Mary Ellen Kundrat joined LICADD’s Open Arms Employee Assistance Program as an EAP Specialist. Working closely with both employers and employees, Mary Ellen has assisted EAP members all across Long Island. The importance of finding a true work-life balance is a key component of the EAP work Mary Ellen does in helping individuals and families manage stress and other personal problems so they don’t interfere in the workplace. Managers, supervisors and co-workers benefit from Mary Ellen’s expertise in dealing with workplace issues. Mary Ellen has specialized training in Critical Incidence Stress Debriefing to better help both employers and employees during times of significant stress.
Graduation from Adelphi’s School of Social Work with a Master’s degree, quickly led to passing the New York State licensing exam and moving into the EAP world. Mary Ellen worked at Employee Support Network as Director of Employee Services, with internships at Port Counseling and Services Now for Adult Persons. A lifetime commitment to her community is a perfect match to LICADD’s goals and services.