Our Statement on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging  

 Empac is committed to being a premier non-profit employer and employee assistance provider. We intentionally work to build and maintain an outstanding culture where people feel welcomed, valued, safe, and heard. We will strive to create an equitable environment where everyone is honored for their unique differences, perspectives, and experiences. These efforts will be reflected through our core values of service, compassion, and partnership, and we expect them to be evident in all interactions. We invite feedback from empac employees, clients, partners, vendors, and the communities we serve so we can continue to learn and grow.

Our story

Empac is a local, non-profit employee assistance program (EAP) dedicated to providing excellent services to companies, employees and the employee family members.

Three companies founded the nucleus of the empac consortium in 1977: Beech Aircraft, Gates Learjet and Pizza Hut. Empac enjoyed steady growth, adding Cessna Aircraft in 1978 as well as the City of Wichita and USD 259 in 1981.

In 1981, after achieving complete financial autonomy, the consortium of 21 companies was chartered by the State of Kansas as a 501-C4 not-for-profit agency. Currently, empac contracts with numerous companies and provides services for tens of thousands of employees and their families across the United States.

The objective of empac was to allow the opportunity for every employer in the Wichita area to receive the resources and technical assistance necessary to implement and operate an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) of the best possible quality at the lowest possible cost.

As time went on, empac became a “broad brush EAP,” providing assessment and referral for a wide variety of services to assist employees and their family members with help for marital and family relations, emotional and social concerns, financial and legal matters as well as work-related issues.

Today, empac holds true to its mission, vision, and values by providing EAP services that create healthy people and thriving organizations.


We believe healthy, well-balanced people make thriving companies and strong communities.


We provide quality counseling, coaching, and training that promote success in personal and professional lives.


We perform exceptionally in all areas of service delivery. We will provide the best employee assistance program services and results.

We honor all people and create a comfortable environment. We understand that asking for help is difficult, and we do our best to eliminate the barriers that may cause hesitation in accessing services. ​

We are in this together 100%. We know time and money are valuable. Empac service costs are low, yet have a tremendous positive impact on employees, their families, and overall engagement.

Meet our team of experts.

Our Board of Directors

Executive Board

  • Kelly Rundell, Hite, Fanning & Honeyman, L.L.P.
    2024 empac Board President
  • Jennifer Murray, INTRUST Bank
    2024 empac Board Vice President
  • Diana Little, Meritrust Federal Credit Union
    2024 empac Board Secretary
  • Brian Schrader, Pratt Regional Medical Center
  • Mike Fogg, Starkey
  • Brandy Weber, Greater Wichita YMCA
  • Micala Gingrich Gaylord, ComfortCare Homes
  • Ron Coleman, Coleman Materials
  • Amy Murray, Sedgwick County
  • Donna Spree, Larksfield Place Retirement Community
  • Makala Navarro, Heartspring
  • Lemuel Moore, City of Derby – Derby Police Department

Frequently Asked Questions

Empac is an employee assistance program for your company. Empac provides help to employees and their immediate family members for marital and family issues, emotional concerns, work-related issues, alcohol and drug abuse as well as financial and legal concerns.

Empac assesses the needs of employees or their family members, and makes an appropriate referral based on the assessment. Some employees are eligible for what is called short-term counseling. This benefit will give employee households sessions with an empac counselor free of charge.

Empac is confidential. Your employer will not know that you utilized our services unless your written consent has been obtained. Applicable state and federal laws regarding privacy and confidentiality regulate empac.

If a person is an imminent threat to self or others, the authorities must be notified. Beyond that, utilization of our services is confidential.

The employer pays for employee assistance services for the employees and their household members. There is absolutely no cost to the employee or household member when they utilize the services of empac. For employers, Request a quote.

All counselors are licensed, certified, graduate-level clinicians. Each intern has earned a master’s degree level of education.

Call (316) 265-9922 or (800) 234-0630. Email empac@empac-eap.com. Empac is located in downtown Wichita at 300 W. Douglas, Suite 930 in the R.H. Garvey Building.

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When you join our team, you’ll become a part of a community.
We hire individuals who value service, compassion, and partnership.