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Cynthia A. Sulaski Cynthia A. Sulaski, MSW, CEAP
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2003-Present: Senior Consultant, Blair Consulting Group, Portland, Oregon

Ms. Sulaski designs training, conducts EAP evaluations, and provides high-level consultation to employers. Having worked in environments with safety sensitive issues and special concerns, she brings expertise in complex situations. She also works well with organized labor. Her unique experience of working in both internal and external EAPs allows her to apply quality standards with sensitivity and flexibility. conducts a variety of training courses for Blair Consulting Group.

1998-2002: Senior Consultant, Blair & Burke, Portland, Oregon

Ms. Sulaski was responsible for the design and coordination of Blair & Burke training activities, which include in 1999 the highly acclaimed "Fundamentals of EAP" and four new advanced courses. She also redesigned the Fundamentals course for a non-English-speaking audience prior to the Blair & Burke presentation of this course in Japan. As Senior Consultant, she was also responsible for EAP program evaluations and program planning.

1997-1998 President, Sulaski Consulting and Training, Portland, Oregon

Ms. Sulaski provided management coaching; and consultation and training services to employers on issues that affect safety, employee productivity and morale. Clients included Fortune 100 companies and external EAP vendors.

1991-1997: Regional EAP Coordinator, Mobil Corporation, Dallas, Texas

Responsibilities included overseeing EAP operations and EAP vendor contracts for all Mobil US work sites west of the Mississippi. This included implementation of vendor evaluations, review of adherence to Mobil "designated affiliate" requirements, site visits and case reviews. Ms. Sulaski designed and conducted a wide range of training programs for employees, supervisors and human resources professionals that focused on issues related to safety and productivity. Specific accomplishments included organizing and maintaining EAP Advisory Committees throughout the region; writing Mobil Medical Department’s critical incident debriefing procedure manual; and assisting in the planning and coordination of EAP service delivery to Mobil expatriate families in Qatar, France and other countries.

1988-1991: Regional EAP Manager, Employee Support Systems Company, Seattle, Washington

Duties included management of EAP administrative staff, office, clinical subcontractors and operations for Washington and Oregon contracts covering approximately 20 employers and 5,000 employees. Through marketing efforts, Ms. Sulaski increased client companies and revenues by twenty percent. She instituted the delivery of critical incident debriefing services to client companies after traumatic workplace events.

1986-1988: EAP Coordinator, Valley Cities Mental Health Center, Auburn, Washington

Responsibilities included providing the full spectrum of EAP service delivery to the Center’s client companies: program design; management consultation and training; clinical assessments and follow-up services; employee education and program evaluation. In addition, Ms. Sulaski provided support and training to those clinicians from the Center who assessed EAP clients.

1983-1986: President, Resolutions Incorporated, Chicago, Illinois

Provided a wide range of EAP administrative, clinical, operational and evaluative services to both employers and EAP vendors. In addition, conducted various customer services training programs to financial institutions for a national training firm.

1981-1983: EAP Account Representative, Parkside Medical Services Corporation, Park Ridge, Illinois

As the first full-time EAP staff member of a new EAP services organization, Ms. Sulaski assisted the director in developing policies, protocols, marketing plans, treatment provider networks and client training programs. Her major clients included the Chicago White Sox and Harris Bank.

1979-1981: EAP Specialist, Grant Hospital Alcoholism Research and Training Institute, Chicago, Illinois

Responsibilities included developing and conducting EAP supervisory and union training; consulting to human resources staff about EAP development and evaluation; marketing services to employers; conducted alcohol education and EAP training to the community; co-led sobriety counseling groups and participated in inpatient treatment assessments.

Selected Training

  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
  • Jeffrey Mitchell’s Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD) Model
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Professional Affiliations

  • Certified Employee Assistance Professional
  • Academy of Certified Social Workers
  • Employee Assistance Professionals Association. Member since 1979; past President, Vice-President and Board Member of the Oregon Chapter; past Vice President and Board Member of the Illinois Chapter; past President and Board Member of the Seattle Chapter.
  • Employee Assistance Certification Commission, 1991-1995; Chairperson of Recertification Committee; Member of EAPA Standards Committee and Measurements Subcommittee.

Publications and Films

  • “Back to Our Roots: Learning from the Earlier Generations” in EAPA Exchange , May/June 2002
  • "Training: How to Make It Work for You" in The ALMACAN, October, 1987
  • "Employee Assistance Pays Off for Workers and Banks" in the National Association of Bank Women Journal, November/December, 1983
  • Featured speaker in several films made by Mobil Corporation to train supervisors and other employees in alcoholism, substance abuse and other issues affecting work performance
  • One of two main speakers in "EAPs: A Safer Ride for All," a film funded by the Urban Mass Transit Agency for the benefit of mass transit agencies throughout the country, 1988

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