Board of Directors

NHFA Board of Directors 2016

The board of the NHFA, a 501c3 organization, is a volunteer group from all over the United States who donate their time, expertise, and love to growing this organization and spreading the home funeral movement. Read more information and view reports for previous years:
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Lee WebsterLee Webster, President | Plymouth, New Hampshire | October 2017
Lee comes to the NHFA Board from 30 years of working with and for secondary and higher education-, hospice, healthcare-, and conservation-based nonprofits in various capacities as a board member and as a freelance public relations and development writer, editor and graphic designer. She is the current director of New Hampshire Funeral Resources, Education & Advocacy (NHFREA) and a member of the Board of Directors of the Green Burial Council, 603-236-9495
Sarah CrewsSarah Crews, Vice President | Salina, Kansas | October 2019
Sarah is a past president of the nonprofit Community Partnership for Comfort Care, has served on the board of the Funeral Consumers Alliance of Northern Arizona, and shared her enthusiasm and listening skills with other boards in the fields of natural foods, performing arts and charter education. She holds a BA in Aging and End-of-Life and MA in Spiritual Care at End-of-Life, 928-308-4292
Donna BelkDonna Belk, Secretary/Treasurer | Austin, Texas | October 2017
Donna is a hospice volunteer, Threshold Choir member, funeral celebrant, home funeral and end-of-life guide. She offers Beyond Hospice, an 88-hour online certificate program for end-of-life and home funeral guides. Donna served on the NHFA board at its inception and is returning to share her business background, organizational and strong leadership skills, 512-922-8043
Jessica_Caldwell1Jessica Caldwell, Treasurer | Tenino, Washington | October 2019
Founder of Northwest Home Funerals & Green Burial, Jessica is dedicated to education and advocacy for family-directed home funerals and sustainable end-of-life practices. She is a Home Funeral Guide, Hospice volunteer, public speaker and certified yoga and mindfulness instructor. Through the Northwest Green Burial Project, Jessica is working to bring green burial to Thurston County, where she calls home. With a strong commitment to service for her community, Jessica volunteers regularly for both humanitarian and environmental groups and projects. Her husband Kurt built their rustic home and together they enjoy rural living with their two boys Pyrenees and Genoa. | 360-951-6210
Anne MurphyAnne Murphy | Saint Paul, Minnesota | October 2017
Anne Murphy founded A Thousand Hands to guide, educate and serve individuals and families in home funerals and green burials. Anne is a home funeral guide, life-cycle celebrant and Reiki practitioner. She found herself called to work that is healing, intuitive and life giving. As a board member, she brings her natural ability to support, respond to what is needed, and collaborate with others, 651-964-9128
Kateyanne UnullisiKateyanne Unullisi | Bothell, Washington | October 2017
Kateyanne is passionate about helping our rapidly changing culture relearn how to choose a good death, including natural and loving home funerals. She brings decades of corporate communications and project management skills, along with writing, editing and storytelling, to her work as funeral celebrant and progressive death guide. As owner of The Emerge Foundation, she is a pioneer for progressive end-of-life passages,  425-753-5016
Sara WilliamsSara Williams | Graham, North Carolina | October 2017
Sara’s professional career spans a trajectory in international health and, more recently, breast cancer research. She was told in high school that she was obsessed with death, which became one of the defining moments in her life. Sara organized and hosted her hometown’s first Death Café in July 2014. Being asked to serve on the NHFA board will strengthen her desire to do more within the burgeoning home funeral movement. She brings energy, curiosity and a strong work ethic to the board in addition to great humor. Memento Mori! 919-623-0051
Terry SkovronekTerry Skovronek | Doylestown, Pennsylvania | October 2018
Terry, a life-long social activist, is committed to caring for one’s own dead and reforming our culture’s relationship to our own impermanence. A Death and Dying Guide, Terry is called to help awaken our appreciation and acceptance of life’s threshold, she cares for the dying as a Death Midwife and educates families and the community in home death care as a Home Funeral Guide.  She is founder of Bucks County Death Café, a member of the Board of Directors of the Funeral Consumers Alliance of Greater Philadelphia, and legislative committee co-chair from NHFA., 610 442-3305
 Lauren CarrollLauren Carroll | Colorado Springs, Colorado | October 2018
After working as a funeral director for many years, Lauren left the industry to start the non-profit, Returning Home, educating the community and supporting families with Home Funerals and Green Burials. She is also a hospice volunteer, an urban farmer, and mother. She holds community home funeral workshops and death cafes working towards her goal of shifting the way we interact and accept death in our daily lives., 719- 354-6860
Sadly, this is the 2016 Board of Directors with a few luminaries added to the group. Back row left to right: Beth Knox (past president), Kateyanne Unullisi, Sarah Crews, Lauren Carroll, Lee Webster (current president), Anne Murphy, Kristine Benz, Jerrigrace Lyons (past board member). Front row left to right: Peg Lorenz photo pasted in since she is the one who took the photo, Donna Belk, Zalene Corey, Sara Williams, Char Barrett (past president). Not pictured: Terry Skovronek. Fun times with stick-on moustaches!

NHFA Past Presidents

Three NHFA presidents, Char Barrett, Beth Knox, Lee Webster
Three NHFA presidents, Char Barrett (2010-2012), Beth Knox (2012-2014), Lee Webster (2014-2122), taken at the October 2015 NHFA Conference in Los Gatos, CA.

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