Stanton Chase
Jeff Jernigan, Ph.D., BCPPC, FAIS

Jeff Jernigan, Ph.D., BCPPC, FAIS


Board-certified mental health professional, hospital administrator, and engineer: These describe Jeff’s 30-year career focused on influencing change in people and organizations by capitalizing on growth and change through leadership selection and development.  Jeff is Stanton Chase’s Regional Practice Leader for Life Science and Healthcare.

Jeff’s work in healthcare, engineering, manufacturing, and higher education has taken him to 38 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.

He has been the recipient of the prestigious Workforce Optimas Award for Financial Impact, the Gallup National Healthcare Excellence Award for Culture Change, Gallup World Class Manager President’s Club Award, and the Saratoga Institute’s Global Best Practice Award for financial growth.

Jeff has been featured in Healthcare Executive, Workforce, Business Finance, and Church Executive magazines for business leadership excellence and is a Contributing Editor to Combat Stress magazine, which addresses stress fatigue and PTSD in the military. Jeff is a Subject Matter Expert for stress fatigue and stress disorders with the Wellness Council of America, rated by them as one of the top 1% of wellness experts in the country.

Jeff also serves as CEO for a major international nonprofit organization providing a digital platform for medical and mental health education for first-responders in the wake of mass disaster or violence on three continents. As adjunct faculty or visiting professor, Jeff continues to teach the fundamentals of intervention following mass disaster and violence at national universities in Eastern Europe, Southeast Asia, and Central Africa.


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