President’s Message

 SEPTEMBER 2017

“Many hands make for light lifting” truly personifies how our Connecticut Chapter operates. I begin my term as your President buoyed by the tireless work of all that continually contribute, a seasoned Executive Board and from the excellent model of leadership provided by our Immediate Past President, Becky Harris. Thank you.

To be rewarded with EAPA’s Outstanding Chapter Award is validation to what I’ve written above. It also presents the real challenge in raising the bar even higher. A formidable task, yet with our history of effective Committee Chairs that facilitate and delegate to willing members, obtainable. Let’s re-invite those who have served well in the past to once again become active and invite new ones to join and grow themselves within our Connecticut Chapter.

As EAP’s we recognize the signs and symptoms of stress in the workplace. Even in our workplaces. Being mindful of that, I want to continue in keeping our Chapter meetings as a place of respite that provide an opportunity to recharge our spirit. I have always found that our monthly meetings provided equal parts of education, networking and goodwill. This recipe nourishes on both personal and professional levels. I believe that this is a big part of our attested success.

Now, more than ever, EAP’s will be crucial to the business’s ability to function at peak levels. We are the bridge between need and help. Opioids, ethnic division, talk of war, cannabis laws rapidly changing as well as the more traditional issues continue to directly or indirectly affect workers and impact productivity. CTEAPA can emerge as the real time go to resource for both employers and employees that are lacking in effective EAP coverage. Let’s work to become a more known entity for who we are and what we do.

Dan Boissonneault, CEAP, SAP, LAP-C

CT Chapter President