Educational Experience:

  • B.S.H.E. University of Georgia, 1983, Major: Child and Family Development

  • M.S.W. University of Georgia School of Social Work, 1984, Major: Mental Health and Clinical Pyschotherapy

  • Honors: GPA: 3.85 Cum Laude, Dean's List, Graduate Student Council, Student Forum Representative, 1983, Gamma Sigma Delta Honor Society, 1979, Golden Key National Honor Society, 1980, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, 1982

Licenses and Certifications:

  • 1987 to present LCSW - Licensed Clinical Social Work, CAP - Certified Addictions Professional, ICADC - Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor

  • 1988-2002 CEAP - Certified Employee Assistance Professional

  • 1994 Certified Critical Incident Debriefer. Jeffery Mitchell Model

  • 2005 Department of Transportation (DOT) - Substance Abuse Professional (SAP)

  • 2010 Member of International Association of Yoga Therapists

  • 2010 EMDR Certification

Professional Experience:

  • April 1987 to present - Vista EAP, Inc. CEO

  • An Employee Assistance Program providing evaluation, assessment and referral services, on-site training and crisis services, consultations on workplace issues, providing outpatient individual, marital and family mental health therapy.

  • 1995 to present - Corporate Trainer and Management Consultant

  • April 1992 to present - Conducted home studies following both, Florida Statute 61.20 Chapter 491 and 61.13 for adoptions, custody and residential status regarding dependent children. Expert witness for same in Orange, Volusia and Seminole counties.

  • May 1984 to April 1989 - Metropolitan Alcoholism Council

  • 1987 - 1989: Director EAP Group - Delivered Employee Assistance Services: evaluations, assessment and referral. Crisis care, program development, training, supervision, and staff development.

  • 1986 - 1987: Director Special Services - Supervised all outpatient services: family, married, individual, and group counseling. In addition, was responsible for a full caseload. Dealt with budgetary issues, establishment of policy and procedures, quality assurance programs, and program development.

  • 1984 - 1987: Director of Freedom House - Directed a long-term women's facility for chronic alcoholic-dual diagnosis clients. Supervised staff: counselors, caseworkers, and house managers. Provided direct counseling and indirect services such as program development, budgetary concerns, and physical plant management.