About Dr. Comer

Career & Education

Dr. Jeff Comer has spent 20 years as a hospital CEO and large medical group 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 acute care, ambulatory surgery, urgent care, and inpatient and outpatient behavioral health. Dr. Comer has also served on many non-profit boards locally and nationally. 

Dr. Comer is well-versed in leadership, business development, strategic planning, operations, and relationship development. He 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.

Dr. Comer 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. Dr. Comer 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

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

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

Family

Dr. Comer 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. They 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