About Jeff

Career & Education

Dr. Jeff Comer has spent 20 years as a hospital CEO. The hospitals ranged from small, rural critical access hospitals to larger urban facilities and included non-profit, for-profit, and government-owned models. He has experience with all health care delivery models, including actute care, ambulatory surgery, urgent care, and inpatient and outpatient behavioral health. Jeff has also served on many non-profit boards locally and nationally. 

Jeff is well-versed in leadership, business development, strategic planning, operations, and relationship development. Jeff spent much of his career as a hospital CEO completing turnarounds at organizations at the brink of closure, requiring immediate action steps to ensure their survival. He is proud to have been involved in keeping dozens of hospitals open, as a result of his leadership.

Jeff focuses on stress management for high performers from psychoneuroimmunological, evolutionary, and positive psychological frameworks. He enjoys helping leaders learn to manage their stress and avoid burnout. Jeff was awarded his Doctorate in Psychology from California Southern University. Jeff has a Bachelor’s in Psychology from Arizona State University and a Master’s in Health Administration from Washington University in St. Louis.  He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and a Certified Professional Life Coach with an emphasis in stress management.

Hobbies

Jeff has a love of the wildlife and vegetation of the sonoran desert in Arizona where he was raised. In his free time, Jeff looks forward to enjoying the desert and stays active hiking, camping, shooting firearms, and off-roading in his Jeep.

Jeff is also a certified personal fitness trainer and yoga instructor and is often found working out and practicing boxing and mixed martial arts.

An accomplished pilot, Jeff holds all pilot and instructor certificates and ratings. He has served as a corporate jet Captain, has 6,000 hours of flight time, and is certified on multiple jet and turboprop aircraft .  

Finally, Jeff is completing three fiction novels set on the Hopi Indian Reservation in Arizona. These are expected to be released in 2021.

Family

Jeff has been married for ten years to his best friend, Mariah Comer, who runs her own successful online wellness business (wellthyboss.com). Together, they are currently in the process of adopting a baby boy from China who they have named Sage. Jeff and his wife also own horses, Amara and Kody, and Chihuahuas, Quest and Lulu. 

Jeff Comer Hospital CEO
Jeff and Mariah
Jeff, Mariah, and Amara
Jeff and his favorite Jeep

Testimonial

Jeff is a wonderful coach — compassionate and solution-oriented. He is a great listener and asks poignant questions. His experience as a CEO helps him be effective and efficient. But make no mistake, he’s not stuck in a “corporate” identity. Quite the contrary, he draws from his personal story as a veteran and is not afraid to be vulnerable and share how his experience has shaped him. Highly recommended to anyone looking for a coach — especially in the veteran community. 

Ellie Ismailidou