The On-Liner

June 2006 Edition


In this issue:

Read the latest President's Message

Special Chapter Meeting in August

On August 9 & 10, Andy LeFave, LCSW, CEAP will be presenting on Coaching in the Workplace. This training will be a two-day event with 13 PDHs available. Andy is a well known, international speaker on this topic with extensive experience in the EA field.

At the strategic planning meeting last year the Board voted to plan a workshop in which the members could benefit from the success of the 2005 conference and it allocated funds to offset the cost of a special training event. The time has come and registration for both days and all training materials will be just $35.00 and will include lunch. Typically this type of training and the materials would be hundreds of dollars! The training is for EAPA-NC Chapter members only and will be limited to the first 50 registrants.

Clarion Hotel Greensboro will provide rooms which include a breakfast buffet for $85.00 per night. Reservation cut-off is July 8, 2006 at 4:00 p.m. The training will also be located at this hotel.

Clarion Hotel Greensboro
415 Swing Road
Greensboro, NC 27409
(336) 299-7650

Registration forms will be available by the end of May. Remember, only 50 members will be able to attend so don't delay!

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October 2006 Chapter Meeting Training

Once again we will meet at Moore Regional Medical Center in Pinehurst on Thursday, October 19 for the day. The morning topic will be "Addictions and Dual-Diagnosis" and the afternoon session topic will be on "Gambling and Addiction". Please plan to join us.

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Are You Listed?

The chapter is placing an ad in the Fall edition of NC HR Review. The ad will direct readers to our website to learn more about EAPs and to our EA Provider page to learn about providers in the state. To insure more exposure to HR professionals looking for a provider, now is the time to make sure you are listed on the Providers page of the website. One needs to be a NC EAPA chapter member. Listings are $50 per calendar year. Contact Andy Silberman at for information.

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Got Resources?

Christine Jones with the one that didn't get away!

Christine Jones, new member of the Technology Committee (yea, Christine!) is working on updating the Resources page on the website.

She is interested in hearing from members about resources in their local area and other links they believe would be beneficial to have listed.

Please e-mail her at:

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LEAP Update

Three names were approved by the Board and submitted to the Governor's Office for selection. This is to replace Roy Sonovick's position on the LEAP Board.

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Outreach News

The Outreach Committee continues to look for ways to promote NCEAPA in the professional community. Do you have ideas that you'd like to share? If so, please contact Eileen Hodiak at the phone/email address listed below!

Sales of NCEAPA merchandise were a bit slow at the May Chapter training held at Fellowship Hall, but the pace of this training was anything BUT slow! This 6-hour training on Critical Incident Response in the Workplace flew by as participants learned some excellent information that will assist them in their daily work with employees.

The Outreach Committee presented our speaker, Dr. Betty Gilmore, with select NCEAPA merchandise of her choice as a "thank you" for her presentation. Mike Whaley, our host from Fellowship Hall, was also presented with NCEAPA kaleidoscopes for his management staff, as a "thank you" for hosting an NCEAPA chapter training for the 3rd year in a row.

The Outreach Committee is currently exploring the possibility of ordering NCEAPA golf shirts, which will be solid in color and carry the NCEAPA logo. These could be ready as early as the August training so be sure to watch for the August training announcement and plan to attend! The shirts will be first come, first serve!

And last, the Outreach Committee is already planning for next year's March 2007 Conference gift. If you have any ideas for items you would like to see considered, be sure to let me know!

If you would like to help promote NCEAPA within your professional community, please contact Eileen Hodiak, NCEAPA Outreach Committee Chairperson, at FirstHealth of the Carolinas - EAP at (888) 278-4595 or by email at

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Ray Robbins being presented with the winning prize from Karen Molli for the SHRM advertisement slogan contest
Ray Robbins being presented with the winning prize from Karen Molli for the SHRM advertisement slogan contest
You can not fool Jackie, especially for $100.  She was one of our past treasures.
North Carolina Chapter board members (bottom L-R) Joan Radford, Lindy Langston, Eileen Hodiak, Dawn Klug (top L-R) Lib Edwards, David Hamby, Karen Molli, Andy Silberman and Jay Hale
(not pictured John Howard, Mary Bryan Roberts and Jim Cooper)

Presenter Dr. Betty Gilmore of Crisis Care Network provided training on Critical Incident Response in the Workplace

Thank you to Mike Whaley and Fellowship Hall for hosting EAPA-NC May chapter meeting

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