NHFA Ethics Committee

If you have an ethical concern that affects home funeral guides, please contact the NHFA Ethics Committee. The four-member committee, led by a board liaison, will hear ethical concerns, resulting in additions and clarifications to our Code of Ethics, Practice and Conduct. The Ethics Committee will make non-binding suggestions, without legal authority.

All communications will remain confidential. Please complete and send your concern via one of the options below to nhfa.ethics@gmail.com. An Ethics Committee member will respond as soon as possible with suggestions for how you and the NHFA can help.

You’ll be able to type into either one of these forms. Open, save to your computer, complete the form, save again. Then attach in an email to nhfa.ethics@gmail.com

NHFA Ethics Concern (Word)

NHFA Ethics Concern (PDF)

Ethics Committee

Beth_KnoxElizabeth Knox is a pioneer home funeral advocate, educator, and guide, founder of Crossings: Caring for our own at death, and a primary founding member of the NHFA, who served as the second president of the board of directors. Beth has continued to support the NHFA at board retreats and other functions as a facilitator.
Amy CunninghamAmy Cunningham serves on the NHFA Ethics Committee. She is a licensed funeral director and owner of Fitting Tribute Funeral Services, a Brooklyn-based firm that specializes in green burials, home funerals, and cremation services. Amy was profiled by the New York Times in March 2014, then named one of nine top funeral innovators by FuneralOne. She is a trained funeral celebrant and home funeral guide.
Jim BatesJim Bates is a research and development engineer and hypnotherapist with university degrees in Sociology and Psychology. He has 25 years of experience with the FCA in Texas and nationally, 35 years of leadership with the United Methodist Church at all levels. Jim has been an active leader in legislative lobbying and Democratic campaign management.
Terry SkovronekNHFA board liaison, Terry Skovronek is also on the board of the Funeral Consumers Alliance of Greater Philadelphia, founder of Bucks County Death Café, and legislative committee co-chair on the NHFA board. 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.

Thank you for helping keep home funerals aligned with the NHFA Code of Ethics, Practice and Conduct.