Jeffrey Heller, Vera Institute for Justice Guardianship Project
Jeffrey Heller, a graduate of The University of Chicago Law School, is an expert in political asylum cases. An avid cyclist, he has made numerous bicycle fundraising rides across the nation to support human rights and refugees seeking asylum in the U.S. A registered nurse and former university law professor, Jeffrey brought his skills to ReServe in 2012.
His first ReServist placement was with the Vera Institute for Justice Guardianship Project, which provides guardianship services for older adults and people with disabilities in New York City who by judicial determination cannot care for themselves. He visits with clients and writes status reports for case managers.
In addition to his work with Vera Institute Jeffrey also serves as a Dementia Care Coach for Fedcap Home Care “I am really happy to be a ReServist, to be engaged in meaningful work that is challeng¬ing but not overwhelming,” he said. “I leave feeling that I have made a difference in people’s lives.”