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About the Board

The Board licenses and regulates individual death care professionals and the facilities where they work.

The mission of the Board is to protect public health, safety and welfare by fairly and efficiently performing its licensing, inspection and enforcement duties; by promoting professional behavior and standards in all facets of the Oregon death care industry; and, by maintaining constructive relationships with licensees, those they serve and others with an interest in the Board's activities.

The Board's work affects those who have suffered a loss, those who make final arrangements for themselves or others, and those who provide death care goods and services. It is the Board's responsibility to license and regulate the practice of individuals and facilities engaged in the care, preparation, processing, transportation and final disposition of human remains.

The Board has eleven volunteer members appointed by the Governor. It includes seven individuals representing the death care industry and four public members. Board members are appointed for four-year terms. The Board has a full-time staff of six. The Board supports itself through fees from licensing, examination, and death record filing. 

The Oregon Mortuary and Cemetery Board is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer.

Current Board Members 

David Bone, President Oregon City Embalmer / Funeral Service Practitioner
Angela McKenzie-Tucker, Vice President Portland Cemetery Operator, For Profit
Nancy Felton, Board Secretary/Treasurer Tigard Cemetery Operator, Non Profit
Beatrice Gilmore Portland
Public Member
Elizabeth Pacheco
Merrill Public Member
Randy Tjaden
Deb Harris

Public Member
Rob Gaskill
Embalmer / Funeral Service Practitioner
Craig Collins
Funeral Service Provider
Melissa Porter
Public Member

Last updated June 16, 2021

Members are volunteers serving 4 year terms. Members are appointed by the Governor & confirmed by the Senate. Individuals interested in serving on the Mortuary and Cemetery Board, or any of the other Boards and Commissions in the State of Oregon, can find out more information on the Governor's Website, or by contacting the Board's Executive Director.

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