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.

Mission

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

Vision

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

Values

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

Compassion
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. ​

Partnership
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

  • Ken Brown, Pratt Regional Medical Center,
    2022 empac Board President
  • Greg Baker, Sedgwick County,
    2022 empac Board Vice President
  • Jennifer Jones, Emprise Bank
    2022 empac Board Secretary
  • Mike Fog, Starkey
  • Bryan Herwig, Vortex Companies
  • Diana Little, Meritrust Federal Credit Union
  • Jennifer Murray, INTRUST Bank
  • Jenny Noone, Kansas Humane Society
  • Kelly Rundell, Hite Fanning & Honeyman
  • Brandy Weber, Greater Wichita YMCA

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.

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.

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