Leanne Jeffers, MPH, ACC
RIHEL – Program Director
Leanne Jeffers, MPH, ACC is the Director of both the Coaching Academy and the Leadership for Healthy Community Design (LHCD) Program at the Regional Institute for Health and Environmental Leadership (RIHEL). Leanne earned her Master of Public Health from the University of California Los Angeles (1995), her Associate Certified Coach designation from the International Coach Federation (2018) and is a graduate of both the National Public Health Leadership Institute (2005), and the RIHEL Advanced Leadership Training Program (2007). She is also the recipient of the Environmental Health Innovation Award (2018) from the Colorado Environmental Health Association and the Balderson Leadership Project Award (2006) from the National Public Health Leadership Development Network. For 30 years, Leanne has worked in the health and public health sectors, with an emphasis on community health, health promotion, healthy community design, and professional development.
As the Director of the RIHEL Coaching Academy, Leanne manages the coaching programs within all RIHEL Leadership Programs. For over 18 years, she has been coaching individuals and groups and training others to be peer coaches. Since starting with RIHEL in 2003, Leanne has also managed the RIHEL Advanced Leadership Training Program (ALTP), coordinated Emergency Preparedness training for public and environmental health professionals, supported other leadership development activities through the Institute, and provided training, facilitation and coaching to build professional and community capacity in the area of healthy community design. Leanne served on the Denver Regional Council of Governments Metro Vision Planning Advisory Committee for two years (2012-2014) and is currently the Chair of the Governing Board of Directors for WalkDenver, a pedestrian advocacy organization, and the co-chair for the Built Environment Strategic Collaborative, a Colorado statewide group of advocates and professionals engaged in fostering health through the built environment.
RIHEL STAFF & FACULTY FOR:
- Advanced Leadership Training Program
- Advanced Physician Leadership Program
- Coaching Academy
- Leadership for Healthy Community Design Program
- Primary Care Movers and Changers