EASNA Corporate Awards Honor Cargill, Inc., and Canadian National for Innovative Workplace EAP Programs, EASNA Leadership Award Winner Named

Alexandria, VA, April 26, 2017—The Employee Assistance Society of North America (EASNA) announces its 13th Annual Corporate Awards of Excellence winners. The award is given yearly to showcase the excellence, innovation, and impact of Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) in the workplace. This year’s winners, or the EAPs, will deliver a brief presentation about their programs at the 29th Annual Institute, EASNA’s annual conference, May 10-12 at the Westin Buckhead Atlanta in Atlanta, Georgia, United States.

The following companies have been selected as the 2017 winners:

  • In the U.S., the winner is Cargill, Inc., whose EAP is Morneau Shepell.
  • In Canada, the winner is Canadian National, whose EAP is Morneau Shepell.

An independent panel of judges reviews Corporate Award submissions and evaluates them on a series of criteria that underscore the importance of integrating the services of an EAP provider to ensure the health and well-being of the company’s workforce. For more information about the Corporate Award winners, go to: https://www.easna.org/conferences/corporate-award-winners/

EASNA’s Leadership Award recognizes an individual who throughout his or her career demonstrated ongoing commitment and support of EAP and workplace health. The third annual Leadership Award will be presented to Ken Dolan-Del Vecchio, LCSW, LMFT, who recently retired from his position as Vice President of Health and Wellness at Prudential Financial. Dolan-Del Vecchio was nominated by FEI Behavioral Health.

Dolan-Del Vecchio in collaboration with medical leadership, created, developed and administered the Prudential health and wellness organization, which coordinates and implements a unique array of services including onsite medical, EAP, work-life, financial, disability management, employee education and critical incident response.  His rigorous re-evaluation of employee health has dramatically redefined Prudential’s understanding of wellness, establishing it as a corporate model of well-being.

Dolan-Del Vecchio is a nationally recognized expert on mental health and the workplace and has been featured in The Wall Street JournalReutersSmart Money, Fox Business News, and other media. He is the author of three books. In 2016, he was named Corporate Leader of the Year by the National Alliance of Mental Illness’ NYC-Metro Chapter. Ken earned his bachelor’s degree in biopsychology at Cornell University and his Master’s degree in social work at Hunter College of the City University of New York.

As the employee assistance industry’s trade association, EASNA advances the competitive excellence of its members by fostering best practices, research, education, and advocacy in behavioral health and wellness that impacts workplace performance.

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