Workplace Options' Mary Ellen Gornick to Co-Chair EAPA's Work/Life Task Force

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Workplace Options, the largest provider of work/life employee benefits in America, announced that Mary Ellen Gornick has been appointed to co-chair the Employee Assistance Professionals Association's (EAPA) Work-Life Task Force.

Workplace Options, the largest provider of work/life employee benefits in America, announced that Mary Ellen Gornick has been appointed to co-chair the Employee Assistance Professionals Association's (EAPA) Work-Life Task Force.

Chartered by EAPA in 2000, the Work-Life Task Force was designed to look at the relationship of work-life with EAP. The task force is made up of consultants, providers of EAP and work-life services, and internal employee assistance professionals with management responsibility for the delivery of their organization's EAP and work-life services.

"Our role as a committee it to keep the EAPA board informed on the status of Work-Life and EAPA integration trends going on in the industry and with the membership," Said Mary Ellen Gornick, senior VP of union services for Workplace Options. "It is a real honor to co-chair the task force with Bruce Davidson of Corporate Counseling Associates who was at the forefront of the EA – Work-life integration movement."

Mary Ellen is a nationally recognized expert in the field of work/life whose experience, dedication and contributions to the field will bring significant contribution to the EAPA Work/Life Task Force.

At Workplace Options (WPO), Mary Ellen is responsible for the delivery of work/life services to labor unions, as well as WPO's work/life consulting practice where Ms. Gornick helps clients determine new directions through organizational assessments, impact studies, strategy development and unique program initiatives. Prior to joining Workplace Options, Ms Gornick founded the CPA Group a nationally recognized work/life consulting and training organization. Ms. Gornick is a founding board member and past President of the Alliance of Work-Life Progress (AWLP). She is also an instructor in the Boston College – AWLP certificate program. Ms. Gornick earned a Master's Degree from the University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration and is currently associated with the Entrepreneurship Center, housed in the School of Management at Purdue University-Calumet.

About Workplace Options

Founded in 1982 and servicing nearly 14 million employees and their families, Workplace Options (WPO) is America’s largest provider of work/life services. WPO is recognized for its innovative web delivery capabilities, flexibility and affordable pricing models. The company's Partnership Integration Model offers the most complete and thorough process for successfully integrating EAP and work/life employee benefits available in today's market.

About Employee Assistance Professionals Association

Established in 1971, the Employee Assistance Professionals Association (EAPA) is the world's oldest and largest membership organization for employee assistance professionals, with approximately 5,000 members in the United States and more than 30 other countries. EAPA hosts an annual conference, publishes the Journal of Employee Assistance, and offers training and other resources to enhance the skills and success of its members and the stature of the employee assistance professions.

This press release was distributed through eMediawire by Human Resources Marketer (HR Marketer: http://www.HRmarketer.com) on behalf of the company listed above.

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