University of Wisconsin–Madison

Staff

Joshua B. Schiffman, PhD

Director and Consultant

Joshua B. Schiffman, PhDJoshua is a licensed psychologist in the state of Wisconsin, and earned his doctorate in counseling psychology from SUNY at Buffalo. He completed his doctoral internship and post-doctoral fellowship at UW–Madison, where he also taught for several years in the early 2000s. After spending 14 years teaching and counseling at Madison College, Joshua happily returned to the UW campus in 2021 to take on a new role in the world of EAP. To that role he brings experience providing counseling and consultation on a wide range of issues including mental health, relationships, communication, conflict resolution, diversity and inclusion, and identity. In his free time, Joshua enjoys spending time with his family, exercising, and listening to and playing piano music.

Jamesetta Fousek, MA, GCDF, LPC

Consultant

Jamesetta FousekJamesetta (she/her) is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Wisconsin. She has nearly a decade of teaching experience within Lakeland University’s Counseling/Psychology program and 25 years of experience within Higher Education at Madison College assisting and guiding students with disabilities, at-risk students and specific program students. Jamesetta is flexible in her approach/style within 1:1 meetings and presentations. In her free time, Jamesetta enjoys spending quality time with her family, teaching (and taking) group fitness classes, exercising, coffee (YES!), and live outdoor music.

Hailey Krueger

Consultant

Hailey KruegerHailey Krueger is a certified employee assistance professional (CEAP) and uses her degree in biopsychology and masters in mental health counseling to bring knowledge of brain-based counseling, stress management and de-escalation techniques, and supporting resilient workplaces. Before finding her way to EAP, she worked in healthcare providing direct care, administrative support, supervising staff, and supporting family members, all of which assist her in supporting employees today. Hailey loves to present information on a variety of topics, and uses her humor, creativity, and natural curiosity with those she interacts with. In her free time, Hailey might be found working in her garden, creating in her workshop, or writing.

Cassie Varrige

Office Manager

Cassie VarrigeCassie has a passion for health policy and experience working in a variety of roles in academic, private, and nonprofit settings. As Office Manager at the EAO, Cassie schedules appointments and meetings, organizes office operations, prepares reports and promotional materials, and provides general support to visitors. Outside of the EAO, she enjoys reading, cooking, and exploring Madison’s parks and trails. Cassie looks forward to enjoying live music and getting back into a pottery studio someday soon.