Board of Directors
G Frank Cockrell, CPA- Board President
Residence...Overland Park, KS
Education…University of Missouri, Columbia, bachelor’s degree
How and why you got involved in FCA…”I am interested in consumer issues and had followed and supported the FCA for many years. I was impressed with the dedication and helpfulness of FCA volunteers in educating the public on the subject.
Pam Thomas, Ph.D., Board Vice President
Employment Status-Retired…Associate Professor of Anatomy at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
Education…State University of New York at Potsdam, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in biology; University of Missouri-Columbia, Ph.D in anatomy
How and why you got involved in FCA…“When I joined the faculty of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences and became director of the Gift Body Program, I met Thad Rodgers, owner of Kansas City Funeral Directors. He suggested that I attend an FCA meeting. I joined the FCA board 1997.”
Steve Nicely, Board Secretary
Residence…Prairie Village, KS
Employment status…..Retired- Kansas City Star
Education……Marquette University, bachelor of science (journalism)
How and why you got involved in FCA…“FCA-GKC president Bev McGill, a former neighbor, recruited me. One of my best jobs during high school and college was as a maintenance man,door man, chauffeur and odd- jobs guy for George F. Porter & Sons Funeral Home in KCK.”
David Johnson, Board Treasurer
Employment status…Retired from Commercial Lithographing Co.
Education…Cal Poly State University, bachelor of science in mechanical engineering, 1964; Rockhurst University, master’s in business administration, 1989.
How and why you got involved in FCA...”I first became involved in 2009, when Steve Nicely asked me to help organize data and create an Excel spreadsheet for that year’s Funeral Home Price Survey. Later, I worked on the 2011 Cemetery Price Survey and most recently on the 2012 Funeral home Price Survey. When I was invited to be a board member, I accepted because I believe the FCA provides a very valuable service.”