National Funeral Directors & Morticians Association, Inc.
Dr. Edith Churchman, CFSP
Diversity & Inclusion
A diverse team with unique individual perspectives can deliver exceptional results.
Having such a team calls for leaders with an arsenal of inclusive leadership practices and keen self-awareness. This session gives you deeper insights into yourself, your staff, and the benefits of inclusion at all levels in our organization and your firm.
Dr. Edith C. Churchman, a native of Newark, New Jersey is a daughter of James E. and E. Corrine Churchman. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech and Theatre Arts from Heidelberg College in Tiffin, OH. She furthered her education at Emerson College in Boston, MA, receiving a Masters of Science Degree in Rhetoric and Public Address.
Her mortuary training was received at the New England Institute of Embalming and Sanitary Science and she later matriculated at Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH where she received a PhD in Interpersonal and Public Communication, with a dissertation focused on African American embalmers.
Dr. Churchman has been an active member of NFD&MA, Inc. since the mid-seventies and has been a vital part of its membership serving in many capacities. In addition to being active in NFD&MA, Inc., Edith is also very active in Epsilon Nu Delta Mortuary Fraternity, ultimately serving as its National President. She currently serves NFD&MA, Inc. as its Education Commissioner and has broadened the programs offered at National and State conventions and District Seminars.
She also holds memberships and various positions on other funeral service bodies: Garden State Funeral Directors Association, NFDA, the Science Exam Committee of the International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards, the American Board of Funeral Service Education Accreditation Team, and the Funeral Ethics Association.
She is the proud parent of two children, Brandon and Simone and is active in her home church in Newark, St. James AME Church