ENCOMPASS, LLC has evolved from two hospital based Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) into an independent firm providing EAP, WorkLife & Well-Being benefits to companies for their employees and family members. 

ENCOMPASS is experienced in the provision of EAP services tailored to your work environment – whether you are in healthcare, finance, retail or manufacturing.  ENCOMPASS professionals are experienced with all types of vexing situations whether on an employee (individual) or organizational level.  ENCOMPASS strives to ensure maximum support and safety for all.  Sometimes this means working in-depth with an employee or their family member or providing training and consult to a workforce.

Whatever your need is, ENCOMPASS will partner with you to create the best possible solutions and outcomes.


The ENCOMPASS Mission and Values inform and guide our everyday performance and behaviors.  Our success is created by the efforts of each ENCOMPASS team member, at every point of service along the way.

ENCOMPASS staff understand service excellence occurs through their ongoing commitment to professional development in conjunction with their best efforts and  judgment.

The ENCOMPASS professional team works with continuous commitment to treat people as we would like to be treated – this is known as the “Platinum Rule” – as we strive to interact at all times with compassion, courtesy and in a timely manner.  ENCOMPASS’ growth and development demonstrate that these values are appreciated and supported by our customers. 

ENCOMPASS’ personalized approach is evident in all aspects of our work.  Incoming calls are answered by people rather than technology.  By the time a personal makes the decision to contact us, we want to offer live support rather than a cumbersome and automated menu.

Count on ENCOMPASS to partner with you!


It is the mission of ENCOMPASS to maximize individual and organizational work life performance.




  • Immediacy in our responses.
  • Inclusive as we make business decisions and deliver global services.
  • Ingenuity as we research and evaluate program, services and new technology to best meet the needs of our customers.
  • Integrity in our conduct with each other and with our customers.
  • Invested to care for and develop our staff as we take care of our customers


  • Carolyn Ehnis, LMSW, ACSW
    Carolyn has a Master’s Degree from Wayne State University and over 25 years of post-graduate experience.  She has clinical experience...
  • Laura Blanchard, MA, LPC
    Laura has a Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling from Central Michigan University and is a Licensed Professional Counselor.  Laura has...
  • Joe Budnick, MA, LLP
    Joe has a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from WesternMichiganUniversity and is licensed as a Limited License Psychologist.   He has...
  • Tracy McGee, LLP
    Tracy has a Master’s Degree from Western Michigan University and over 15 years of post graduate experience.  Tracy’s also earned...
  • Jennifer Luben, MSW, LMSW, ACSW
    Jennifer received a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Western Michigan University in 1994.  She is a Master’s licensed social...
  • Patty Espinoza, LLP
    Patty Espinoza has a Master’s Degree from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology.  She has over 10 years of clinical...
  • Lisa Bolt, LLMSW
    Lisa has a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Grand Valley State University. She is also a Member of the...
  • Jessi Zielinski, LLMSW
    Jessi received her Master’s Degree from Western Michigan University and brings over 10 years of experience working in a variety...
  • Pam Witte, LMSW, MBA, CEAP
    Pam has a Master’s degree in social work and a Master’s degree in business administration and over 30 years of...
  • Alison Brown, PhD
    Dr. Alison Brown is Chief Enhancement Officer of ENCOMPASS which is a work/life, EAP and well-being benefit.  ENCOMPASS provides confidential...
  • Michael Ohren, ACSW, CSW
    Michael is the Vice-President of Training and Development for ENCOMPASS.  Michael has been an Employee Assistance Professional for over 15...
  • Kate Lynn, LMSW, BCD
    Kate is a senior employee assistance consultant with ENCOMPASS.  Kate has a Master’s Degree from MichiganStateUniversity and over 30 years...
  • Sara Eklove, LMSW
    Sara received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Western Michigan University and has over twelve years of experience in...