Funeral Directors and Donation: Ask the Experts!

Includes a Live Web Event on 12/15/2022 at 2:00 PM (EST)

Coordinating donation with funeral homes is a critical part of eye banking and a strong relationship can lead to an increase in the number of potential donors.  A challenging relationship can often create obstacles to donation.  During this webinar, three licensed funeral directors share their experiences as funeral directors and provide tips to overcome difficult situations and create strong partnerships with funeral homes. A large portion of time will be dedicated at the end of the session for the audience to ask the speakers specific questions related to working with funeral directors. 

Attendees will learn:

  • Ways to develop and improve relationships with funeral directors
  • The role and responsibilities of a funeral director
  • Tips for navigating challenging situations with funeral homes

Attend this session to learn best practices for interacting with funeral directors, and to ask questions to licensed funeral directors in the donation community! 

Amanda King

Funeral Director/Embalmer

B.C. Bailey Funeral Home/Frigid Fluids

Amanda Marie Eilis King, CFSP, is an Embalmer and Funeral Director holding licensure in multiple states. She completed her embalming apprenticeship under Vernie R. Fountain, as well as extensive training in postmortem reconstructive work. In addition to her AAS in Mortuary Science from ACC in Colorado, Amanda holds a B.S. from Skidmore College for Studio Art and Biology, and a Post-Baccalaureate degree from the Maryland Institute College of Art. Her approach to Funeral Service is from an artistic standpoint. She is also an educator who specializes in and teaches reconstructive work and cosmetic application. Her contributions in the field outside of the funeral home include articles, illustrations, and photography for trade journals. Currently she is a Funeral Director and Embalmer for B.C. Bailey Funeral Home, and also does freelance work as AMEK Graphics, as well as being an embalming specialist with Frigid Fluid Company.

Sarah Czajkowski, CTBS, LFD

Technical Ocular Specialist/Community Liaison

CORE

Sarah is a graduate of the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science and Point Park University. She served the community of Wexford, PA as a Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer before joining the Center Organ Recovery and Education (CORE) as a Recovery Coordinator and later transitioned to the CORE Medical Examiner Liaison for the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office where she worked to strengthen the relationship between the two agencies. In January 2020, Sarah accepted a new role, as the Technical Ocular Specialist/Community Liaison for the CORE Eye Bank where divides her time between evaluating and processing corneal tissue and expanding relationships with corneal surgeons and the eye banking community.

Lori Miller, CEBT

Executive Director

Oklahoma Lions Eye Bank

Lori Miller, CEBT, graduated from University of Central Oklahoma with a BS in Mortuary Science in 1997. She received an Honorable Discharge from the United States Army Reserves in May of 1998, achieving the rank of E5 (Sergeant). Lori has been a licensed funeral director and embalmer since March of 1998, having worked at various funeral homes in the OKC Metro since then, and currently still hold those licenses. Lori began working in eye banking in July 2008. She earned her CEBT certificate in October 2009, and has been he Executive Director of Oklahoma Lions Eye Bank since March 2015.

Fred Jordan, FSL

Director of Development

Miracles in Sight

Fred Jordan, FSL, has been in eye banking since 1995 and full-time with Miracles In Sight since 2001. Fred is a licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer in North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas. Over his many years with Miracles In Sight, Fred has fulfilled the roles of Surgical Recovery Specialist, Lab Technician, Professional Development Specialist and is now Director of Development. He currently serves on the EBAA Donor, Partner and Community Relations Committee.

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Funeral Directors and Donation: Ask the Experts!
12/15/2022 at 2:00 PM (EST)   |  60 minutes
12/15/2022 at 2:00 PM (EST)   |  60 minutes
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Live Viewing: 1.00 CEU credit and certificate available
Live Viewing: 1.00 CEU credit and certificate available