John Garber, Jr., CSP, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

John is Managing Director, Risk Management & Human Capital and is responsible for human capital and risk management, employee benefits, talent management, organizational development and business development.

John has been in the business since 1990. He provides risk management and human capital management consulting services to a wide range of organizations from growth oriented middle market accounts to publicly traded international organizations. He is part of our senior care and aging services practice group as well as providing support in business development, risk management and content development. Client services include enterprise risk assessments and solutions oriented strategies for risk mitigation and control, human capital assessments and consultation across a wide spectrum of HR and performance related initiatives, employee benefit plan strategies, organizational change, as well as workplace learning and development processes.

In addition to his roles with KMRD, John currently serves as an adjunct professor for the Graduate Human Resource Development program at Villanova University teaching courses in organizational change, employee benefits and human resources, and the ACCESS and MBA programs at DeSales University, teaching courses in talent management, compensation & benefits, risk management and employment practice/HR liability. He is the author of the EMS Safety and Risk Control Resource Manual, contributing author to the Employment Labor Law Audit (ELLA®), and has published many articles on health, safety, security and risk management.

Certifications and Licences

  • Board Certified Safety Professional (CSP) – Board of Certified Safety Professionals
  • Board Certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) – Human Resources Certification Institute
  • Board Certified Senior Certified Professional in Human Resources – Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM-SCP)
  • Licensed Property & Casualty; Life, Accident, Health and Fixed Annuities

Awards and Honors



  • American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) – President Lehigh Valley Chapter, 1998-1999; Vice President – 1997-1998; Chairman – Governmental Affairs, 1996 – 1999
  • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
  • National Committee Member – Workplace Health, Safety and Security, 2002 – 2003; Research Committee Member, Philadelphia Chapter of SHRM, 2003 – 2006; National Expert Panel Member – Workplace Health, Safety and Security, 2005 –2008
  • Association for Talent Development ( formerly ASTD)
  • American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM)


  • Post Graduate – Advanced Human Resources Applications, Villanova University
  • MSHRD – Human Resources Development, Villanova University
  • MS – Training & Organizational Development, Saint Joseph’s University (Philadelphia, PA)
  • BS – Occupational Health & Safety, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

Community Service / Other Activities

  • Adjunct Faculty – Villanova University Graduate Program in Human Resources Development
  • Adjunct Faculty – DeSales University, MBA and Undergraduate ACCESS Programs
  • Adjunct Faculty – Insurance Society of Philadelphia 2000 – 2005
  • Towamencin Township Zoning Hearing Board 2008 – 2010
  • Towamencin Township Elected Auditor 2005 – 2008
  • Testified as Expert Witness on behalf of SHRM before the US Congressional House Small Business Committee on Title I of the ADA – April 2003
  • Villanova University Graduate HRD Executive Advisory Board – 2012 – Present

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