Phillip DeMara


Phillip is a consultant and trainer specialized in behavioral factors in disaster response, public health emergency management, violence prevention and crisis intervention. He worked for 23 years the Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services (DBHIDS), the last 18 as the Director of Emergency Preparedness and Response, and a subject matter expert with Behavioral Science Applications. In addition to his disaster related duties, he was the Director of Trauma and Crisis Services for DBHIDS. During his tenure at DBHIDS, he also two years working in the Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management (OEM), where he was the Deputy Director for Planning. He received his Master’s in Education in Counseling Psychology at the University of Miami, Fl. Phillip is now Principal of his own consulting firm, Phillip DeMara Consulting, LLC.