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Cremation: The Answer is in the Numbers - (Webinar)
Wednesday, July 28, 2021, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
Category: PFDA Events

Cremation: The Answer is in the Numbers - (Webinar)

A Northeast Funeral Service Partnership Educational Webinar

Presented by Barbara Kemmis

Executive Director, CANA

Date:    Wednesday, July 28th
Time:    1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (ET)
Price:   PFDA Members: $25 | Nonmembers: $50
(NOTE: Members must be logged in to receive the member rate of $25.)


This is an online webinar, you will need to be able to access GoToWebinar, via computer or mobile device.

1.0 CE Credit
(Approved by the PA State Board of Funeral Directors)

*To obtain CE credit for this webinar,
attendees must register and attend live individually on separate devices.


PFDA, in collaboration with the Northeast Funeral Service Partnership, is excited to offer this unique educational webinar. Join us, and your colleagues from the other Partnership states of CT, MA, NJ & NY!

CANA Executive Director Barbara Kemmis will join us for this presentation and will review their 2020 cremation statistics, with emphasis on current trends and market fluctuations specific to Northeast states. Discussing critical questions, this interactive session will identify strategies to provide exemplary service to consumers in today's market.  

The program will include a custom analysis of the national research focusing on the Northeast states. We’ll also address 2020 “excess deaths” and how that may impact call volume and funeral home operations in the near future. Key takeaways from this session include: 

  • Understand national and state statistical trends
  • Identify strategies to remain competitive in today's market.
  • Identify how current market trends will impact businesses

About Barbara Kemmis:

Barbara Kemmis is Executive Director of the Cremation Association of North America where she promotes all things cremation through member programs, education and strategic partnerships. After more than 20 years of experience in association leadership, Barbara knows that bringing people together to advance common goals is not only fun, but the most effective strategy to get things done.

Barbara has served two prior professions as the Director of Member Services at the American Theological Library Association and Vice President of Library and Nonprofit Services at the Donors Forum (now Forefront). Barbara earned a master’s degree in library science from Dominican University, a graduate certificate in nonprofit management from North Park University and a B.A. from Earlham College.