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Meet the Staff

FEAP 2015 Group

FEAP Clinicians are available for individual consultation and short term, focused counseling for a variety of personal issues and common concerns.  The staff biographies listed below provide some information on our clinicians' education, experience, and various specializations however, please note that they are not limited to the specializations they have listed within their biography.  All of the clinicians are able to assist with various personal and work related concerns.  Please refer to our common concerns page for a more complete list of the various issues with which our clinicians can assist.

FEAP Clinicians:

Brenda Wilson

Brenda Wilson, MSW, LCSW, CEAP, GCM
Director and Eldercare Specialist
(434) 924-5483

Master of Social Work, (1980), Virginia Commonwealth University, Post-Graduate Externship in Structural Family Therapy and Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia since 1987. Ms. Wilson was a manager of Social Work at UVAHS for many years earning the Social Work Administrator in Health Care award from the Virginia Society of Social Work Administrators in Health Care in 1995. Ms. Wilson has been with FEAP since 1998, is a Certified Employee Assistance Professional and a Geriatric Care Manager. Ms. Wilson has extensive clinical experience in bio/psycho/social assessment, health and disability issues, eldercare and long term care planning, stress management, parenting, substance abuse, midlife transitions, retirement planning, and with worksite and manager consultations. Member National Association of Social Workers, National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers, International Association of Employee Assistance Professionals in Education, and the Employee Assistance Professionals Association.

Rebecca MasonRebecca Mason, MSN, RN, CS, CEAP
FEAP Consultant
(434) 924-0048

Master of Science in Nursing (1992), University of Virginia; Bachelor of Science in nursing (1978), University of North Carolina.  Certified as an Employee Assistance Professional and as a  Clinical Specialist in Adult Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing.  Extensive experience with substance abuse assessment, intervention and treatment, particularly among Health Care Professionals. Additional experience helping employees improve interpersonal/communication skills,  manage stress, deal with trauma, anxiety, depression and crisis.  Member of the American and Virginia Nurses Association, American Psychiatric Nurses Association and Employee Assistance Professionals.

MaryMary Sherman, LCSW, CEAP
FEAP Consultant
(434) 924-1727

Masters in Social Work (1996), University of Maryland Baltimore; Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (1993), College of William and Mary. Additional training through the Coaches Training Institute.  Member of the FEAP staff since 1996.  Ms. Sherman is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia and a Certified Employee Assistance Professional.  Ms. Sherman has extensive experience with coaching, short-term problem solving, management consultation, mediation, and facilitation on a range of personal and workplace issues.  She has additional expertise helping employees improve communication skills, balance work and home, manage stress, increase happiness, and in domestic violence work, and in helping employees deal with anxiety, depression. Member of the Employee Assistance Professionals Association and the College and University Work Family Association.

Anna DeLong

Anna C. DeLong, MSW, LCSW
FEAP Consultant

(434) 924-8140

Master of Social Work (1987), Virginia Commonwealth University.  Virginia LCSW since 1993.  Post Graduate training in Family Systems Theory and certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Professional Trainer.  In addition, Ms. DeLong has extensive experience in couple’s work, parenting, and adjustment to chronic or sudden medical issues as well as in dealing with grief and loss.  Ms. DeLong uses a strength based, solution focused approach in her clinical work to help clients manage stress and intense emotions effectively.  Additionally she has extensive experience in developing and sustaining effective interdisciplinary teams so they can bring a shared vision to fruition.


Joyce McCusty

Monica G. Maughlin, LPC
FEAP Consultant
(434) 982.1764 

Master of Education in Counseling (1999), University of Virginia; Bachelor of Arts in English and Political Science (1987), Mount Holyoke College.  Licensed Professional Counselor since 2004.  Ms. Maughlin is proficient with assessment, intervention and treatment of adults, adolescents and children.  She has experience assisting individuals managing trauma, crisis, depression, anxiety, professional and interpersonal relationships and interactions. Ms. Maughlin also has extensive experience helping individuals and families with communication, parenting, stress management and most personal and workplace concerns.  Member of the American Counseling Association.


Joyce McCusty

Joyce C. McCusty, LCSW
FEAP Consultant & Trauma Specialist
(434) 924.2966

Master of Social Work, (1990), Virginia Commonwealth University. Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 1992. Ms. McCusty worked with the Faculty and Employee Assistance Program (FEAP) in the early years of its development, 1992-1996 and has been in private psychotherapy practice since 1996. Ms. McCusty has extensive clinical experience dealing with individual, couples, family and adolescent therapy.  In addition, Ms. McCusty has training and experience in crisis/trauma work, cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, mediation, career coaching, and solution focused therapy. Ms. McCusty has provided Ethics workshops for Mental Health Professionals and has offered multiple forms of volunteer work in the Charlottesville community throughout her professional career. She additionally holds memberships with the Virginia Society of Clinical Social Workers and the National Association of Social Workers and, is the Social Worker Consultant for The Center for Ethical Practice.


Debra L. Early, LPC

Debra Early, LPC
FEAP Consultant
(434) 297.7204

Masters of Counseling, (1991), Western Maryland College, Bachelor of Science, James Madison University (1985). Post-Graduate work from George Washington University, Gallaudet University and Catholic University and certification training in Reality Therapy. Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia since 2003. Ms. Early started out her career at St. Agnes Hospital's psychiatric unit in Baltimore, MD, where she worked in the field of substance abuse and addictions, went on to work as a guidance counselor for many years in both the private and public educational sector, ran a private practice in Alexandria, Virginia for ten years and also worked for the Department of Defense as a therapist specializing in deployment issues for all branches of the US military service.  Ms. Early has extensive clinical experience in bio/psycho/social assessment, stress management, relationships, grief and recovery, separation and divorce, post-traumatic stress, parenting issues, depression, codependence and anxiety. Debra offers a unique approach to her counseling by merging client-focused and solution-oriented techniques. Member of the American Counseling Association.



StraughnDenese Straughn
Administrative Specialist
(434) 243.2643

Extensive administrative experience, in pediatrics, family medicine and employee assistance. Past Board member of Exceptional Assistants’ Network, peer mentor to administrative professionals, Notary Public.  Volunteer with United Way and Hands On Greater Richmond.



Additional staff:


John B. Schorling, MD, MPH
Physician Consultant

MD (1980) Ohio State University, Residency in Internal Medicine (1980-84) University of Virginia, Masters in Public Health (1988) University of Washington.  He has been a member of the faculty at the University of Virginia since 1988 where he is now Professor of Medicine and Public Health Sciences.  He has also served as the Director of the Physician Wellness Program since 2002 and has provided clinical assessment and counseling for stress, communication issues, substance abuse, anger, and depression, focusing on these issues among physicians.  Has also served as the Director of the Mindfulness Center since 2006 where he teaches mindfulness-based stress reduction as well as other mindfulness-based approaches for promoting well being.