Barbara J. Ertl, MS, LPC, NCC has over 30 years of experience as a school social worker. In that capacity, she served as the director of a crisis team that responded to a multi-district area. She provided leadership to the General McLane School District (Edinboro, PA) following the highly publicized school shooting there. Barb has consulted with school district personnel throughout the United States and Canada on the development of crisis plans and intervention/recovery strategies.
Barb is a Certified Trauma Treatment Specialist and a Fellow of the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress. She is the senior partner in a private consulting firm that specializes in crisis preparation, response and recovery for school and other community settings (healthcare, industrial, institutional and governmental).
Additionally, Barb has been an ICISF instructor since 1994 and on the faculty since 1999 when she co-authored the school curriculum. She has conducted training throughout the United States and several other countries. Barb has 24 years of public safety experience encompassing fire, EMS and law enforcement. Barb is a very proud Marine Corps veteran.