Funeral Consumers Alliance of Maryland and Environs

Board of Trustees

President  Barbara Blaylock is a retired 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. Brian joined the FCAME Board because of an interest in consumer protection regarding end-of life-care.

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

Information Technology Director and Secretary – Dimitrios Rizos is an analyst for Frontier Technology, Inc.  Dimitri provides cost estimating analysis to the Department of Defense. His involvement with FCAME grew out of his family having paid an exorbitant amount for a funeral and a burial.

Membership, Social Media and Community Outreach Director – Vikki Zourzoukis is a local realtor, 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 as they commemorate a loved one’s life.

Librarian – Tiffany DeZee is a former educator turned certified home stager with a niche in assisting geriatric clients. She is a sustaining member of the Junior League of Washington, and in addition to being our librarian, she helps handle out-reach activities for FCAME.

Member-at-largeRachel Bayard joined FCAME because she believes strongly in its mission and efforts. She has worked her entire professional career on the legal side of the real estate industry, specializing in mortgage servicing. She is active in sports and community activities.

Member-at-large – John Rizos is an attorney at a general practice law firm in Maryland; the legal issues he has handled include consumer protection and consumer advocacy. He previously worked as a Legislative Director in the Maryland Senate.