenting the general public
Term expires 6/30/23
 
India Ramsey, Detroit
Representing professionals
Term expires 6/30/23
 
Kristen Gilbreath, Mt. Pleasant
Represents the general public 
Term expires 6/30/24
 
Brian Joseph, Grosse Pointe Woods
Representing professionals 
Term expires 6/30/24