EAPA Member Milestones
Tyrone Hasan worked in the field of chemical dependency for over 20 years and touched many lives throughout his career. Tyrone was a LCDC and some of the places that he worked included Odissey House with adolescents, Cypress Creek Hospital, Kingwood Pines Hospital and West Oaks. He was a staple in the Houston community and an active participant at Houston EAPA.
Tyrone's Celebration of Life service will be held Saturday, March 22, 10:00 AM at Abiding Faith UMC, 4300 N. Shepherd, Houston TX. Flowers for the funeral need to be at the Church location by Friday noon.
Wilbert "Chief" Brant
Wilbert "Chief" Brant, a dedicated EAPA advocate for EA professionals in the labor movement, passed away in his hometown of Buffalo, NY, on Dec. 3, 2013. After many years as a Buffalo bus driver and labor representative of his fellow drivers, Chief Brant became the Community Services Representative for the Buffalo and Erie County Central Labor Council in 1972. Fortuitously, that selection coincided with the NIAAA training of the "Thundering 100" group of Occupational Program Consultants who were advised to seek out the advice of local Central Labor Councils. From then on, Wilbert Brant became a leader in the effort to promote labor-management EAPs, including joining the Board of the Buffalo Area Council on Alcoholism, serving on numerous state-wide EAP advisory committees and, most significantly, always giving of his time and efforts to support EA professionals. Long time EAP adminisrator Bill O'Donnell cited Chief's advice as critical to the success in extending the Singer Link EAP to its organized workforce.
In the 1970s he left Western New York for a few years to go to Washington DC as the National Council on Alcoholism's advocate to promote joint efforts between the AFL-CIO and NIAAA. Wilbert Brant was known to all as "Chief" in recognition of his Native American heritage. He was legendary slugger in the Buffalo softball leagues, a devoted family man and a former member of the ALMACA National Board of Directors. Beloved husband of the late Connie (Alleca) Brant; loving father of Karen (Raymond) Ernst and Judy D'Erba (Donald) Graser. Memorials may be made to Hospice Buffalo Inc. No prior visitation. Arrangements by Wetland Funeral Home.
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