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Meet the Staff

UC Berkeley's Employee Assistance consultants are a diverse group of licensed mental health professionals trained and experienced in dealing with a wide variety of work-related and behavioral health issues. They are knowledgeable about community resources, including agencies, support groups, health plans, and individual providers.

Craig Mielcarski

Craig Mielcarski, LCSW, CEAP

Be Well at Work - Faculty/Staff Health Programs Director

Craig joined the Employee Assistance team in 2018 as the Be Well at Work - Faculty/Staff Health Programs Director. He was previously the Director of CARE Services (now Employee Assistance) at UHS. He's now responsible for the overall strategy and management of UHS' Elder Care, Employee Assistance, Wellness, and Work/Life programs. Craig rejoined UHS after two years of working as a Senior Consultant for Wells Fargo's Employee Assistance Consulting team. This role involved consulting to managers, human resources, and legal partners about behavioral and organizational risk.

Craig received his BA in Psychology from Amherst College and his MSW from Boston University. He has a special clinical interest in assessing and managing potential violence risk and supporting individuals impacted by intimate partner violence. When he needs to get away, he'll find the nearest fishing hole.  

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Nicole Sudduth, LCSW


Nicole Sudduth joined the Employee Assistance Team in 2018. Prior to joining UHS, she was a clinical supervisor within San Francisco County. She received her BA in Social Welfare from UC Berkeley and her MSW from Columbia University. Nicole loves to travel, read, frolic in the ocean, and shoe shop.

Leslie Bell

Leslie Bell PhD, LCSW, CEAP 


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Leslie Bell joined the Employee Assistance team in 2010. She received her MSW from the Smith College School for Social Work and her PhD in Sociology from UC Berkeley. Leslie is a licensed clinical social worker and certified employee assistance professional with over 15 years of clinical experience working with individuals, couples, and adolescents in a variety of settings.

The author of Hard to Get: Twentysomething Women and the Paradox of Sexual Freedom (University of California Press, 2013), Leslie has taught and lectured widely on women’s development, gender inequality, and sexuality. In addition to her work at UC Berkeley, she maintains a private psychotherapy practice in Berkeley.

Additional Languages: Spanish

Genee Jackson

Geneé D. Jackson, PhD, BHC


Geneé D. Jackson joined the Employee Assistance program in 2017. Prior to joining UHS, Geneé had private practices in Berkeley and San Francisco. She previously worked for CARE Services and CAPS. Geneé received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Oklahoma State University (1994), her MS in Clinical Psychology from Oklahoma State University (1987), her MS in Community Counseling from Oklahoma State University (1985), and her BA in Studio Arts and Education Minor from Wesleyan University. She has a special clinical interest in integrative psychotherapy which also incorporates alternative and complementary medicine, nutritional psychology, systemic approaches, self care, and wellness practices.

As a trained behavioral health consultant, Geneé typically addresses problems related to chronic health challenges, psychosomatic symptoms, immune disorders, pain, and sleep. She also specializes in working with trauma and PTSD (EMDR practitioner) and culturally-based concerns. In her spare time, she enjoys a longstanding practice of yoga and meditation, traveling, reading, listening to music (especially jazz), and outdoor activities like hiking and biking. 


Maureen Kelly, EdD, LCSW

Elder Care Counselor 

Maureen Kelly has worked with elders and their families in a professional capacity since 1983 and has been the Elder Care Counselor at UHS since 2005. She received her MSW from the National Catholic School of Social Service and earned her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of San Francisco after completing research on the emotional burden experienced by adult daughters caring for their elderly mothers. In addition to teaching graduate students, Maureen has worked at non-profits that serve low-income seniors in San Francisco’s Tenderloin and hospitals that treat clinically depressed elders. She has facilitated caregiver support groups and counseled individuals in her private psychotherapy practice since 1988.

Karen Patchell

Karen Patchell, MA

Administrative Officer and Elder Care Coordinator

After earning her double honors BA in Spanish and Anthropology from the National University of Ireland, Karen Patchell received her MA in Social Anthropology with distinction from Queens University, Belfast. Karen began her career at UC Berkeley in 2014, bringing with her a vast array of experience in cross-border identity, cross-cultural communications, addiction, and youth development services. Karen is a certified RAD women's self-defense instructor. She is also an avid dragon boat paddler and enjoys watching rugby when she’s not taking advantage of the fantastic California weather.

Additional Languages: Spanish and Gaeilge

Sally Nho

Sally Nho

Administrative Assistant

Sally Nho graduated from Sacred Heart University in Seoul, Korea with a BS in Nutrition (1980). She has worked for over 24 years providing administrative support -- first in the Fairfax, VA school district and now for the past 17 years at UC Berkeley. Sally has been an integral part of the Employee Assistance team, capably managing the front office. In addition, Sally is fluent in Korean and provides Korean language translation as needed for UHS. In her free time, Sally is a skilled crafter and cook.

Additional Languages: Korean

Meet the Staff: Employee Assistance | Elder Care