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.

Treasurer, Secretary, Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Director, and Treasurer – Rachel 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.

IT Manager – Dimitrios Rizos is a recruiting lead and a systems analyst for RiverNorth.  Dimitri provides data architect solutions and technology stack modernization guidance to commercial clients in the DMV area. His involvement with FCAME grew from his family paying an exorbitant amount for a funeral and a burial.

Membership Director, Social Media Director, Community Involvement Director, and Librarian – Vikki Zourzoukis is a local realtor, an active community member, 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.

Board-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.

Board-Member-at-large – Chris Palmer is an author, speaker, filmmaker, professor, and grandfather. He is writing a book on death and dying and serves as a hospice volunteer. He passionately supports FCAME’s mission to help people choose an affordable and meaningful funeral.

Board-Member-at-large – Trevor Alburqueque has spent over 30 years in the Merchant Marine before immigrating to the United States.  He started a new career with Montgomery County Government in Health and Human Services.  He retired in 2021 and devotes his free time to DIY projects, volunteers with The National Alliance on Mental Illness, and now with FCAME.