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The EAP staff has earned the reputation for achieving high clinical standards in our industry.

All counseling staff hold a master’s degree in the mental health field and have experience with a variety of sub-specialties, which include:

  • Crisis counseling
  • Marriage/family therapy
  • Substance abuse counseling
  • Child and adolescent counseling
  • Critical incident stress debriefing

Clinicians

Ann CornellAnn Cornell, Psy.D. - Director

Dr. Ann Cornell completed her undergraduate training in psychology at the University of Rochester prior to her graduate school training in clinical psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology/Argosy University. She then completed a postdoctoral fellowship in primary care psychology through the University of Rochester Medical Center where she served as chief fellow and received extensive training in marriage and family therapy. Dr. Cornell completed an additional postdoctoral fellowship in interdisciplinary geriatrics and has a strong interest in interdisciplinary collaboration. Her areas of interest include behavioral health, cognitive behavioral therapy, and developing approaches to meet the needs of physicians and residents within the University of Rochester system. Over the past several years her work at BHP has been devoted to working with employees in health care systems and to developing innovative ways to meet the needs of this population.

Lacy Morgan-DeVelderLacy Morgan-DeVelder, MS, LMFT - Assistant Director

Lacy Morgan-DeVelder is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of New York. She received her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Rochester in 2007. Since that time, she practiced at both an Eating Disorder’s Partial Hospitalization Program and Strong Behavioral Health at Highland Family Medicine where she worked with individuals, couples, and families struggling with eating disorders, depression, anxiety, family discord, and chronic medical conditions. Most recently, Lacy worked with a research team at the University of Rochester whose work focuses on designing, implementing, and evaluating upstream suicide prevention programs in schools and the Air Force. An 11+ year employee of the University, Lacy joined EAP as the Assistant Director of Employer Based Services in November 2019.

Sigrid AdlerSigrid Adler, LCSW

Ms. Sigrid Adler, LCSW, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of New York. Ms. Adler is skilled in providing psychotherapy and crisis intervention to individuals, couples, and families dealing with such issues as; mood disorders, anxiety, marital discord, parent/child conflict, workplace stress, and the impact trauma. Other areas of expertise include the provision of service to emergency services personnel; including law enforcement and first responders. Ms. Adler is a member of the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress. She has been an employee of Strong Behavioral Health for over 13 years.

Kwasi BoaiteyKwasi Boaitey, LMSW, CASAC

Kwasi is a dedicated wellness professional with over 15 years of experience. Kwasi’s focus is using relational modalities of mindfulness to facilitate open lines of communication, client resilience, and stress management. His work has been with organizations, individuals, families, and adolescents facing professional and personal life challenges. He is also an adjunct instructor at the University of Rochester and an Implicit Bias Facilitator/Trainer. Kwasi is a lifelong learner receiving his MSW from the University at Buffalo and currently pursuing his licensure as a clinical master social worker as well as a Ph.D. in Human Development at the Warner School of Education at the University of Rochester. He is an International Coaching Federation Certified Leadership Coach, Registered Yoga Teacher, Certified Personal Trainer. Kwasi joined EAP in 2018.

Deborah ScottDeborah Scott, MS, CEAP

Deborah Scott earned a Master’s degree from RIT, and is a Certified as an Employee Assistance Professional. She has 10 years of experience in EAP counseling with individuals and families, and over 20 years of experience working in high schools, colleges, and job placement settings, specializing in solution-focused career and educational coaching for adults, young adults, and families.

Michelle SolomouMichelle Solomou, LCSW

Michelle Solomou received her Master's degree in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University and is a licensed Clinical Social Worker. Her work has been with individuals, couples, children, adolescents and families experiencing challenges with depression, anxiety, grief and loss, workplace stress and relationship issues. Michelle joined EAP in September 2008.

Pam SpallacciPam Spallacci, MSEd, MFTI

Pam Spallacci holds a Master's Degree in Counselor Education and a Post Degree Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy. Her experience includes psychotherapy with children, families, individuals and couples. With over 10 years of experience, her expertise is grounded in empowering individuals and families with disabilities and those working through anxiety and life transitions. Pam joined the team at EAP in Spring 2018.

 

Administrative Staff

Vanessa Mace

Vanessa Mace, BS

Vanessa is the Practice Manager for the Employee Assistance Program. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Health Care Administration from the State University of New York at Brockport. Previously, she was a supervisor at the Mayo Clinic in the Gastroenterology Department. During her time at the Mayo Clinic she participated in numerous leadership courses. Vanessa joined the group in November of 2016. Her interests include improving patient experience and programs aimed at neutralizing the stigma around mental health issues.

Taylor NeffTaylor Seiffer

Taylor Seiffer is the Employer Based Services Office Supervisor at EAP. Taylor comes from a strong background in customer service that includes working as a member service representative for the YMCA of Greater Rochester for 4 years.