|Anne has a wide range of expertise and experience in the areas of employee assistance, mental health, and substance abuse. She served as the Director of EAS (Employee Assistance Services) and as the Coordinator for Employee Assistance at Protective Life Corporation. At Horizon Mental Health Management Corporation she fulfilled various roles including; Regional Director of Operations, Clinical Consultant, and Program Director for inpatient and outpatient gero-psychiatric, adult and adolescent psychiatric and substance abuse treatment programs. At CMG Anne acted as Regional Executive Director, Program Director, and Provider Relations Manager. While at CMG she developed and managed a multi-state provider network. She also created and implemented a service delivery system for psychiatric practice groups that was adopted as a model for that company. In her capacity as a contractor for Crisis Management International, Supportive Solutions, Inc., and the Crisis Care Network she has delivered Critical Incident Stress De-briefing (CISD) services in numerous disaster situations including: working with employees that survived the collapse of the Twin Towers on 9/11, Hurricane Katrina survivors, and survivors of the April 27th Tornado outbreak.
Anne was awarded her Ed.S. in Counseling from Vanderbilt University. Her thesis research there focused on counseling parents of special needs children. She earned her Ph.D. in Administration of Higher Education, minoring in Gerontology, at The University of Alabama (UA). Her dissertation research explored practitioner qualifications and program components for the employee assistance field. She completed an M.A. at UA in Special Education with emphasis on Learning Disabilities and Physical Disabilities. She earned her B.A. at The University of Montevallo. Her professional qualifications include: Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Certified Employee Assistance Professional (CEAP), National Certified Counselor (NCC), Certified Addictions Counselor (CAC), Graduate Certification in Gerontology, advanced training in Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD) through the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF), Resiliency Training through Crisis Management International and Intervention training through The Johnson Institute. Anne is a past Secretary, Treasurer and Vice President of the state chapter of The Employee Assistance Professionals Association (EAPA). She is a member of various professional associations and has served on the state certification Board for Alcohol and Drug Counselors and on the Governor’s Task Force on Drug Addiction. Anne’s clinical areas of interest and expertise include; aging, addictions, dual diagnosis, critical incident stress de-briefing, depression, anxiety, job stress, burnout, anxiety, LGBT issues, stress management, parenting, grief and loss, women’s issues, relationship issues and special needs population issues.
Anne V. Hilbers
Ph.D., Ed.S., M.A., LPC, CEAP, NCC, CAC, DCC, EAS-C
Employee Assistance and Counseling Center Director