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What is the Funeral Consumers Alliance of Humboldt? 

An alliance for end-of-life planning, advocacy for dignified and economic end-of-life choices

Funeral Consumers Alliance of Humboldt (FCAH) is a non-denominational, non-profit consumer organization, incorporated in California in 1965, to educate its members and the public about State and Federal funeral and cemetery regulations and to assist in providing access to simple, dignified and economical end of life services. It is NOT a pre-payment plan, and it does not sell insurance or services.  


FCAH is a member of the national Funeral Consumers Alliance, with more than 100 affiliates around the U.S. Our community advocacy group assists in keeping the cost of death as low as feasible, while respecting your wishes.


The Board of Directors and its officers serve without pay and are elected at the annual meeting where each member is entitled to vote.  If you believe that pre-planning is preferable to making funeral arrangements under stress and if you wish to relieve your survivors of making difficult decisions while grieving and emotionally vulnerable, then consider joining and using the FCA of Humboldt. 

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Board of Directors 

Board Members Needed 

The FCAH Board of Directors and its officers serve without pay and are elected at the annual meeting

where each member is entitled to vote.

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Katherine Ortiz

Katherine has been in Humboldt County since 1997,  and she loves getting involved in the community that is Humboldt County. She has been involved off and on behind the scene with FCA of Humboldt for about 3 yrs.

Katherine has served on other boards for breastfeeding support and home schooling in Humboldt county in years past. 

Katherine loves going for walks on Humboldt's beautiful beaches and redwood forests. 

Nancy Ortiz

Nancy enjoys spending time with her family and living on the beautiful North Coast.


As a long-time member of FCAH, Nancy is a firm believer in the value of education surrounding end of life issues.  She serves on the Board of Trustees for both FCAH and FCA-California.  She benefits by being better informed, which helps her to better serve our members and our community.  Nancy is grateful for the opportunity to make a contribution and looks forward to welcoming new members to our Board.

Board Member
 Jan Rowen

Jan has been a member of our local FCA since 1976 and a lifetime believer in the importance of preparing for your end of life. 

Board Member
Vice President 
Tracy Jordan French

Tracy first served on the FCAH board beginning in 1998. She has for over 25 years, served in local nonprofits as both an administrator and board member.

Her focus is on home funerals and natural burials.

Board Member
 Kenna Reed

Kenna is a lifetime Humboldt County resident. She graduated from Eureka High School, and attended Pasadena Nazarene College and graduated from Humboldt State.  Kenna happily reared four children:  Samantha, Geneva, Amanda and Joshua. She taught physical education at Eureka High School for 30 fun years from 1967 to 1997. Kenna has attended the First Nazarene Church of Eureka since preschool age.  Her church family has let me be the organist for most of the time since 1965.  She also plays harp and has been privileged to share in many local receptions, events, and wedding celebrations. Kenna’s home is in Rosewood at the same address where she lived from six months to twenty years of age. Kenna says: “It has been a privilege to serve a term on the Civil Grand Jury for 2018/19 and now to serve as a board member of Funeral Consumer Alliance of Humboldt.”

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