A successful law practice for over twenty years, composed of both transactional and litigation-related work, before managing multifamily real estate full time. Did leadership training with Leadership DeKalb and was on the Board of Directors of the International Village Cultural and Community Center in the Buford Highway corridor of Atlanta.
On the Memorial Society of Georgia, Inc. Board 1999 – 2004 and Secretary 2000 – 2004 and again 2013 – 2023; President, 2014 – until it was dissolved in 2023. Funeral Consumers Alliance of Georgia, Inc. board and President 2017 to present. On the Funeral Consumers Alliance (national) board of directors 2014-2020.
Juris Doctor from Emory University 1968; Bachelors of Arts degree in History LaGrange College in 1965.
Mary has served on the Board of Directors of FCAGa for many years. She was previously the President of the Memorial Society of Georgia.
Darryl has served on the Board of Directors of FCAGa for many years. He currently is Chair of the Community Outreach Committee where he leads the FCAGa.org website development and management.
My name is Rev. Rhett D. Baird. I am a retired minister and I volunteer with Funeral Consumers Alliance of Georgia, Inc. because I believe that the organization is doing good and honorable work in providing needed and accurate financial information about the costs of the various components of a funeral or memorial service for our loved ones.
I have served congregations for over thirty years and have conducted over 100 funerals or memorial services. I have buried my parents, my brothers, my aunts and uncles, cousins, and grandparents. I have been a chaplain at Grady Memorial Hospital and in the neuropsychiatric unit of the geriatric hospital at Wesley Woods and have been a hospice volunteer.
Prior to returning to Emory University at age 49 to prepare for the ministry, my careers have been in the financial area of the international insurance industry, and several non-profits, including the Center for the Visually Impaired ( previously named the Atlanta Area Services for the Blind ).