Peggi Cooney, Chief Connections Officer of ZPE is also a social work instructor/coach for UC Davis. She holds a MSW and spent 16 years in Child Welfare and Adult Protective Services. Peggi published her first book, This Side of Alcohol in November 2021. She is currently working on her next book about secondary traumatic stress and its effect on those in direct practice, such as social workers, health-care professionals and first responders. Peggi resides with her husband Paul in West Sacramento and Lake Almanor, California.