Strategic Communications Committee, Co-Chairperson
Chief (Ret.), Phoenix Fire Department
Jeff recently retired from the Fire Service after serving as the Fire Chief in Avondale, Arizona and after 33 years with the Phoenix Fire Department. Jeff retired as a Deputy Chief with Phoenix Fire and managed the Emergency Medical Services, Training, Dispatch/Deployment, Support Services, Technical Services and Operations Divisions over the course of 24 years as a Chief Officer. Prior to that he was a Paramedic Captain on an Engine Company.
Jeff served as a Board of Governance for Arizona Emergency Medical Systems, Inc. (AEMS) and as Co-Chair of the EMS Senior Care Stakeholders Collaboration for Arizona and was a Panel Speaker at the Community and Legislative Partners in Aging conference. Jeff is currently a Board member for Community Bridges Inc.
Jeff is currently a consultant for TIGNUM LLC. Providing executive performance coaching and is Co-Founder of Seniors First, a consulting firm serving the Senior Care communities. Jeff was a Residential Faculty member with Mesa Community College for 17 years and Adjunct instructor for Texas A&M Universities WMD/EMS response program. Jeff has a Bachelor’s degree in Fire Service Management from Ottawa University and a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University.
Jeff considers this recent nomination to serve as Co-Chair of the Strategic Communications Committee for the Arizona Falls Prevention Coalition an honor and very worthwhile cause and is excited to work with such a devoted and capable group. He extends an invite to those in the Fire Service who share a passion for Elderly Care and specifically Fall prevention to participate in this committee. Jeff is married to his wife of 35 years and has 4 adult children.