Wanda Binns

Wanda Binns, LCSW-C
EAP Manager

Wanda has 30 years of experience as a Clinical Social Worker offering expertise with relationship, addiction, stress, & depression. Wanda also offers Christian Counseling.


Peggy Burns

Peggy Burns, LCADC
Senior EAP Counselor

Peggy is a board certified and licensed addiction specialist. She has 31 years experience as counselor and has been with the Employee Assistance Program since 1997. Peggy also has extensive experience assisting clients with issues pertaining to communication, grief, anger management and relationship issues. Peggy also has expertise in assisting clients with recovery planning and ongoing issues.


Maria Ronda

Maria Ronda, LCSW-C, CEAP
Senior EAP Counselor

Maria Ronda has provided employee assistance services to government, non-profits, and corporate organizations since 2002. She obtained her MSW from Fordham University in New York City and is licensed in Florida and Maryland. In 2005, she completed a training certificate program in Corporate Crisis Response: Critical Incident Stress Management in the Workplace and Advanced Group Crisis Intervention from The University of Maryland Baltimore Campus through the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, Inc. She has taught behavioral health courses to undergraduate students, presented on employee wellness and resiliency, and provided consultation to organizations on organizational development.


Mark Snella

Mark Snella, MA
Senior EAP Counselor

Mark holds a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health and Counseling, as well as a master’s degree in Public Administration. He worked on behalf of children and families for a decade and has over 15 years of experience working in drug court and other aspects of the substance abuse field. He utilizes person-centered and cognitive behavior therapy as his primary approaches to treatment. He also has experience in helping individuals suffering from anxiety, depression, and issues related to addiction.


Gina Cook

Gina Cook, LMSW
Senior EAP Counselor

Gina earned her Masters of Social Work from University of Maryland and is experienced in helping people cope with mood disorders through use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. She helps clarify goals, identify barriers to wellness and promotes well-being through skills training, behavioral strategies, and creative problem solving. Gina is committed to helping people overcome addiction issues and is effective amongst high risk populations and health care professionals.


Rob White

Rob White, LCPC
Director Behavioral Health

Rob manages the Employee Assistance Programs for
the Department of Psychiatry. He is board certified in addiction counseling and employee assistance and is licensed as a professional counselor.


Louis H. Cohen, MD

Louis H. Cohen, MD
EAP Medical Director

Dr. Cohen has been a faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry since 1983, when he joined the staff of the original Walter P. Carter Center on Fayette Street, serving in multiple roles, including Director of Emergency Services, consulting psychiatrist to the day treatment program, inpatient attending, and Clinical Director. Subsequently, Dr. Cohen moved to the Maryland Psychiatric Research Center First Episode Clinic doing clinical interviews for the RAISE (Recovery After Initial Schizophrenic Episode) study. In 2011 he returned to the downtown campus to become Medical Director of the Department of Psychiatry Faculty Practice, the University of Maryland Employee Assistance Program, and the University of Maryland Adult Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic.


Carol McKissick

Carol McKissick, MBA, MS, LGPC
EAP Counselor

Carol is a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor (LGPC), EAGALA-certified and has attained Level 2 training in Gottman Method Couples Counseling. Her counseling experience includes adult individual and group counseling in grief, depression, stress, addiction, anxiety, anger management, marital, family and workplace conflict. Before counseling, she worked in scientific research and later earned an MBA. In theory, she is a solution-focused, cognitive-behavioral existentialist.


Amy Johnson

Amy Johnson, AA
Administrative Assistant

Amy has been a part of the University System for over 30 years and has been the Administrative Assistant for the EAP for the past 25 years. She is primarily responsible for scheduling new appointments and general administrative duties.