The National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) has launched A Brush With Death, a podcast to help funeral professionals be more responsive to the evolving needs of families and better respond to the issues shaping their businesses.
Convention Preview Series Part 2
Gabe interviews convention keynote speakers Duncan Wardle and Ben Nemtin. These two dynamic individuals will address the power of “thinking different” and resilience in the face of uncertainty. There’s so much to learn and be inspired by!
Convention Preview Series Part 1
The NFDA Convention is only a few weeks away! Let’s get a glimpse into some of the amazing workshop sessions at this event.
Gabe interviews three of our presenters who each bring something valuable to the convention. You’ll meet Bill Johnston, David Hernandez, and Henry Johnson. Topics range from using technology, personal experiences and tips for success.
9/11 Twenty Years Later
NFDA is commemorating the tragic 20th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks with a special episode of A Brush with Death.
Host, Gabe Schauf, speaks with Funeral Director Chuck Bowman who served as deputy commander of Region VIII Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team (DMORT). Chuck supported the recovery efforts following the attacks, and he joins Gabe on this episode to share his experience. This episode will inspire you and touch your heart.
Getting to Know the Funeral Service Foundation
The Funeral Service Foundation is the philanthropic voice of the funeral profession and the charitable arm of the National Funeral Directors Association. In this episode, host Gabe Schauf speaks with Kelly Manion, the Director of Community Engagement for the Funeral Service Foundation, and two scholarship recipients. The discussion focuses on how the Foundation invests in people and programs to strengthen funeral service and lift up grieving communities.
Together, We Can Stop Body Brokers
When a family chooses to donate a loved one’s body for education or research, it is with the hope that they will help others. Regrettably, many are unknowingly contributing to a for-profit industry in which their loved one’s body could be traded as raw material in a largely unregulated national market.
Gabe discusses this very important topic with Hillary Adair (an Arizona-based funeral director) and Lesley Witter, NFDA’s Senior Vice President of Advocacy.
The Class of 2021
It’s the month of June, and host Gabe Schauf speaks with four Mortuary Science School graduates from across the country to discuss why they entered funeral service and what they anticipate going into the future.
Meet Nicole Judge (FINE Mortuary College in Norwood Massachusetts), Luke Martinez (Worsham College of Funeral Science in Wheeling, Illinois), Venice Harris (Lake Washington Institute of Technology in Kirkland, Washington), and Cristina Cherubini (University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesot