Allyssa Jomei

About Me

Allyssa Jomei serves as the esteemed Executive Director for Peers Empower Peers, where she exemplifies her passion for fostering a supportive community. In addition to her role, Allyssa is an esteemed Interfaith Spiritual Director and a highly skilled Reiki Master Teacher.

Having obtained her certification as a peer in 2014, Allyssa has dedicated herself to making a positive impact by actively volunteering and working with various non-profit organizations throughout her career. In doing so, she has embarked on a journey filled with unexpected and exhilarating opportunities, allowing her understanding of peer support to flourish and develop on a daily basis.

Allyssa's profound appreciation for her work lies in the remarkable connections she has formed and the captivating narratives she has encountered. Each encounter and interaction within the peer community continues to astound and inspire her. She remains humbled and delighted by the extraordinary individuals she has met along the way.

Allyssa's commitment to non-profit work and her unwavering dedication to the peer community have shaped her into a compassionate leader, driven by her deep admiration for the people she encounters.

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