Our team includes licensed professional counselors and clinical social workers. All eligible counseling staff are Certified Employee Assistance Professionals (CEAP). This credential is recognized by employers, human resource professionals, and accrediting agencies as best practice standard in employee assistance.
Donna DiClementi, LCSW, CEAP
Director, Methodist Healthcare Employee Assistance Program
Donna DiClementi is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for and a Certified Employee Assistance Professional. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, the Employee Assistance Professional Association, and the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation. She earned a Bachelor of Science in psychology from Fordham University in the Bronx, N.Y., and a master’s degree in social work from New York University.
As director of the Methodist Healthcare EAP, Donna manages contracts for employers throughout the Mid-South. She has an extensive background in crisis response, having developed crisis programs and hospital-based critical incident stress management teams.
Prior to her current position, Donna managed a successful private practice in New Jersey and Connecticut, worked as a hospital-based psychiatric and medical social worker, managed other hospital- based EAP’s and was an associate professor of human services.
She enjoys time with family and friends, reading, cooking, cultural events, and outdoor activities.
Wayne Hyatt, LPC, CEAP
Wayne Hyatt received a master’s degree in counseling from Memphis State University and is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Certified Employee Assistance Professional (CEAP) and a Certified Substance Abuse Professional. He has experience in both clinical and administrative positions in behavioral health. Wayne has been active on the local, state, and national level in consultation and training in substance abuse treatment. In his spare time, he enjoys trout fishing in Arkansas and photography.
Karole Shorter, LCSW, CEAP
Karole Shorter is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and joined the EAP staff in 2006. She earned a bachelor’s degree in social work from Florida A&M University and a master’s degree in social work from Florida State University.
Karole has experience as a counselor with children and adults in various settings. She has served as an independently contracted therapist for adults with persistent mental illness in group homes, a mental health specialist with a local outpatient mental health center for children and adults, and social services director of a nursing home in Florida.
She enjoys spending time with family and friends, attending sporting events, and traveling.
Susan Erdman, LCSW, CEAP
Susan Erdman has a master's degree in pastoral studies from Loyola University in New Orleans and a master’s degree in social work from the University of Tennessee in Memphis. She has worked as an EAP counselor since the 1990s. Before her work in the EAP, she was a mental health specialist at Methodist University Hospital in the eating disorder and dual diagnosis programs. Previously, she worked as a Catholic sister in a retreat center and as a personnel manager in a department store in Honolulu, Hawaii. She is an avid reader and yoga and fitness fan, and she loves to travel in the Mid-South and beyond.
Margarite Rogers, LCSW, CEAP
Margarite Rogers is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who has experience working with clients struggling with substance abuse issues, co-occurring disorders, complicated grief, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and trauma. She has served the Memphis Community for nearly a decade. Previous to her joining the Methodist EAP team, Margarite was the Clinical Program Director for Bradford Health Services, a substance abuse Inpatient and Intensive Outpatient Program. She has lived in Greater Memphis for most of her life and graduated with her Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from The University of Tennessee. She has adopted the philosophy of Akshay Dubey to counseling; healing doesn’t mean that the damage never existed. It means that the damage no longer has to control your life.
Allison Braswell, LCSW
Allison received her bachelor’s degree in social work from Mississippi State University and her master’s degree in social work from Jackson State University. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over fifteen years of experience working with children and adults in a variety of settings including community mental health, school-based counseling, adult and juvenile justice, and therapeutic foster care. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, baking, and crafting.
Fredrick Gillam, Jr., LPC
Fredrick Gillam Jr. is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a designation of Mental Health Services Provider. He has experience with specialized populations including victims of domestic violence, trauma, and substance abuse. Fredrick’s passion to bring about change for individuals and families has been displayed through his use of evidenced based practices. He utilizes modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy ( DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Trauma Therapy. Fredrick is a graduate of Harding School of Theology, where he earned a Master of Arts in Counseling with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy.
Outside of the professional venue, Fredrick enjoys spending time with his family. He is an Ordained Minister and is actively involved in his church and the community. He is an avid reader, appreciates a good movie, and loves to be outdoors and go for walks.
Shayla James McDonald
Shayla James was born in Little Rock, and she spent most of her youth in Virginia Beach. She attended Norfolk State University in Virginia. Before moving to Memphis in 2011, she worked for seven years a logistics operational manager for a military contractor. Shayla enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, and extended family; fishing, shopping, and anything that involves a good laugh and good food.