Meet Our Staff

The staff at the Employee Assistance Office at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is dedicated to service the emotional and psychological needs of the campus community.  We operate from the philosophy that each person has common sense, personal insight, and the capacity to identify effective solutions to their life circumstances.  We see our role as assisting people in identifying personal strengths and capacities that they can use to help themselves and their loved ones.  The counselor's focus is to allow the person a chance to be fully heard, regain their sense of balance, and reflect on how to move forward in a healthy way.

Please take a moment to allow us to introduce ourselves to you.

Sherry Boeger, MSE, LCSW, Director and Consultant

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Sherry Boeger 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. 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 over the last two decades 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 inter-personally healthy and productive. 

Susan Fuszard, CEAP, Consultant

Susan Fuszard is a certified employee assistance professional (CEAP).  She has Master’s degrees in Industrial Relations and Counseling from UW-Madison and is a member of the UW-Women’s Volleyball stats crew. Susan’s networking skills enable her to connect individuals with the right resource, the first time. In a field where empathy and compassion are part of the job description, she creates a safe environment where visitors can find clarity, build awareness of individuals strengths and achieve successes that lead to enduring change. In addition to individual counseling, she has provided management consultation to leaders at all levels.  She supports, coaches, challenges, inspires and has fun with her clients.  Susan’s areas of expertise include self-care that incorporates the whole person, stress management, relationship issues, and successfully navigating grief and trauma.  

Leigh Baker, Office Manager

Leigh joined the Employee Assistance Staff in April 2016. She manages the website, marketing materials, and appointment scheduling, as well as our office.