BATON ROUGE, La. – The Louisiana Funeral Directors Association has announced its 2013-2014 slate of officers and directors. The 10 funeral directors installed include: President, R.T. Delhomme; Vice-President, Joel Swisher; Treasurer, Corey Tullier; Secretary, William Wimberly; Sergeant-at-Arms, Kyle Deichmann; Past President, Nicole Charlet Wilcher ; Southwest District Governor, Lane Bernard; Southeast District Governor, Isabel Espinosa; North District Governor, Mark McKenzie; and South District Governor, Boyd Mothe, Jr.
The recently installed LFDA Board of Directors was announced at the LFDA Annual Convention held at the L’Auberge Casino Resort in Lake Charles, La., June 11, 2013.
R.T. Delhomme, the 100th president of the LFDA, is the general manager of Martin & Castille Funeral Home in Lafayette, La. He is a fourth-generation funeral director and embalmer and earned his degree in mortuary science from Delgado Community College in New Orleans.
Vice president Joel L. Swisher has been a licensed funeral director and embalmer at Hixson Brothers Funeral Home in Alexandria, La., since 1992. Joel earned his degree in mortuary science from Commonwealth College in Houston.
Treasurer Corey Tullier is the general manager of Greenoaks Memorial Park, Funeral Home and Reception Center in Baton Rouge. He graduated with a degree in mortuary science from Delgado Community College in 1999.
Secretary William Wimberly is a native of Church Point, graduated from Church Point High and served in the United States Army. He received his degree from Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service and the University of Pheonix.
Sergeant-at-Arms Kyle Deichmann is manager of Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home in New Orleans. He attended Ecole Classique, Tulane University and received his mortuary degree at Delgado Community College.
Past president Nicole Charlet Wilcher was the first female president of the association. She is a licensed funeral director at Charlet Funeral Home in Clinton, La. Prior to earning her funeral director's license, Wilcher graduated from Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, La., with a degree in accounting.
Southwest district governor Lane Bernard, is a native of Lafayette and a resident of Broussard, La. In 2003, Bernard furthered his education at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. In 2006, he received his associate's degree with honors and distinction from Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service in Houston and was awarded most proficient embalmer.
Southeast district governor Isabel Espinosa is from Metairie and works in Donaldsonville, La., at Ourso Funeral Home. She has a bachelor's degree in sociology from Tulane University. She attended Dallas Institute of Funeral Service, where she received her degree in mortuary science. Espinosa also has a dual license in Texas.
South district governor Boyd Mothe, Jr. is vice president of Mothe Funeral Homes in the New Orleans area. He is a licensed funeral director and embalmer who graduated National Selected Morticians “Business and Management School” of the National Foundation of Funeral Service in 1983.
The Louisiana Funeral Directors Association is a statewide professional trade association made up of members throughout the State of Louisiana. The Louisiana Funeral Directors Association promotes integrity in the funeral service industry through education, legislation, networking and communications. For more information, visit www.lfdaweb.org.
Posted July 10