Philip Barker - Western Area Director
Phil became PEMA's Western Area Office director in July 2011 after acting in that role since June of that same year. He has worked for PEMA since 1984 and has served the agency and commonwealth in numerous emergencies and disasters, including the crash of USAir Flight 427 in Beaver County and United Flight 93 in Somerset County. Phil is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and the Pennsylvania Air National Guard. He graduated from Slippery Rock State College in 1982 with a Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration and from the Community College of the Air Force in 1992 with an Associate's Degree in Disaster Preparedness.