National EAP employs a team of inspiring leaders and industry professionals who are devoted to providing clients with the highest quality Employee Assistance Programs and organizational services in the nation.
Aoifa O’Donnell, LCSW, SAP
Chief Executive Officer
Aoifa (ee-fa) O’Donnell, LCSW is Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner of National EAP, Inc. Since 2008, Aoifa has carved out a market niche for National EAP defining the company for its superior employee turnaround services and trainings programs. National EAP clients rave about the concierge level response and strategic partnership they experience to drive down high risk and high cost employee issues within their workplace.
As a leading expert in the EAP industry, Aoifa is passionate about delivering high level business solutions that markedly improve the workplace of local and national business clients. In January 2015, National EAP expanded and launched the National EAP Leadership Center. The Center has become quickly known for its two day Leadership Masterclass and corporate retreat facilitation.
An experienced trainer and public speaker for corporations and industry conferences, Aoifa has been featured in several articles in local and national publications such as TIME, Long Island Business News, Pulse, Newsday and HR Benefit News, where she addressed topics such as workplace violence, suicide prevention, substance abuse prevalence and more. In 2011, Aoifa was honored with Long Island Business News’ prestigious 40 Under 40 Award and received the 2012 Human Services/EAP Award from the Caron Foundation. In 2014, Aoifa was selected as a finalist for the prestigious Athena Leadership Award.
Prior to joining National EAP, Aoifa worked in a combination of clinical and administrative positions, starting her career as a researcher for Stony Brook University, conducting a Suffolk County Needs Assessment. Upon its completion, she transferred to direct client care, working as a therapist with children and families in several settings and held administrative positions, including Director of the Link Program (a crisis intervention program to avert psychiatric hospitalization) for the largest mental health organization in Suffolk County, The Pederson-Krag Center.
Aoifa serves as an Advisory Board member for Adelphi University’s College of Nursing, is an Athena Member and is co-chair of the HIA-LI Human Resources Committee. Aoifa previously held positions as co-chair of the HIA-LI Healthcare Committee and Mom-mentum Corporate Committee, responsible for the delivery of the annual Women’s Leadership Conference. An avid supporter of Long Island non-profits, she is the co-founder of a local charity called Rayanna’s Arms, a group that sponsors financially struggling families and children for the holidays. Aoifa holds a bachelor’s degree in social work and a master’s degree in social welfare and has earned credentials as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a Substance Abuse Professional (SAP).
Julie Simon, MFT, CEAP
Director of EAP Services
Julie Simon is the Director of EAP Services for National EAP, Inc. and has worked extensively for over a decade intervening and resolving workplace issues that otherwise linger and create a toxic work environment. Julie works closely with employees, HR and leadership delivering services that move organizations towards success. She is an accomplished therapist, workplace trainer and organizational coach, specializing in areas of conflict management and change.
A Certified Employee Assistance Professional, Julie was awarded her bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Hofstra University. She also has advanced certificates in Divorce Mediation from Hofstra University and the Center for Mediation and Training.
An active member of the local community, Julie is involved with several organizations including SHRM and LI LERA. She currently serves as Treasurer of EAPA Long Island and is a former board member of Long Island Elite, an organization dedicated to fostering the growth of young professionals while giving back to non-profit organizations. Julie was honored this year to be a recipient of the Long Island Business News 40 Under 40 Award.