President and Acting Secretary – Barbara Blaylock is a primary care physician whose involvement in FCAME grew out of an active interest in optimizing end-of-life care as well as patient- and family-centered health care.
Vice President, Director of Communications & Government Affairs – Brian Ditzler is a retired communications and public affairs executive who was director of communications for several different divisions in IBM for a number of years.
Treasurer – Pat Cascio had a career in IBM large systems sales and education. Now retired, she serves on the boards of four small local non-profit organizations, variously as treasurer, secretary, and newsletter editor. She is drawn to FCAME because of its mission, dedication, and good will.
Financial and Membership Assistant – Dimitrios Rizos keeps the books and maintains the membership list. Dimitrios is a graduate student at Georgetown University pursuing a Master of Arts in Applied Economics. His involvement with FCAME grew out of his family having paid an exorbitant amount for a funeral and burial
Board member at large – Jennifer Round Browne is owner of Bethesda Face and Body and is a licensed massage therapist and esthetician (skin care expert). Her interest in death care education and advocacy grew after she had to plan her funeral for a college sociology class, and had an unhappy personal experience with a cemetery monument company.
Telephone Respondent – Blanche Ventura is a hospice nurse with Montgomery Hospice who answers phone inquiries as our telephone respondent.
Community Liaison – Audrey Sellers is an independent living specialist who considered a career in mortuary science but decided to apply her passion for helping those in need to other venues.