EAPA Member Milestones
Francis X. King
Frank King passed away in February 2019. He was a man of unusual charm and wit. He had a long and distinguished career as an employee assistance professional working in both internal and union based settings. Frank was an extremely active member of the New York City chapter of EAPA holding numerous officer positions including, President, Vice President and Treasurer. He will be missed greatly by his family, friends and colleagues.
Anastasia P. Rush, CEO of Hellas EAP has died
Hellas EAP announced that their founder and CEO, Dr. Anastasia P. Rush, passed away January 2019. Dr. Rush received her professional training and started her EAP career in the U.S.A. in 1970. In 2000, she returned to her native country, Greece, teaching Psychology and providing EAP services to international companies. In 2003, she established the Greece branch of EAPA, eventually becoming its president. Ιn 2005, she established Hellas EAP Ltd., the leading EAP Company in Greece, which today serves over 120 companies in Greece and Cyprus. In 2017, EAPA recognized its excellence, by awarding the EAP Quality Award to Hellas EAP.
Dr. Rush has spent her lifetime in the service and promotion of employee assistance. She introduced the EAP concept to the Greek market, a challenging endeavor. She tirelessly worked to educate government and business leaders about the value of EA and to teach social workers, psychologists and others how to become EA professionals. She is one of the founding members of the Employee Assistance European Forum (EAEF) and a past executive member of the EAEF Board, responsible for the development of EAP Ethics and Standards in Europe. Her devotion to the field has been second to none and will be sorely missed.
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