Board of Directors 2019-2020

President
Thomas L. Hemmerle - About
Barnett-Strother Funeral Home
2285 N. Main St.
Madisonville, Ky.  42431
(270) 821-7135
Fax: (270) 821-1001
www.barnettstrother.com

President-Electalt
Mary F. Steele - About
Arnett & Steele Funeral Home
106 S. Cherry St.
Pineville, KY  40977
(606) 337-2045
Fax: (606) 337-2046
www.arnettsteele.com

Secretary/Treasurer
Evan J. Strong -
About
Evan J. Strong Funeral Services
5502 2 St., SW
Calgary, Alberta  T2H 0G9
(403) 265-1199
Fax: (403) 265-1190
www.evanjstrong.com

Immediate Past President
Adam Miles Martin - About
Martin Funeral, Cremation & Tribute Services
1194 E. Mt. Morris Rd.
Mt. Morris, MI  48458
(810) 686-2210
Fax: (810) 686-0317
www.martinfuneralhome.com


Directors

 

Paul A. Hummel, III - About
Hummel Funeral Homes, Inc.
500 E. Exchange St.
Akron, OH  44304
(330) 253-6126
Fax: (330) 253-4300
www.hummelcares.com

 

Raffy S. Jose - About
President and CEO, Arlington Memorial Chapels, Inc.—Quezon City, Manila,
Philippines
www.arlingtonph.com


Christopher B. Miller - About
Thomas Miller Mortuary & Crematory
1118 E. 6th St.
Corona, CA  92879
(951) 737-3244
Fax: (951) 737-3271
www.thomasmillermortuary.com

 

Jamie Wieting - About
Wieting Family Funeral Home
411 W. Main St.
Chilton, WI  53014
(920) 849-4941
Fax: (920) 849-9245
www.wietingfuneralhome.com

 

Adam Miles Martin is the president of Martin Funeral, Cremation & Tribute Services in Mt. Morris, MI. He attended the University of Nevada in Las Vegas, Mott Community College in Flint, and Wayne State University in Detroit where he studied Mortuary Science. Adam is involved in his community outside the firm as well. He is president of the Greater Mt. Morris Chamber of Commerce, vice-president of Friends of the Mt. Morris Library, and a member of the Kiwanis Club of Mt. Morris.

Paul A. Hummel, III  has been working with his father since 1987. He is a graduate of St. Vincent-St. Mary's High School and the University of Akron. Paul is a member of St. Vincent Catholic Church. He is involved with Rotary Club of Akron, Boy Scouts of America, Mobile Meals and Bluecoats Incorporated. Paul lives in Akron with his wife, Jennifer, and their two daughters, Caroline and Maggie.

Evan J. Strong is the founder and owner of Evan J. Strong Funeral Services in Calgary, Alberta Canada. Evan is a graduate of McMaster University and Humber College where he received his funeral service education. He is a member of Rotary International and the Knights of Columbus. Evan and his firm are active within the Calgary community in many charities and non-profit organizations.

Thomas L. Hemmerle is the owner of Barnett-Strother Funeral Home in Madisonville, KY. He earned a degree in Mortuary Science from Arapahoe Community College and has been a licensed funeral director since 1996 and a licensed embalmer since 2006. Hemmerle is a member of Christ the King Catholic Church and The Knights of Columbus, the world's largest Catholic fraternal service organization.

Mary F. Steele, CFSP, CPC, CCO is co-owner of Arnett & Steele Funeral Home in Pineville, KY. She has been a licensed funeral director and embalmer since 1991 and is both a graduate of nursing school and of Mid-America College of Funeral Service. Mary served as the first woman president of the Funeral Directors Association of Kentucky. Mrs. Steele brings a lot of experience to the Board having received numerous honors and awards including the NFDA Initiative Award (2007) and the OGR Community Service Award (2008). She also serves on the Advisory Board for Mid America College of Funeral Service, formerly served on the Southeast Community and Technical College Funeral School’s Advisory Board, and is a Certified Preplanning Consultant and Certified Crematory Operator.

Raffy Jose is President and CEO, Arlington Memorial Chapels, Inc.—Quezon City, Manila, Philippines. His education includes a B.S. in Business Management from the Ateneo De Manila University; post graduate course: Managing Family Corporations at the Asian Institute of Management (AIM); and Celebrant Training at the In-Sight Institute. He served as Rotary Club Centennial President (2005), was the first Celebrant in Asia and the Philippines after receiving training from the In-Sight Institute (2002), and recipient of 6 Pursuit of Excellence Awards and 2 Best of the Best Awards (2011 and 2017) from NFDA during his leadership. Raffy enjoys traveling, cooking,  taking care of and playing with his grandchildren. Raffy is married to Marichi and has four adult children: Paolo, Isabella, Anton and Bettina.

Jamie L. Wieting is co-owner of Wieting Family Funeral Home in Chilton, Wisconsin and a licensed funeral director. She earned an Associate’s Degree in Science, Funeral Services and a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. Jamie service as President of the Board of Education and is currently the Vice President of the Chilton Chamber of Commerce Board. She is an active member of the Wisconsin Funeral Directors Association and the current Secretary/Treasurer of Fox River Valley Funeral Directors Association. Jamie is married to Daniel Wieting and has four children, Alydia, Eliot, Iyla and Oriya.  

Christopher B. Miller is the owner of Thomas Miller Mortuary in Corona, California and a licensed embalmer and funeral director. He earned a Mortuary Science degree from Cypress College, his Crematory Manager License and a Bachelor’s Degree in Hotel Restaurant Management from California Polytechnic University of Pomona. He received the Melvin Hilgenfeld Award from Cypress College, the highest honor from the program. Chris previously served on OGR’s Board of Directors from 2010-2012, serves as Parks Commission for the City of Corona Parks and Recreational Services Commission, is the current Board Chairman of the Corona Regional Medical Governing Board of Directors, is on the Corona Chamber of Commerce board, is a past board member of The Unforgettables Foundation, an organization that helps families with the loss of their children, and is a member of Circle City Rotary Club, the California Funeral Directors Association, the National Funeral Directors Association and the International Cremation, Cemetery and Funeral Association. Chris has two children, Reagan and Colin.