Meridian’s EAP Coordinator wins 2018 Hennessy Scholarship
Meridian’s Employee Assistant Program (EAP) Coordinator and Counselor, Natasha Cramer has won the prestigious 2018 Hennessy Scholarship, given out by the Employee Assistance Professionals Association. The John J. “Jack” Hennessy Scholarship Fund is established in memory of and in tribute to former EAPA President and EACC Chair Jack Hennessy, in recognition of his tireless efforts to advance the professional growth of both labor affiliated and non-labor affiliated employee assistance professionals, as well as the cultivation of the CEAP credential. To facilitate the continuation of those important efforts, the Fund has been established to provide an opportunity for both labor affiliated and non-labor affiliated member professionals to participate in the foremost professional development event worldwide,the annual EAPA Conference & EXPO.
For the 2018 EAPA Conference & EXPO being held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, EAPA awarded two scholarships, one to a labor affiliated member, and one to a non-labor affiliated member. Mrs. Cramer, the non-labor affiliated winner, competed with individuals from around the world. In her application, she noted, “It is difficult to pick what I love most about my job. I am grate for the opportunity to breakdown the stigma associated with asking for help.” Mrs. Cramer looks forward to meeting and learning from other EA professionals from around the world at the conference which will be held Thursday, October 11 – Saturday, October 13.