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Clinical Social Work, LCSW, CEAP

Tucson, AZ
April 29, 2020

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Colette Reon Hardesty-Tesar, LCSW, CEAP Resume November 2019


Clinical OnSite Manager, Raytheon Missile Systems Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for OPTUM Workplace Services, 2003 – current Managing the EAP/Life Resources benefit onsite for Raytheon Missile Systems, (RMS) population 13,000 and their household members in Tucson, AZ. Management consultations and training to Human Resources, Legal, Security, Ethics, and Corporate leadership. New employee orientation and frontline manager training responsibility. Problem assessment, short term Cognitive Behavioral Counseling (CBT) and triage with employee. Critical incident stress response and debriefing, (CISD, CISR). Knowledge of behavioral health disorders and diagnosis. Designated behavioral health subject matter expert for Threat Mitigation and Management Team (TMT) onsite, and conversant with use of WAVR- 21, a structured judgement tool for assessing potential for violence. Responsible for analyzing threat information from multiple sources and making recommendations to Security for immediate action. Advise Human Resources (HR) on best actions going forward based on threat analysis. Working knowledge of EEOC, ADA, reasonable accommodation and disability constructs. Conduct training and mentoring of investigative interviewing techniques for TMT members. Education and training for national OPTUM EAP counterparts and Raytheon on workplace subjects, examples: Absence Management for Supervisors, The Psychology of Espionage, Domestic Violence Comes to the Workplace, The Progressive Steps on the Pathway to Violence in the Workplace, and Transgender, Gender Fluidity in the Workplace. CEO, Behavioral Healthcare Consulting For Organizational Effectiveness,Tucson, AZ. July 2002 – March 2003

Private Clinical Practice. Clients: Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, AZ, Tucson Fire Department, The City of Tucson, and Photon Engineering, Tucson, AZ. Consulting, in response to RFP, to business for functional analysis of departmental personnel, evaluation of policies, procedures and protocols. After interviews and analysis, submit functional proposal for restructuring departments and personnel to optimize organizational performance.

Clinical Director of Employee Assistance Programs (EAP), Marketing and Managed Care Services, Sonora Behavioral Health Hospital, Tucson, AZ. 1998 - 2002

New business development responsibility included responding to Request for Proposals (RFP) for psychological services and Employee Assistance programs. Management of multiple contracts with financial oversight of operating revenues for EAP and psychological contracts hired and trained outpatient provider network of clinicians. I functioned with direct clinical management of Tucson Police Department’s Behavioral Science Unit (BSU) officers via Sonora’s contract with the City of Tucson for Psychological Services. Designed and implemented a Critical Incident Response (CIR) program and hired, trained and managed clinical team of responders. Designed and implemented Critical Incident Response (CIR) services in officer involved shootings. Page 1 of 4-520-***-****

Colette Reon Hardesty-Tesar, LCSW, CEAP Resume November 2019 Marketing activities included travel and presentations to referral sources and functioning as community liaison.

Clinical Director Geriatric Partial Day Hospital Program for Sonora Behavioral Health Hospital, 2000-2002

Expanded concurrent responsibility

Benefits Authorization Advisor, for Merit Behavioral Care Corporation, Merck Inc., for Inpatient psychiatric treatment for TRICARE (formerly CHAMPUS ) Contract Phoenix, AZ. September 1997 – January 1998.

Responsibility for clinical case review and pre-approval, on a case-by-case basis, for inpatient psychiatric hospital admissions of active military and family members. Catchment: all military psychiatric hospital facilities in western half of U.S. Onsite Employee Assistance Program Staff Clinician for US Postal Service Central Mail Processing Plant

Merit Behavioral Care Corporation for Merck, Shrewsbury MA. February 1997 – August 1997

Clinical Supervisor/ Account Manager, The Jernberg Corporation, Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) Worcester, MA. August 1993 – January 1997. Supervisor of clinical EAP staff with day-to-day onsite accountability for clinical and case management decisions. Concurrently, Account Management responsibilities for multiple national EAP accounts.

Director of Admissions, Chapter Hospital of Santa Teresa, Charter Hospital Systems, Santa Teresa, New Mexico. December 1990 – January 1993 Charter Hospital Inpatient Psychiatric Hospital. Director level fiduciary responsibilities for Admissions Department, for staffing, and hospital psychiatric and addictions admissions, length of stay and utilization review related to bed capacity, liability and profitability.

Clinical Licenses

State of Arizona master’s level licensed clinical social work, excellent standing and current, LCSW 2476.

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Work (LICSW) original exam passed in Massachusetts,1993, license #1026455.

State of Nevada licensed masters’s level Clinical Social Worker, # 8584-C. Certification

International Employee Assistance Professional’s (CEAP) Association Certification. 1995- Current. CEAP # 26247. Page 2 of 4-520-***-****

Colette Reon Hardesty-Tesar, LCSW, CEAP Resume November 2019 Certification

Interdisciplinary Forensics: Behavioral Health and the Law Postgraduate Capella University. Thesis: Substantiating Stereotype Threat on Female Jurors, the Need for Research, April 2011 – September 2012 Certification

Raytheon Six Sigma Specialist. Project: Design of the Drug and Alcohol Response Team for Raytheon Missiles Systems Company according to Dept. of Transportation

(DOT). Training union and management and creating a drug and alcohol response handbook, 2006.

Education and Internships

Masters of Science in Social Work (MSW). Specialization in Family Preservation Practice. Courses specialized in Family Therapy in Social Work Practice, Social Work with Families, Family Policy, and Special Topics: Chemical and Behavioral Addictions in the Family System, 1992

Master’s Level Internships: Department of the Army Clinical social work internships completed at William Beaumont Army Medical Center, El Paso, Texas, in 50 bed residential inpatient treatment facility for noncommissioned and officers from the continental United States treating chemical addictions.

First internship: Spouses Program supports two weeks inpatient concurrent with the active duty Army patient. Facilitation of group counseling, codependency education and conducted AlAnon meetings.1989

Second internship: Clinical social work on staff with inpatient chemically addicted active duty military population. Psychological and medical evaluation, treatment planning, counseling, education and crisis intervention. 1990 Bachelor of Science Social Work (BSW), a clinical orientation of systems framework for understanding family dynamics and individual behaviors. New Mexico State University, 1989.

Board of Directors

Board of Directors Member for Community Partnership for Enrichment Services

(CPES), Tucson, AZ. April 2014 – December 2016.

CPES is a provider of multiple levels of care for individuals with developmental disabilities supporting early intervention and support coordination for client population and their families. With a $60 million annual revenue, CPES facilities in CA and AZ employ approximately 1500. Board level oversights and decisions include fiduciary responsibility. Concurrently a member of the Governance and Nominating Committee. Page 3 of 4-520-***-****

Colette Reon Hardesty-Tesar, LCSW, CEAP Resume November 2019 Offices Held

President of Employee Assistance Professionals Association (EAPA) of Southern AZ, 2008 – 2010

Treasurer Employee Assistance Professionals of Southern AZ, 2006 – 2008. Membership

Arizona Association of Threat Management Professionals (ATAP), 2017 – current. Numerous associations within Raytheon Missile Systems, example: Raytheon Parents of Special Needs Children.

Examples of Recent Training

John Reid Associates, The Reid Technique of Investigative Interviewing and Advanced Interrogation, Five day Course completion 7/26/2019. (24 CEUs) STALKING, Educational Seminar of the psychology of the behavior by John Delatorre, PsyD, Psychological and Consulting Services, Phoenix, AZ. Given at state meeting of AZ Association of Threat Management Professionals, Prescott, AZ, July, 2019.

(3 CEUs).

The Neuroscience and Practice of Compassion, Joan Borysenko, PhD, 3/20/19. Page 4 of 4-520-***-****

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