UnityPoint Health - Des Moines

Meet the EAP and SAP Staff

Our Staff

Our licensed professional staff provide a confidential setting where employees, students and their family members feel free to seek help and solve personal and family problems, learn new coping skills and enhance their work or school performance. Employees and students who address their problems are better able to concentrate, have increased productivity and morale while reducing the likelihood of workplace accidents and/or behavioral problems in the classroom.

Vonnie BengfortVonnie Bengfort, RN, MS, LMSW, has been with the EAP since 1999. She is skilled in assessing and counseling for a variety of mental health concerns, including depression, anxiety, and other mood disorders. Vonnie possesses extensive experience in substance abuse treatment and counseling, marital counseling, and in conducting workplace team building and communication trainings. Her experience and insights regarding these and other issues are invaluable to the individuals and departments that work with her. 

Jack HackettJack Hackett, MS, CRC, NCC, LMHC, is a Senior Mental Health Therapist.  He comes to the EAP from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs where he developed extensive skills serving veterans and their families.   Jack served as a therapist and program manager of a state wide program of rehabilitation and counseling services that assisted disabled veterans in achieving independence in daily living and securing job training and meaningful employment.

  • Serving individuals who have survived physical and mental trauma,
  • Substance abuse challenges and individual therapy. 
  • Couple's counseling
  • Working with teenagers
  • Vocational, employment issues and persons with career challenges, including work stress, career development and change. 
  • Provides training in stress management, workplace communication, and has extensive experience leading and facilitating project oriented groups.

Lindsey SwanLindsey Swan, LISW, is the Coordinator for the EAP and has been with them since 2007. She has over 25 years experience in child and adolescent treatment as well as addressing parenting issues. In addition to her duties as Coordinator, she provides assessment and counseling services in the school districts where the EAP provides student assistance as well as employee assistance. Lindsey has expertise in working with a variety of life issues including divorce, grief, school issues as well as with anxiety, depression, and other mental health disorders. Lindsey's experience and excellent skills greatly enhance our ability to assist the entire family.

Please don't hesitate to call if you have questions. Our program can assist you in all of your personal, relationship and departmental needs.