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Kelly Ethridge, MA

Kelly Ethridge, MA, is the Best Care Employee Assistance Program account services coordinator.

Kelly became interested in this job after completing her Master’s degree in communication studies.  She wanted to focus her efforts in the non-profit arena and Best Care EAP seemed to be the perfect fit.

“The “meaning of care” is THE reason why you help those individuals in need in the first place, it helps to keep this saying in the back of your mind, I think the saying  - says it all, it’s catchy and it’s filled with “MEANING”.  LOVE IT!”  Kelly continues to promote this in everything she does for her job, whether it’s attending a client’s benefit fair or helping with a zoom meeting!

“I enjoy being able to influence and educate others on our programs and services while helping employees improve their emotional well-being through counseling or training,” she said.

The best part of her job is knowing she’s part of a team that’s making meaningful impacts on people’s lives. “Having individuals come up to me and say, ‘You saved my marriage.’ That’s priceless,” she said. “Or when I hear, ‘The counseling I received meant everything to me.’ That’s how I know the work we do is truly making a difference.”

In her free time, Ethridge enjoys stamping and embossing homemade cards and traveling – especially with her friends. Her favorite places include, Ireland, Scotland, Italy and New York City.