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Jennifer Hoffman

“Authentic Truth Requires Authentic Spaces”

Jennifer Hoffman has worked as a Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist and Prevention Specialist for Pittsburgh Mercy Behavioral Health Systems.  She has spent the last eight years as a resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where she was a personal trainer for six years and prevention specialist for three.  As a trainer, she created LOCO fitness, a venture that was designed to create an environment conducive to physical and spiritual growth.  

 

During her time at Pittsburgh Mercy, Jennifer created Trail-A-Day in 2015.  This wellness program takes persons served and staff from Pittsburgh Mercy and provides the opportunity for trail walking on the city trails as a tool for harm reduction and tobacco cessation.  Jennifer also created a biking group in 2016 that is similar to Trail-A-Day with the use of bicycles.  The creation of these groups offered her the opportunity to be a panel speaker for the Live Well Allegheny learning collaboration in January 2017.

 

Jennifer's passion and desire to grow as a person has also translated into the relationships she has built with the children and adults she has worked with on a daily basis.  She has recently relocated to California, where she will be starting a new position as a Family Service Coordinator and Youth Program Leader in Palo Alto.  She looks forward to the opportunity to continue working in a community atmosphere driven by love, so that she is able continue to help others achieve their own authentic truths.