EASNA Elects ValueOptions' Rich Paul as President
Norfolk, Virginia — May 31, 2005
ValueOptions today announced that Rich Paul, vice president of Health and Performance Solutions, has been elected as president of the Employee Assistance Society of North America (EASNA). Mr. Paul will become president of EASNA at the conclusion of the current term, and his presidency will run through 2007.
Founded to address the ever-evolving needs of the employee assistance field, EASNA's goal is to provide a leadership role that encourages quality Employee Assistance Program (EAP) services through the development of program standards and an EAP accreditation process.
"As a leader in the EAP field, Rich brings a wealth of experience and leadership that will support our efforts to achieve EASNA's new strategic direction and positively impact our initiatives," said Dr. Louise Hartley, current president of EASNA.
"EASNA has been an international leader in advancing knowledge, research and best practices toward achieving healthy and productive workplaces," said Chris Cavazos, president of ValueOptions' Employer Solutions Division. "EASNA has been responsible for establishing standards of excellence for Work/Life and Employee Assistance Programs, and we fully support Rich in contributing to the success of this organization."
In his current role at ValueOptions, Mr. Paul oversees operations and is responsible for the implementation of company-wide EAP best practice initiatives as well as workplace service quality programs and standards.
Founded in 1985, the Employee Assistance Society of North America (EASNA) serves a diverse community of Employee Assistance Program (EAP) professionals, employers, and organizations in both the United States and Canada. EASNA's promotion of program accreditation, membership services, and professional training opportunities promote high and fair standards of employee assistance practices to enhance organizational and individual effectiveness. For more information, please visit www.easna.org.