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
 
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
Represents Professionals
Term expires June 30, 2022

Ronald (Lee) Karelse, Belmont
Represents Professionals
Term expires June 30, 2022
 
Priscilla Mitchell, Lansing
Reprenting the general public
Term expires June 30, 2023
 
India Ramsey, Detroit
Represents Professionals
Term expires June 30, 2023