EASNA, the Employee Assistance Trade Association, Announces the Election of New Officers and Directors

Alexandria, VA, June 16, 2017—Members of the Employee Assistance Society of North America (EASNA) have elected new officers to its Board of Directors. The elections occurred during the trade association’s annual general meeting, which was held on May 11, at the Westin Buckhead Atlanta, during the 29th Annual EASNA Institute, EASNA’s educational conference.

The following are the new officers who were elected to a two-year term:

  • President Irvin Kooris, C3: Coaching, Counseling and Consulting, USA
  • Immediate Past President Judy Plotkin, MSW, The ReedGroup, Canada
  • Vice President Heather Kaufman, Morneau Shepell, Canada
  • Treasurer Alain Contant, Health Canada
  • Secretary Nicole Stelter, Kaiser Permanente Healthworks & Product Innovation, USA

EASNA’s directors are elected from Canada and the United States and allow for an international member. Other directors on the board include Nicole Doucet of NDC Nutrition at Work, Ken Deptuck of Teamsters Canada, J.J. Farook of InfoMC, Inc., Louise Hanson of LifeWorks, Mary Hill of E4 Health, Inc., John Ives of Power Workers Union, Jacques Sauvageau of Homewood Health, George Shipley of Aon Hewitt | Health & Benefits, and Chuck Taylor of Beacon Health Options.

Irvin Kooris, M.Ed, LPC, LMFT, CEAP, is the President of C3: Coaching, Counseling and Consulting. He has held senior management positions in the private and public sectors of mental health with more than 30 years of experience in the field of Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) and behavioral healthcare. He was previously the Director of Associate Services at The Home Depot. In this role, he provided overall management of The Home Depot’s Employee Assistance Program, which consists of face-to-face counseling, work/life programs, substance abuse rehabilitation and EAP resources for associates. In addition, Kooris serves on the Employee Assistance Round Table and is a past president of the North Georgia EAPA chapter.

As the employee assistance industry’s trade association, EASNA (www.easna.org) advances the competitive excellence of its members by fostering best practices, research, education, and advocacy in behavioral health and wellness that impacts workplace performance. EASNA also runs the Employee Assistance Directory (www.employeeassistancedirectory.org) an effort to make locating and purchasing EAP or EFAP services easier for employers.


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