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Jeff Jernigan

Jeff Jernigan

Biographical Info Jeff Jernigan, Ph.D., BCPPC, FAIS is an internationally recognized leader with more than 25 years of experience known for change, growth, and excellence in the leadership of people and organizations. He is a proven executive and healthcare administrator supporting and directing organizations through creating, continuing, and capitalizing on growth and change.

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Biography Board certified mental health professional, hospital administrator, and engineer.  These describe Jeff’s 37 year career focused on influencing change in people and organizations by capitalizing on growth and change through leadership selection and development. Jeff’s work in healthcare, engineering, manufacturing, and higher education has taken him to 42 countries around the world. As an internationally recognized thought leader and educator on the prevention of burnout and self-directed violence associated with mass violence and disasters, Jeff has also worked with military and government agencies on three continents.  The Wellness Council of America rates Jeff as one of the top one-percent of wellness experts in the country. He serves on the Science and Education Board of the American Institute of Stress as well as the Veteran’s Task Force for the American Association for Suicidology. He is co-founder of Olive Branch International, Inc and Medical Programs Director for their work with first responders where war and violence, natural disaster, or disease and famine have devastated communities.Jeff also serves as CEO for a major international non-profit organization providing healthcare, education, and community support in the wake of mass disaster or violence on three continents.  As adjunct faculty and visiting professor, Jeff continues to teach the fundamentals of intervention following mass disaster and violence in National Universities in Eastern Europe, Southeast Asia, and Central Africa.

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