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Local funeral director graduates from NYSFDA Leadership Academy

Posted on: October 22nd, 2016

ROSCOE- Kendra Harris Constant, of the Harris Funeral Home in Roscoe and Liberty, has completed a year-long professional development program with the New York State Funeral Directors Association, Inc. (NYSFDA).

Harris recently graduated from the organization’s Leadership Academy.

After a competitive application process, select NYSFDA member funeral directors attended a series of development workshops; participated in monthly web-based trainings; researched an emerging issue facing the funeral profession and prepared a recommendation report, which was presented at the NYSFDA Annual Convention held in Rochester, from August 14 – 17.

The Leadership Academy was designed to identify NYS licensed funeral directors of excellence who have the potential to become leaders in local, state, and national funeral director associations. The Academy addresses pressing issues facing funeral directors and business professionals alike.

“These funeral directors are poised to make a positive impact in the profession, and this intensive training has served them well as they take the next steps in their careers,” said Michael A. Lanotte, Executive Director of NYSFDA.

Founded in 1889, NYSFDA’s mission is to promote the highest standards of funeral service to the public and to enhance the environment in which its members operate. More than 900 member firms and 3300 licensed funeral directors who operate across the state belong to the New York State Funeral Directors Association.

In addition to maintaining a website at www.nysfda.org, NYSFDA also publishes brochures and information which educate and inform consumers about end-of-life issues.

Kendra, who works alongside her father, B. Elton Harris, comes from a family of funeral directors which dates back to 1820.

Top left to right: Graduate Marty Hughes, Douglas Brueggmann - Past President of NYSFDA, Michael Lanotte - NYSFDA Executive Director, graduate Tyler Kent. Bottom left to right: Graduates Nicole LaRue, Kendra Harris Constant, Julie O'Brien

Top left to right: Graduate Marty Hughes, Douglas Brueggmann – Past President of NYSFDA, Michael Lanotte – NYSFDA Executive Director, graduate Tyler Kent. Bottom left to right: Graduates Nicole LaRue, Kendra Harris Constant, Julie O’Brien


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