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Meet the Staff

 

BRIAN SMITH, MSW, LCSW
Director
(815) 753-6039 | bsmith12@niu.edu 

As the Director, Brian will provide Employee Assistance Counseling, Consultation, and Customized Training to Employees, their Families, and University Staff. The services can address a wide range of needs including anxiety and depression; work place concerns; family and relationship difficulties; alcohol and drug concerns; grief, loss, and bereavement; and life transition challenges.

 

LESLEY GILBERT,
Asst. Director, Training and Development
(815) 753-9196 | lclements@niu.edu 
As the Assistant Director, Lesley is available to provide Customized Training, Coaching, and Coping services to assist Employees and University Staff by enhancing their skills in customer service, communication, coping, problem solving, and team work.

 

KAREN SMITH,
Program Specialist
(815) 753-9191 | ksmith12@niu.edu 
As our Program Specialist, Karen is the first person you will be in contact with for Employee Assistance Program support. She will listen to your needs, help you to consider options and solutions, schedule appointments, and make necessary referrals within and outside the University to assist all Employees and University Departments. Karen also coordinates all Health Events, Family Support and Fitness initiatives.