Our staff is committed to offering guidance and resources to our students from their first day of class through the duration of their professional careers. They are here to offer assistance with student needs such as admissions, financial aid, research and technology, student records, alumni resources, and continuing education. Meet the CCMS staff below, in alphabetical order.
“It is exciting to see students pursue their passion.”
As Registrar, Brooke is responsible for coordinating student registration and maintaining and certifying student records in compliance with the Higher Learning Commission, The U.S. Department of Education, and FERPA regulations. She also certifies graduation documents and issues official transcripts and diplomas.
Brooke has worked in higher education for the last 10 years in various roles and capacities. Her experience includes teaching undergraduate courses in psychology, academic advising, and serving as associate director of a graduate program in organizational leadership. Brooke holds a BA in Communication from Northern Kentucky University and an MA in Psychology from Union Institute & University. She is also a 200-hour certified yoga instructor.
Her personal interests include practicing yoga, spending time in nature, hunting for new teas, and hanging out with her two furry family members: Chase, a lab mix and Titus, a fairly large house cat.
“Each day I am most struck by the commitment and dedication to the funeral service profession each student possesses.”
The most important role Pam plays as director of admissions is to guide students toward the best preparation for transfer to CCMS. This goes hand-in-hand with the articulation agreements that have been crafted with various two-year colleges to provide the most effective transfer pathway for incoming students. Advisors at partner colleges act as CCMS ambassadors guiding their students toward the appropriate courses to build a solid foundation for our mortuary science programs.
Prior to arriving at CCMS in January 2014, Pam worked for the University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College as the assistant dean for student affairs. She earned her Ed.S. and M.S. at the State University of New York – Albany.
Pam moved to Ohio from New York State and now thinks of Cincinnati as her home. Living in a place where the people are incredibly friendly and courteous, it’s great when her sister visits from the East Coast and marvels at just how polite everyone is. Her oldest son, daughter-in-law, and grandson live here and her younger son is in Denver. Torrey Pines, out in San Diego, is one of her favorite places to hike and gaze out at the ocean.
Director of Library & I.T.
Title IX Coordinator
“As the Director of Library and IT, I love providing students with resources and services that enhance the curriculum and help them learn. From our extensive collection of mortuary science books and journals to our NBE study resources, I and the rest of the CCMS staff and faculty are committed to helping our students succeed.”
Molly is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the CCMS library, including reference, acquisitions, cataloging, and the library budget. She provides IT services including management of the website and computer lab. In addition, Molly serves as the Title IX Coordinator, ensuring that CCMS is compliant in Title IX and providing training to students and employees. Molly earned a Master of Library Science degree in 2011 from Indiana University’s Library & Information Science program.
Molly lives with her husband and their three cats in Cincinnati, in a house that is decorated year-round for Halloween! In her free time, Molly enjoys volunteering at animal shelters, reading fantasy / horror / science fiction books, and creative writing.
Special Assistant to the President & CEO
Liaison to Board of Trustees
Director of Continuing Education
B.M.S., Licensee, COCP, CPC, Certified Funeral Celebrant, Registered Ohio Notary, Alumna
“As a twenty year veteran of funeral service, I understand the dedication necessary to answer this calling first-hand. I am afforded the opportunity to share my experience with students as they develop confidence and skill, which is incredibly rewarding. I believe in the value of a funeral and I believe in the value of a quality education, both of which are foundational to the CCMS vision. We are 'Transforming Death Care Education' and our momentum is unstoppable!”
An alumna of CCMS and the University of Cincinnati, Beth completed her Bachelor of Mortuary Science in 1998. She is an Ohio Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer, Certified Master Funeral Director/Embalmer, Certified Crematory Operator, and Certified Pre-planning Consultant.
In 2013, after spending many rewarding years as a practicing funeral director/embalmer, Beth joined the CCMS team. She serves as Special Assistant to President & CEO, Jack E. Lechner, Jr., and as liaison to the college’s Board of Trustees, ensuring development and continuity of leadership objectives.
Beth enjoys connecting with service professionals and alumni as the Director of Continuing Education and Alumni Relations for the college. She also appreciates the responsibility of mentoring students in their development as adjunct faculty in the Clinical and Restorative Art labs.
Beth and her husband of sixteen years reside on the east side of Cincinnati with their two children, son Grey, and daughter Lainey.