EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Allyson Powell, LCSW
Allyson joined UConn Health in 2007 as the Program Manager of the Adoption Assistance Program. Her role expanded in 2014 to include EAP counseling and in 2019, Allyson assumed oversight of the EAP. In addition to direct service work, Allyson has over twenty years of program management experience. Her areas of clinical expertise include work with adoptive and guardianship families, grief and loss, and navigating workplace stress.
David Francis, LPC, LADC, CEAP
David started at the UConn Health EAP in 2006. He has 18 years of experience in the EAP field. He has an extensive background in health care management and is the former director of the Alliance EAP Program. Areas of clinical expertise include substance use disorders, anxiety and adolescent/family therapy.
Kelly Huffman, LPC, CEAP
Kelly has been in the employee assistance field for over 25 years and has worked with a variety of organizations including large corporations, hospitals, manufacturing companies, government, and human service agencies. She previously worked as an EAP Counselor for Middlesex Hospital and The Travelers Insurance Company, and as an EAP Contract Manager for The Village for Families & Children, Inc. Her areas of clinical specialty are mood disorders, substance use, women’s issues, and grief/loss counseling.
Rich Agostinho, LCSW
Rich joined the UConn Health EAP team in 2022 in a part-time role. He is a Licensed Clinical Social worker with over 15 years of experience working with children and families. He has extensive experience in child welfare, in both clinical and program management roles. His areas of clinical specialty include addiction, adoption, LGBTQ+, men’s issues, trauma and mood disorders.