Meet our staff

The following are some of the ESI Employee Assistance Group staff that will be regularly contributing to the HR Web café blog

James M. Walter is President and CEO of the ESI Employee Assistance Group. ESI provides a wide range of employee and employer assistance services to over 750,000 Members in the US and Canada. Prior to assuming his current position, he was CEO of ManagedComp Inc. a health services administrator with annual revenues of over $200,000,000. He has taught at several universities including Northeastern University in Boston. He is also past president of Literacy Volunteers of Massachusetts.


Bill Bowler is Senior Vice President of Client Services, ESI Employee Assistance Group. Bill is in his 21st year with the company. He holds a M.A. from Bucknell University and is a graduate of the School of Industrial Relations, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. He is a Certified Employee Assistance Professional (CEAP) and is a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).



Bill Danylik is the Executive Vice President of ESI Employee Assistance Group. Bill has more than 25 years experience in employee benefits, spanning health insurance, workers compensation, managed care, and employee assistance programs. Prior to joining ESI, he was Senior Vice President of Marketing at ManagedComp, a managed care workers compensation organization which Bill helped to develop and grow to national scope. In addition to marketing, Bill has also been deeply involved in establishing client service and delivery programs and quality standards.


Tami Hodges is Vice President, Regional Director of ESI Employee Assistance Group. Tami is President of Public Safety EAP, a division of ESI that specializes in programs designed to meet the unique challenges of first responder personnel and their families. She has been in the employee assistance field since 1993 and is a Certified Employee Assistance Professional (CEAP). Her experience encompasses 25 years, and a specialty in the intervention of impaired employees. She has developed training modules that encourage supervisors and employees to effectively utilize employee assistance programs. Tami is a graduate of Albertus Magnus College.


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