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Please Make an Appointment

Call an EAP coordinator at 607-777-6655 or contact us by e-mail ( to schedule an appointment or request material from the lending library.

Office Hours

8:30 am to 5:00 pm Monday to Friday

For additional help contact the 24 hour NYS EAP at 1-800-822-0244.

Associate Director of EAP


Ada Robinson-Perez, LMSW

Ada has extensive experience working with the New York State Office of Mental Health (NYSOMH) at the Elmira Psychiatric Center as an intensive case manager with children and families. In addition, her work with NYSOMH extended into disaster relief efforts, community safety training, union leadership and as chair of the Cultural Competence/Diversity Committee. An adjunct faculty member with Keuka College in its Social Work Department for five years, she earned her bachelor's degree in social work from Marist College in 1997 and her MSW from Syracuse University in 2001, and is a New York Licensed Master Social Worker.

EAP Coordinator

           Mary Ellen Niefer

Mary Ellen Niefer, M.Ed., C.A.S.

Mary Ellen holds a bachelor of science degree in elementary education from Oneonta State College and a master's degree in counseling and human development from St. Lawrence University. She worked as a school guidance counselor for 14+ years before joining EAP at Binghamton University. Mary Ellen's areas of interest and expertise include children and family issues, legal referrals, mental health counseling, and physical health and wellness initiatives.

Administrative Assistant

Akemi Grab, M.A.
607-777- 4411

Akemi is originally from Japan and had earned her Bachelor of Arts in English from
Doshisha Women's College of Liberal Arts before she moved to the United States.
Later she obtained her Master of Arts in TESOL(Teaching English to Speakers of Other
Languages) from Adelphi University, she worked as an elementary school teacher at
Japanese School in White Plains, and as an administrator at Japanese-French School
in NYC. Previously, she was helping children who have behavioral or emotional
problems with BOCES. She is honored to join Binghamton University as EAP
Administrative Assistant. She is a bilingual in Japanese and English.

EAP Committee

The EAP Committee is composed of University union and administrative area representatives who oversee the Employee Assistance Program. Learn more about the EAP Committee.

Location and Directions

The EAP office provides faculty and staff with confidential services for counseling assessment services. All of EAP staff offices are located in the basement of Decker Student Health Services Center B05. Located on the East Access Road above Newing College and across from College-in-the-Woods (Campus Map).

Last Updated: 10/18/17