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Our Team

Allyson Powell, LCSW

Program Manager

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 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.

“The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.” –Vince Lombardi

Affiliate Providers

In additional to our primary staff, we have a network of affiliate providers who are available to see our clients. They provide assessment, brief counseling and referral services in strategic locations around the state. All of these providers are highly skilled clinicians who have specialized training in the field of employee assistance. All hold master’s degrees, and many have doctoral degrees as well.