The Institute for Palliative Medicine at San Diego Hospice

Eileen Piersa, MS, MA

Eileen Piersa, MS, MA
Manager, Special Projects
The Institute for Palliative Medicine at San Diego Hospice
4311 Third Avenue
San Diego, CA, USA 92103-1407
Office: 619-688-6261
Main: 619-688-1600


Eileen Piersa is the Manager, Special Projects for The Institute for Palliative Medicine at San Diego Hospice.  Eileen works with Helen McNeal, VP of Education, Research and Organization Development supporting both the International Program as well as special organizational projects. 

Eileen works with the International Programs team, under Dr. Frank Ferris, with the International Fellows, Visitors and Visiting Scholars. Eileen works with the daily operations as well as the future planning and implementation of programs.  She is also on the Leadership Development Initiative (LDI) team, participating in the design and training of international doctors in leadership skills, empowering them to build palliative care globally.

Eileen has been an organization development consultant with a focus on strategic planning, coaching, team building, and leadership and employee development. She has owned her own company and worked with public, private and non-profit companies from large corporations to small-sized businesses in diverse industries.  She has also worked inside major corporations as an Organization Development Specialist, an Employee Relations Specialist, Director of Training and Vice President of Operations and Training for an international corporation.

Eileen received her BA in Family Life Education from The College of St. Benedict, her MS in Organization Development from Central Washington University and an MA in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica.  Eileen and is co-author of the book, “Visionary Women Inspiring the World - 12 Paths to Personal Power.”