Prior to his tenure at PEMA, he was director of the Senator John J. Shumaker Public Safety Training Center at Harrisburg Area Community College, where he oversaw the development and delivery of training programs for fire, EMS, law enforcement and industry personnel.
He previously worked as a Critical Care Flight Paramedic, has served on a regional Incident Management Team and the state's All-Hazards Incident Management Team, and is a contract instructor for the Emergency Management Institute and the National Fire Academy at the National Emergency Training Center, where he teaches courses in special operations management and incident command/management.
Padfield is an original member of Pennsylvania Task Force 1 Urban Search and Rescue Team, where he serves as a Task Force Leader and member of the National Urban Search and Rescue Incident Support Team that responds to large, complex disasters.
He has responded to multiple local, regional, state, and national disasters and emergencies in various capacities throughout his career, including the scene of the World Trade Center attack on September 11, 2001, hurricanes and floods, and most recently the Champlain Towers South condominium collapse in Surfside, Florida, in 2021, and Hurricane Ian in 2022.
He is a native of Saint Clair, Schuylkill County, and lives in Cumberland County with his wife and their two children.
Under Boyle's leadership, the 911 office distributed more than $1 billion in support of county 911 operations. He helped implement many reforms to streamline business processes and improve oversight of 911 funding.
A new grant program was implemented to incentivize consolidation/regionalization of 911 systems, address aging infrastructure within county 911 centers, and enhance GIS data across Pennsylvania. New requirements for Pennsylvania 911 systems related to training, certification, quality assurance, administration, and GIS have been adopted.
Prior to leading the agency’s 911 Program, Boyle established the Compliance Review Division within PEMA’s Administration Deputate to ensure grant recipients make adequate progress towards stated goals while complying with applicable laws, rules, and regulations. He also worked with all of PEMA’s federal grant programs during his time with the Office of the Budget, Comptroller Operations, prior to joining PEMA.
Boyle holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the California University of Pennsylvania. He has 20 years of experience in progressively responsible accounting, audit, and information technology management positions with the commonwealth.
He is from Wilmerding, Allegheny County, and lives with his wife Marissa in Lancaster County.
Wilcox attended Williamsport Area Community College for business accounting. and brings many years of fiscal, accounting, and human resources experience from the private sector with her.
She and her husband, Alan, relocated from Bradford to Dauphin County in 2006.