Since 2011, Bill has worked in different capacities for the Department of Emergency Services (DES). He started out as an emergency planning coordinator, where his main responsibility was maintaining and helping to develop municipal, weather, dam, and organizational plans. He also led the County's Continuity of Operations (COOP) planning efforts and served as a County Watch Officer. Most recently, Bill was in the position of Program Manager of the Homeland Security Grant Program. In this position, he was responsible for the day-to-day interactions with the Southeastern Pennsylvania Regional Task Force administering Chester County’s participation in the Homeland Security Grant Program including the development and maintenance of strategic plans, policies and procedures, budgeting, project management and providing guidance to the SEPA RTF Workgroups.
Bill has taken an active role with the Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP) and guided the Department through the accreditation process. Chester County became the first County in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to achieve EMAP accreditation in May of 2014. In addition Bill serves as an assessor, assessment team lead, and serves on the EMAP Standards Subcommittee.
Prior to joining our team, Bill worked as an Emergency Medical Technician for Main Line Health. Bill also works as a seasonal employee for the Avalon Rescue Squad in Avalon, NJ. He continues to work part-time as an EMT for both of these organizations.
Bill holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Professional Studies-Business Management from West Chester University and a graduate certificate from Penn State Great Valley in Business Continuity Planning. Bill is also a certified business continuity professional and is currently enrolled in the National Emergency Management Advanced Academy.
Bill resides in South Coatesville Borough and serves on the Planning Commission. He is very active in the Association of Continuity Professionals Liberty Valley, Chester County FIRST, Philadelphia Infragard Chapter, and Team Rubicon. Bill enjoys spending his free time at the Avalon, NJ beaches, traveling, reading, fishing, and various other outdoor activities.
Rob is the direct liaison to the 73 Municipal Emergency Management Coordinators in Chester County. He maintains the municipal emergency operations plans, the County's Continuity of Operations (COOP) planning, health planning, and representation on the Southeast PA Regional Task Force Infrastructure Committee.
Prior to joining the Emergency Management Division, Rob was an EMS Training Coordinator and a Fiscal Coordinator for the department. He has served the County for 30 years as a firefighter, EMT and fire chief with his local fire company. Rob also teaches EMT classes and works part time as an EMT.
Rob is certified nationally in firefighting, EMT and fire officer He holds a PA certification as a local level Fire Instructor and EMS Instructor. Rob has an Associate Degree in Emergency Management and Planning from Delaware County Community College.
Andrew serves as the Emergency Planning Coordinator and is responsible for developing and maintaining municipal, school, dam and organizational plans. He also coordinates with the agencies in plan development and/or revision as required by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Prior to joining the County, Andrew was the Senior Environmental Consultant and Regulatory Manager for a pest control company in San Diego. There, he developed and implemented in-house job training programs and advised with the transition of the company to become more environmentally friendly. Andrew also has experience in hazardous waste remediation working with a hazardous waste company as a technical specialist in Baltimore.
Andrew holds a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science from Thiel College and a Master’s Degree in Environmental Policy and Management from the University of Denver. He is also a member of the Open Space Committee for East Brandywine Township.
Tony joined the Emergency Managment Division in 2003 after a long career with Chemical Leaman Tank Lines where he investigated accidents and oversaw the truck inspection program.
Tony CPA. He has a Bachelor's degree in Accounting from Villanova. Tony is the treasurer for the Keystone Emergency Management Association. He also provides support to the Southeast Pennsylvania Regional Task Force's finance and administration division.
Tony is a Certified Hazardous Materials Technician and an active member of the County's Hazardous Materials Response Team.
Dave has worked in GIS at Chester County since 2002 in varouis roles for the Health Department, Parks & Recreation and Computing and Information Services
Chrissy serves as the central point of communications for local schools in response to safety, regulatory, and compliance issues, planning concerns, assessments and daily emergencies. Chrissy conducts school risk and vulnerability assessments along with aiding in coordinating of safety plans ot meet legislative requirements.
Prior to joining Emergency Management, Chrissy worked in the District Attorney's Office for a number of years and most recently served as the Department's Data Coordinator managing certification and continuing education for the county.
Thaddeus comes to the County EM Division from Prime Healthcare Services based out of Ontario, California. Thaddeus was the Regional Emergency Management Coordinator for Roxborough Memorial, Lower Bucks, and Suburban Community Hospitals, all of which are located in southeastern Pennsylvania. Thaddeus was a member of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Regional Hospital Incident Support Team (HIST), the Co-Chair of the Montgomery County Hospital Emergency Preparedness Support Zone, Co-Chair of the Regional Exercise Planning Committee, and Board Member of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Healthcare Coalition for Emergency Preparedness. Thaddeus has served in the fire service since 2003 and is ProBoard Certified as a Fire Instructor—Level II, Fire Company Officer—Level IV, and Hazardous Materials Technician.
Thaddeus holds a Bachelor’s degree in History from LaSalle University, and is currently a candidate for a Master’s degree in Emergency Management from Millersville University. Thaddeus is a Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) from the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM), and is a Master Exercise Practitioner (MEP). Thaddeus achieved the Rank of Eagle Scout from the Boy Scouts of America in 2002.
Prior to working for the County, Rochelle worked for the Center for Disabilities Studies at the University of Delaware training both community members and first responders on issues surrounding disabilties, AFN, and emergency planning. She also worked with the Delaware Division of Public Health to insure AFN and disability issues were incorporated in public health plans and exercises, and trained shelter workers on AFN and disability considerations.
Rochelle earned a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology with a minor in Sociology from Millersville University, a Master's Degree in Public Administration with a concentration in Emergency Management from the University of North Texas, and a Doctorate in Urban Affairs and Public Policy from the University of Delaware. Rochelle's research areas include emergency management policy, disability policy, access and functional needs, and household evacuation and sheltering decision-making.
Janet started at the County in 2003 as a part-time EMT Instructor. She worked in the non-profit sector where she wrote grants, designed curriculums, and developed community partnerships throughout Southeastern PA. Janet has a Bachelor's degree in Botany from Miami University of Ohio, and a Master's degree in Landscape Architecture from Ohio State University.
Lee is the Operations Coordinator for the Emergency Management Division. His primary duties focus on ensuring the readiness of Chester County's primary and alternate emergency operations centers (EOC) to support countywide response and recovery operations. Other responsibilities include development of EOC-related policies and procedures, training of EOC personnel, maintenance of EOC equipment and technology, and oversight of EOC-specific software systems.
Prior to working for the County, Lee was an emergency management specialist for IEM, a global emergency management consulting firm. His work focused on supporting local, state, federal, and international clients to improve emergency management preparedness, prevention/protection, response, recovery, and mitigation planning and activities. Lee served as project manager, deputy project manager, watch desk/operations subject matter expert, planner, social science researcher, and public outreach specialist on a variety of projects. His work at IEM included development and project management of the National Capital Region’s Information Collection and Coordination Center, support of multiple projects for the District of Columbia’s Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency, and support of the Program Executive Office, Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives’ public affairs office.
Lee earned a bachelor's degree in sociology/anthropology and music with a minor in archaeology from Lycoming College and a master’s degree in socio-cultural anthropology from the School of Human Evolution and Social Change at Arizona State University. Additionally, he completed graduate course work in the sociology of disasters at the University of Delaware while serving as a teaching assistant for the sociology department and research assistance at the Disaster Research Center. Lee’s research and publications focus on evacuation and sheltering behaviors and the need to balance innovation and maintenance in emergency management practices.
Program Manager, Homeland Security Grant
Veronica previously worked for the Chester County Department of Open Space and the USDA ensuring projects that were funded by grants were implemented properly.
She has a Bachelor's Degree in accounting and an MBA with a concentration in Homeland Security.
Management Division. He is responsible for the
acquisition, distribution, and maintenance of all
equipment. Most equipment is purchased under the
Homeland Security Grant Program and requires strict
auditing and accountability processes. Barclay ensures
our compliance with grant program requirements for
Prior to joining Emergency Management, Barclay
served as the Southern Chester County Emergency
Medical Services Basic Life Support Supervisor for
eight years and was a staff EMT for ten years.
Barclay has received numerous awards including
"EMT of the Year" by the Chester County EMS Council
in 2005, "Outstanding Duty Performance Commendation"
for actions at a motor vehicle accident in 2011, and
a Meritorious Service Award in 2012.