Meet the Staff
|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
Brenda Wilson, MSW, LCSW,
Master of Social Work, (1980), Virginia Commonwealth University, Post-Graduate Externship in Structural Family Therapy and Licensed Clinical Social Worker for Virginia since 1987. She was Lead Social Worker and Assistant Professor of Social Work for UVA Health System for many years and earned the Social Work Administrator in Health Care award from the Virginia Society of Social Work Administrators in Healthcare in 1995. Ms. Wilson has been in the FEAP since 1998 and has extensive clinical experience in bio/psycho/social assessment, health and disability issues, elder caregiving and long term care, stress management, depression, midlife transitions, anger management, worksite and manager consultations, and critical incident management. Member National Association of Social Workers, National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers and Employee Assistance Professionals Association.
Rebecca Mason, MSN, RN, CS, CEAP
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 deal with acute and chronic mental illness, medical problems affecting job, trauma and crisis management, department/managerial consultation, job-related stress and disability. Member of the Virginia Department of Health Professionals, Health Practitioner Intervention, Member of the American and Virginia Nurses Association and Employee Assistance Professionals.
Mary Sherman, LCSW, CEAP
Mary Sherman has been a member of the University of Virginia Faculty and Employee Assistance Program since 1996. She obtained her MSW from the University of Maryland at Baltimore and additional training through the Coaches Training Institute. Mary provides executive coaching and management consultation to leaders at all organizational levels in diverse workplaces including higher education, government, non-profit organizations, and private industry. She is a skilled facilitator and mediator. She is an experienced, dynamic presenter on a variety of workplace and skill development topics. In addition, Mary has an extensive background in working with a wide range of employee issues.
Ida Perea, MSW, LCSW, CEAP
Master of Social Work(1978), Indiana University , concentration in Individual therapy. Bachelors in Psychology (1974), Penn State University , Post-Graduate training in Oncology Social Work at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center . Over 30 years of experience in a variety of settings providing clinical assessment of clients/patients and professional management of social work teams. Employed by the University of Virginia Medical Center since 1993. Most recently held the position of Manager of the Department of Social Work at the University of Virginia until joining the Employee Assistance Program. Extensive background in presenting to audiences on a variety of topics including Stress Management, Communication Skills, Grieving and Loss, Financial and Legal Resources, and Coping with Aging. Previously served as faculty in the UVA School of Medicine, Practice of Medicine course, 1995-2002. Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Virginia since 1995. Previous Social Work licenses held in Pennsylvania and South Carolina . Member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers since 1980.
Anna C. DeLong, MSW, LCSW
Master of Social Work (1987), Virginia Commonwealth University. Virginia LCSW since 1993. Post Graduate training in Family Systems Theory, Internal Family Systems, Interpersonal Mindfulness, Insight Dialogue, hypnotherapy and certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Professional Trainer. In addition, Ms. DeLong has extensive experience in couple’s work, creative therapeutic interventions for parents and children, adjusting to chronic or sudden medical issues as well as dealing with intense loss. Ms. DeLong has a strength based, collaborative, solution focused approach in her clinical work which incorporates tactics proven to manage stress and intense emotions effectively. Additional work history includes 10 years in private practice providing individual, couple and family counseling, 14 years of Social Work in healthcare at UVAHS, 5 of which were in the role of Supervisor and extensive experience in developing and sustaining effective interdisciplinary teams working together to bring a shared vision to fruition.
John B. Schorling, MD, MPH
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