Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors is dedicated to ensuring our mission is fulfilled while constantly keeping up with changes in our profession through innovation and strategic initiatives. Each Board member brings from their career and/or life experiences expertise to help us succeed. The Board of Directors meets eleven times each year with an annual retreat in October.


Chris Holland
Managing Funeral Director
Penwell-Gabel Cremation, Funeral, & Receptions

Vice Chair:

Mark Gash
Financial Advisor
Summit-Pointe Financial Group


Patrick Amos
RubinBrown LLP
Assurance Manager


Linda Gallagher
Strategic Initiatives Administrator
Kansas Department for Children & Families

Board Members:

Dianne Daugherty
Educator and Consultant - Japanese and Asian Studies

Jessica Dupriest
Johnson County Young Matrons

Tom Dupriest
Counseling Resources, Inc.

Mary Gash
Registered Service Assistant
Harlan Parker State Farm

Sydney Kopen
Business Analyst
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

Brett Parise
Summit Care

Andrea Plowman
Real Estate Agent
Keller Williams Real Estate

Non-Voting Members:

Roger Templin, JD
Attorney, Payne and Jones, Chartered

Chris Osborn, RN, MBA, LACHA
CEO of Evergreen Living Innovations

Gene Howe, CPA
CFO of Evergreen Living Innovations

Belinda Vierthaler, LMSW, LACHA
Director of GERTI

Lisa Orscheln
Director of Human Resources of Evergreen Living Innovations