EAPA Member Milestones
David Powell died of a fall at his home in East Grandby, CT, on November 1, 2013. Over his long career with EAPs and related substance abuse issues, he made many important contributions to the field and was a supportive colleague to ALMACA/EAPA and its members.
David was a New Jersey Occupational Program Consultant and member of the original "Thundering 100" whom NIAAA trained at Pinehurst, NC in 1972. A few years later, he moved to Connecticut and became the Director of the non-profit Eastern Area Alcohol Education and Training Program (EAATP). With the lessening of Federal support for alcoholism efforts in the Reagan administration, David converted the agency to the private sector as ETP, Inc., which provided EA programs to over 200 corporations. In addition, he established the clinical worldwide preceptorship program for the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps.
Upon his retirement from ETP, David was the founding President of the International Center for Health Concerns, through which he trained on addiction, ethics, spirituality and men's issues in all U.S. states and 87 countries. At the time of his death, he was also an Assistant Clinical Professor at Yale University's School of Medicine and was advocating for Yale to establish an endowed chair on Workforce Development in the Addiction Field.
Betty Reddy, a pioneer not only of ALMACA/EAPA but also of treatment for families with alcoholism and chemical dependency, died in Denver on Thursday, September 5th, 2013. She was 94 years young.
Many of us worked with Betty and/or were influenced by her outreach and dedication to "the field." Betty was a friend to Labor, and a major player in developing Legal Assistance Programs and Medical Programs. She held numerous local, national and international leadership positions including National ALMACA/EAPA Board Member for the Women's Committee, and past President of the Northern Illinois EAPA Chapter. Betty was instrumental in assisting many unions and companies with access to treatment and training and her work through Lutheran General Hospital/ Lutheran Center for Substance Abuse/ Parkside/ Rush Addictions provided a cornerstone for many of our programs today.
Betty's family is planning a Mass in Denver on Thursday, Sept. 12. Then a memorial service will be held on November 9th in Denver. The burial and gravesite service will occur in Chicago, shortly after November 9th.
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