Advanced Funeral Service Education Programs (AFSEP, LLC), was founded in 2007 by two licensed funeral directors in New York State who have both been involved in funeral service education for a number of years. In 2011 AFSEP, LLC was formed under the ownership of David R. Penepent. 
AFSEP, LLC provides continued education units to local associations, private firms, and state and local conventions. Our commitment is to provide quality continuing education programs for funeral directors throughout the United States. 
Dr. David R. Penepent is currently an assistant professor and manages the Funeral Services Administration program at SUNY Canton. He received his bachelor's degree in Psychology for the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh and his master's degree in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix. In November of 2015 he recieved his Doctorate of Philosophy degree in management from Walden University. David has written several articles that have been published in funeral industry publications.

Dr. Penepent is the owner and CEO of Advanced Funeral Service Education Programs (AFSEP,LLC).
Eileen Clinton is a health educator with more than 20 years of experience in various aspects of healthcare. She has a diverse professional background which includes employment in the business sector, academia, and the medical community (HANYS, MSSNY, St. Peter’s Hospice). Throughout her career, education has been a primary focus.

Eileen provided educational programming for New York State Healthcare Trustees and Auxilians and continuing medical educational (CME) programs for physicians. For 15 years, Eileen has taught courses at Maria College on the intriguing topic of grief and loss. She is known as a pioneer in the area of death education with over 30 years of experience in the field. She is currently the Director of the Bereavement Studies Program at Maria College. Eileen conducts workshops on loss and grief, presents at conferences, and provides continuing education for New York State Funeral Directors.
Matthew P. Binkewicz was born and raised in the Southern Tier of New York. He graduated from Hamilton College with a BA in Biology and Russian Studies. He also graduated from Christ the Savior Russian Orthodox Seminary with a BTh. and from the Catholic University of America with an MA in Theology.

He began working with the terminally ill in 1991 as a theological student. After his ordination to the priesthood in 1994, he began to provide spiritual care for his parishioners as well as hospice patients. He is now the Pastoral Care Coordinator and Bereavement Coordinator at Hospice of the Finger Lakes in Auburn, NY. Matthew is married to his wife and sweetheart from college, Katrina, and has one son, Tony. They now live in the Finger Lakes region of New York.
AFSEP, LLC will custom create presentations to meet your group's educational needs.

List of Funeral Director Continuing Education Programs

 Presentations by: Dr. David R. Penepent           
            Calculating your GPL to be in Compliance (2 CEUs)

            The Attrition Cliff: Promiting the Funeral Profession in Your Community (1CEU)

            The Funeral Director as Community Educator (1CEU)

            Making the Funeral Real: Connecting People to their own Grieving Experience (1CEU)

            Buying and Selling a Funeral Home (1CEU)

            So Your Funeral Home Needs a Resident Funeral Director (1CEU)

            Caring for Human Remains after a Tissue Donation (1CEU)

            Trauma and Healing: A funeral director's opportunity to begin the healing process. (2CEUs)

Presentations by: Matthew P. Binkewicz

           An Inconvenient Death (1 CEU)

           Renewing the Spirit of the Funeral Director (1 CEU)

           Enhancing the Funeral with Rituals (1 CEU)
           The Paradox of Suicide (1 CEU)

           Hospice and the Funeral Director (1 CEU)
           Grief and Bereavement Among Children: Opportunities and Challenges (1 CEU)

           Orthodox Funerals (1 CEU)

Presentations by: Eileen Clinton

           What every funeral director should know about the grieving process (2CEUs)
           The value of the funeral  (1CEU)

Other Presenations available by AFSEP, LLC:

            The New Labor Law Reguations (1 Law CEU)
             Sexual Harrassment in the Workplace (1Law CEU)