We live, eat & breathe helping others to turn around their life situations. Our day-to-day mission is to transform the perception of returning citizens and the barriers they face.
PEAR Founder & CEO
The PEAR is comprised of over 15 staff and volunteers. Each of them are dedicated to serving our participants and achieving our mission and purpose to effectively making an impact of lives of our clients. Our staff is dedicated in making PEAR a unique environment and a place that makes a difference in the lives we touch. PEAR staff strives to deal with each client in a respectful and non-judgmental way all while helping them focus on their goals.
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse &
PEAR Medical Director
Denise Cunningham Elious
Certified Advanced Alcohol & Drug Counselor
We know that your reputation is only as good as the results of your last job. PEAR deals with each client in a consistent manner achieving high levels of success by clearly communicating expectations, available resources and accountability for actions.
At PEAR, we've taken our collective experience to create our own methodology along with evidence based practice in realizing what "works" in transforming the lives of others.
Chanda Joyce Pierre
Certified PEER Specialist & PEAR Office Manager
Founder and CEO, Bertha Hammett is a firm believer that each individual must be offered a basic opportunity to realize a life of self sufficiency, to include a second chance.
Bertha realized early in her career that she was charged with coaching others to help themselves and has made this her primary focus on the disadvantaged and under represented
segment of society.