Executive Leadership of the Barber National Institute

John  Barber, J.D.

John Barber, J.D.

President, Chief Executive Officer
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree, University of Notre Dame; Juris Doctorate, Villanova University Law School; Member of the Erie County and Pennsylvania Bar Associations
  • Served as Erie County Public Defender—Chief of the Children and Youth Division
  • Admitted to practice law before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and the Federal District Court of Western Pennsylvania
  • Member of the Erie County MH/MR Agency Directors Committee and lectures on various topics related to the legal rights of persons with mental retardation and their families
  • Member of the Advisory Board of PNC Bank, former member of the Advisory Boards of Marine Bank and First National Bank of Pennsylvania
  • Former member of the Erie Historical Museum Board, Boy Scouts of America Eagle Scout Review Board, and Officer of Kingtown Action Team Effort (K.A.T.E.), a neighborhood revitalization group
  • Appointed by Pope John Paul II as Knight of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem
  • Member of the Board of Directors of St. Mary's Home of Erie
  • Member of the Advisory Council of Gannon University's Morosky College of Health Professions & Sciences
  • Member of the Steering Committee of Allied Pediatric Health
  • "2015 Man of the Year," Notre Dame Club of Erie