Agencies, Boards and Commissions

Funeral Service Commission, Texas*

7 Members - Term: 6 Years

General Information

Agency #: 513 1801 Congress AvenueSuite 11.800Austin, TX 78701


Office Office Holder Hometown / Term Ends
Chair Larry Allen Mesquite, 02-01-2027
Assistant Presiding Officer Dianne Hefley Amarillo, 02-01-2029
Board Member(s) Tim Brown McAllen, 02-01-2027
Kevin A. Combest Lubbock, 02-01-2025
Eric Opiela Austin, 02-01-2025
Jonathan Scepanski McAllen, 02-01-2025
Kristin Tips San Antonio, 02-01-2029


Office Office Holder Phone / Fax
Executive Director James White (512) 936-2474 / (512) 479-5064
Director of Licensing Maria Haynes (512) 936-2479


The commission establishes standards to license funeral directors and embalmers, examines applicants and issues appropriate licenses, and regulates cemetery and crematory services.

* Subject to the Texas Sunset Act; will be reviewed in 2031.