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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 

Angela McKenzie-Tucker, President
Rob Gaskill, Vice-President
Portland
Estacada
Cemetery Operator
Embalmer / Funeral Service Practitioner
Nancy Felton, Board Secretary/Treasurer
Tigard
Cemetery Operator
David Bone
Oregon City
Embalmer / Funeral Service Practitioner
Beatrice Gilmore Portland
Public Member
Elizabeth Pacheco
Merrill Public Member
Randy Tjaden
Tualatin
Embalmer
Debra C. Harris
Portland
Public Member
Craig Collins
Portland
Funeral Service Provider
Melissa Porter
Prineville
Public Member
Ruggiero Canizares
EugenePublic Member



Board Officers:

Angela McKenzie‐Tucker, President

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Angela has worked in the death care industry for over fifteen years and has held a variety of positions. She started as an apprentice, obtained her Funeral Service Practitioner/Embalmer’s license and then became the General Manager of Ross Hollywood Chapel, Gateway Little Chapel of the Chimes, Caldwell’s Hennessey, Goetsch and McGee and Zeller Chapel of the Roses. In 2016, she was promoted to General Manager of Lincoln Memorial Park and Funeral Home in SE Portland. In 2018, Angela took on the role of Market Manager for the Mountain Midwest area which is located in Northern Colorado and Western Nebraska. Currently, Angela is the Oregon Market Director for Service Corporation International.

A Montana native, Angela moved to Portland to attend mortuary school at Mt. Hood Community College. She is passionate about funeral service and especially loves training and mentoring new apprentices. Active in the community, Angela was the Chairperson of the Portland Veterans Day Parade for five years, President of the Hollywood Boosters Business Association for two years and President of the Mt. Hood Community College Foundation Board. She has been serving as an OMCB board member since 2017. She is excited to take on the role of Board Chair and looks forward to serving the great State of Oregon in this capacity.


Rob Gaskill, Vice President

Rob began working in the funeral service profession in 1984. At the age of 19, he was the youngest licensed funeral director in the entire State of Oregon. Rob has spent most of his career in Portland and then went to work for Estacada Funeral Chapel and Sandy Funeral Home in 2002. He moved his family to Estacada in 2005 and purchased Estacada Funeral Chapel in 2016. He has immersed himself in the community by serving in various capacities for his church, the City Council, the City Budget Committee, the Arts Commission, and two retirement housing facilities. Rob also serves as the Chairman of Mt. Hood Hospice Board and is the former Chamber of Commerce President. He is really enjoying serving as an OMCB board member and finds it a great learning experience and feels like he has a good grasp on being an advocate for the public and the profession.


Nancy Felton, Secretary/Treasurer

Nancy has worked in the funeral & cemetery industry for over 42 years and began her career in 1978 at Portland Memorial, where she started in the bookkeeping department. After working various clerical positions at Portland Memorial, she became licensed as a Funeral Service Practitioner in 1986. In 1987, Portland Memorial sold and Nancy became the Manager for Forest Lawn Cemetery in Gresham until 1989, when she became the Manager for Sunnyside Little Chapel of the Chimes/Chimes Memorial Gardens. In 1995, Nancy accepted the position as General Manager of Crescent Grove Cemetery in Tigard and continues to work in that capacity. Nancy has served as a board member for the Cmemtery Association of Oregon from 1992-2010 and 2015-2017, and served as President and Secretary. She served as the Cememtery Assocation of Oregon's liaison wtih the Oregon Mortuary and Cemetery Board for over 20 years. In 2017, Nancy was appointed as an OMCB board member and now is the Secretary/Treasurer.

Nancy resides in East County wtih her husband Wayne; she loves spending time with her family and cherishes her grandchildren.


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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