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Page A31 march 2023 FUNERAL HOME & CEMETERY NEWS Se c t i on A Your Playbook for 2023 to Grow and Protect Market Share Scan QR Code It’s time to make plans for the 2023 NFDA Professional Women’s Conference! We’ll be gathering in San Antonio, Texas, for the premier event for women in funeral service. Mark your calendar now so you have the opportunity to: • Be inspired by female-identifying and non-binary innovators shaping funeral service • Share stories about work-life successes and challenges • Experience new resources for yourself and the families you serve • Create lasting friendships Registration opens March 13! APPLY FOR A DAVID C. BAUE NFDA PROFESSIONAL WOMEN’S CONFERENCE SCHOLARSHIP! Each all-inclusive scholarship covers conference and event fees, a two-night hotel stay, and up to $500 in travel reimbursement. Twenty scholarships are available to all female and nonbinary funeral service professionals and students. 2023 NFDA PROFESSIONAL WOMEN’S CONFERENCE Save the Date! May 5-7, 2023 2023_PWC Save the Date_NOMIS 1-4 Ad.indd 1 2/13/23 9:26 AM NEWS Association CONTINUED STERLING,VA— The International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association (ICCFA) Educational Foundation was proud to award 42 scholarships to the ICCFA’s annual sales conference, DEAD Talks. These scholarships are made possible thanks to generous donors, who support the principle that the Educational Foundation was founded upon - that education is critical to the well-being and future of the deathcare profession. This year’s scholarship recipients represent ICCFA members from 16 states and are involved in all aspects of the profession. “I’m so proud that the ICCFA Educational Foundation was once again able to provide such a sizeable number of scholarships to DEAD Talks,” said Jim Price, president of the ICCFA Educational Foundation. “This conference is so valuable for deathcare sales professionals. The education that they receive from the leaders and innovators of this profession is an unparalleled opportunity with a lasting impact on their careers. As always, I would like to enthusiastically thank the Educational Foundation’s donors for their continued support and incredible generosity which allows us to offer these scholarships every year.” DEAD Talks 2023 took place January 11-13 in Las Vegas, NV at Horseshoe Las Vegas Hotel & Casino. Scholarship recipients received a complimentary registration to the event, which featured two and a half days of learning and networking. Sessions focused on enhancing and refining the skills of sales professionals and family counselors within deathcare. The 2023 DEAD Talks scholarship recipients were: Liza Altenburg, Oak View Cemetery, Royal Oak, MI; Joann Barton, Madison County Memorial Gardens, Richmond, KY; Pamela Brown, Hillside Cemetery, Wilton, CT; Kevin Butler, Sepio Guard, Laguna Niguel, CA; Michael Casey, All Souls Cemetery & Mortuary, Long Beach, CA; Lauren Christakos, The Arlington Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home, Cincinnati, OH; Trisha Clark,, Kutztown, PA; Michael Conti, Albany Diocesan Cemeteries, Menands, NY; Michelle Crandall, Life Expressions, Greenwood, CA; Leah Crane, Acacia Memorial Park & Funeral Home, Seattle, WA; Noel Cruz, Archdiocese of Los Angeles, Resurrection Catholic Cemetery, Rosemead, CA; Pierce Dempsey, Leaf Cremation, Acworth, GA; Misti Drew, Park Lawn Corporation, Paducah, KY; Shasta Ellis, Discount STL Cremation, Saint Louis, MO; Scott Eriksen, Cairn Partners, Woodlawn, WA; Julia Gillis, Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, MN; Sharon Glass, Seyler & Associates, LLC, Steelton, PA; Jackie Hartman, Smith Family Mortuaries, Derby, KS; Danielle Kreager, ArlingtonMemorial Gardens, Cincinnati, OH; Jessica Lopez, 324 Creative Agency, Dallas, TX; Kyle Mannix, Cooperative Funeral Fund, Inc, Madison, CT; Tina Marzano, Albany Diocesan Cemeteries, Albany, NY; Lisa McClain, The Arlington Memorial Gardens, Cincinnati, OH; Yolanda Mensik, Archdiocese of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA; Jake Miller, Return Home, Auburn, WA; Aubrey O’Byrne, Aubrey O’Byrne Co, Bethlehem, PA; Nathan Pace, Cairn Partners, Woodlawn, WA; Jarrod Patzer, Lindquist Mortuary, Ogden, UT; Olga Piehler, OpusXenta, Cincinnati, OH; Thomas Ripple,, Kutztown, PA; Kasheba Rollins-Fiscus, Envision Strategic Partners, Salt Lake City, UT; Manny Santizo, Los Angeles Archdiocese Cemeteries and Mortuaries, Los Angeles, CA; Robert Shalvey, Rest Haven Funeral Home and Memorial Park, Rockwall, TX; Brett Simon, Swan Law Funeral Directors, Colorado Springs, CO; Donna Tarutz, ICCFA Educational Foundation Awards 42 Scholarships to 2023 Dead Talks Sales Conference SharonMemorial Park, Sharon, MA; Lisa Tedesco, Albany Diocesan Cemeteries, Albany, NY; Melissa Theisen, Envision Strategic Partners, Salt Lake City, UT; Sammy Villanueva, Los Angeles Archdiocese Cemeteries and Mortuaries, Los Angeles, CA; Tacye Vogel, Life Tribute Academy, Colfax, CA; Andrea Williams, Elmlawn Memorial Park, Buffalo, NY; SommerWilliams, Woodmere Cemetery, Detroit, MI; and Robert Woodward, Emerald Hills Funeral Home, Kennedale, TX. Scholarship applications to attend the 2024 ICCFA DEAD Talks sales conference will be available in Fall 2023 at Additional information about the ICCFA Educational Foundation can be found at News Fun e r a l Home & C eme t e ry on l i ne Your Real Source. Anywhere. Anytime. Like