Barbara Miller, CEM, CFM is the Preparedness Division Manager for JH Consulting, LLC. Prior to joining JHC, she served as the Director of Homeland Security and Emergency Management in Jefferson County, West Virginia. Jefferson County was one of the pilot-RNN Communities.

Barb brings 20 years of mitigation, risk and vulnerability assessment, CRS coordination, emergency operations, training, disaster recovery and community resiliency experience to NHMA. She is currently an instructor for the WV Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management’s training division and has taught modules within the Disaster Risk Reduction curriculum with the Resilient Neighbors Network in the Natural Hazards Mitigation Association.

She serves as a member of the Industry Advisory Council (IAC) for American Public University System. As a member of the IAC, she is responsible for assisting university leadership evaluate current trends, employee needs, and industry best practices associated with Emergency Disaster Management (EDMG) curriculum at APUS. She formerly served on the FEMA Region III Regional Advisory Council (RAC).

She is a past board member and lifetime member of the WV Floodplain Managers Association and a past chairman and lifetime member of the WV Emergency Management Council. While serving as a county-level emergency manager, she was named the 2012 West Virginia Emergency Manager of the Year. She is a member of IAEM and ASFPM.