Funeral Consumers Alliance of Maryland and Environs

Board of Trustees

President  Barbara Blaylock is a primary care physician whose involvement in FCAME grew out of an active interest in optimizing end-of-life care as well as patient- and family-centered health care.

Vice President, Director of Communications & Government Affairs – Brian Ditzler is a retired communications and public affairs executive who was director of communications for several different divisions in IBM for a number of years.

Treasurer – Pat Cascio had a career in IBM large systems sales and education. Now retired, she serves on the boards of four small local non-profit organizations, variously as treasurer, secretary, and newsletter editor. She is drawn to FCAME because of its mission, dedication, and good will.

Financial and Membership Assistant and Recording SecretaryDimitrios Rizos keeps the books and maintains the membership list and writes the minutes for the meetings.  Dimitrios is a graduate student at Georgetown University pursuing a Master of Arts in Applied Economics.  His involvement with FCAME grew out of his family having paid an exorbitant amount for a funeral and burial

Membership Director – Vikki Zourzoukis is a local realtor, volunteer, an active member of the community, and a zealous advocate of FCAME’s mission and purpose. Having undergone the difficult task of making final arrangements for a loved one, Vikki joined FCAME understanding the challenges consumers face and the need to implement changes that protect consumers and safeguard funerals to properly commemorate one’s life. As a member of FCAME, Vikki assists in the Alliance’s growth by overseeing promotion, networking, and consumer awareness.

Community Liaison – Audrey Sellers is an independent living specialist who considered a career in mortuary science but decided to apply her passion for helping those in need to other venues.