Meet Our Staff
Stephen R. Pearson, M.A., LPC, Interim Consultant
Steve came to the UW–Madison to direct the Employee Assistance Office in July, 1990. Before entering the employee assistance field in 1980, he worked in/managed outpatient mental health and substance abuse clinics. He holds a Masters degree in Religion and Psychological Studies from the University of Chicago and completed the Two Year Post-Graduate Training Program in Family Therapy from the Family Institute of Chicago. He is also a Licensed Professional Counselor here in the State of Wisconsin.
Sherry Ray, MSE, LCSW, Interim Director and Consultant
Sherry Ray came to the UW–Madison in January 2009. She holds a Master's Degree from the University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh in Community Counseling. She is a licensed clinical social worker in the State of Wisconsin. She is also a certified substance abuse professional. Before entering the employee assistance field in 1998, she worked as a psychotherapist in the private, non-profit sector, providing individual, family and group counseling. She has worked in the employee assistance field for the past ten years providing counseling and consultation to employees and supervisors. Her experience includes training and team facilitation. Her focus has been to assist employees, supervisors and organizations in finding ways to be interpersonally healthy and productive.
Christine R. Willard-Waldo, Office Manager
Christine joined the Employee Assistance Staff in January 2000. She oversees our marketing and website material, as well as our lending library for videos and books. Her previous experience has been in administration (with the L&S Dean’s Office, Student Academic Affairs) and in an academic setting (with Political Science and African Languages and Literature).