Jeff Pier, MPA
At the Healing Connection, Jeff leads a vital healthcare non-profit that treats adolescents and adults recovering from eating disorders. It is a critical time for the organization, which has embarked on a major expansion to reach a wider audience.
Jeff employs a trauma-informed and solution-focused approach in the work he does every day. He is passionate about program development and collaboration to help meet the needs of our community.
Jeff is a true collaborator and team builder. He has spent years working with people who have suffered through trauma and the effects it has had on their lives. He has seen firsthand how these experiences have impacted a person's feelings of self-worth, and the impact it has on their health.
Previously, Jeff served as the director of programs and services at Willow Domestic Violence Center, regional director for the Rape Crisis Program at Planned Parenthood of Western New York – RESTORE, and program manager at St. Joseph’s Villa. He worked his way through college and graduate school, earning his bachelor’s degree in human services from Empire State College and his M.P.A. from Walden University all the while working full-time to support those most in need.