About FASAP: Staff Profiles
Our counselors have diverse professional backgrounds. All of them are Masters level or above with experience as therapists, educators and consultants. Their areas of specialty include: personal and family concerns, grief and loss, physical and mental health, alcohol and drug abuse, and relationship issues involving career and work. Listed below are the current professional staff at FASAP that are available for consultation.
Tom received his Masters in Social Work form the University of Michigan in 1976. He has been the Director of FASAP since 1998. Prior to coming to U of M he worked for a behavioral health company as their regional manager, where he administered the employee assistance program for over 33,000 Ford Motor Company staff, the Stroh Brewery Company, Rouge Steel, Cranbrook Schools and several other companies. Additionally, he directed a Salvation Army Harbor Light program and worked in several health care settings. Tom is a member of several professional organizations, including the American College of Mental Health Administration and the International Association of Employee Assistance Professionals in Education. He has extensive experience in solution focused counseling, parenting issues, executive stress, and substance abuse administration and treatment.
Karen has been with the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program since 1986. She has professional experience in a variety of human service domains including mental health, family service, substance abuse and rehabilitation. She is active in employee assistance professional associations and has presented and published in the field. Karen has done evaluation research in the area of job-related stress and has been involved in development of services for injured workers. In addition, she has a special interest in individuals' spirituality as a means of support and/or coping.
Karen received her Masters in Social Work degree from the University of Michigan.
Lorna has been a counselor at the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program since 1997. Previously, she worked in a variety of practice areas including children’s protective services, hospital-based services and community mental health services. She was on faculty at McMaster University and the University of Windsor in Canada. Additionally, she served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Michigan School of Social Work. Lorna received her doctorate in Social Work from the University of Toronto, Canada.
Janell has been with the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program since 1999. She has extensive professional counseling experience working with families, teens, couples and sexual abuse survivors. She worked for seven years as an employee assistance consultant and trainer to Ford Motor Company, Deloitte & Touche, Young & Rubican, Stroh and other corporations. Janell has provided employment-related trainings/educational workshops throughout the United States. She received her Masters in Social Work degree from Wayne State University.
Andrew joined the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program in 2005. Previously, he worked in the mental health field for approximately fifteen years as a psychotherapist, case manager, clinical supervisor, program manager and program evaluator. He is interested in brief treatment of job burnout and job stress and has conducted research in these areas. He also has experience in brief counseling for depression and anxiety. Andrew is an Adjunct Professor in the Schools of Social Work at the University of Michigan and at Michigan State University. He completed a Masters in Social Work from the former and a Ph.D. in Social Psychology and Social Work from the latter.