In 1992, Lucy began her EAP career in Spartanburg, SC after completing a Master of Divinity and a Clinical Pastoral Education residency. While working with the Spartanburg Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission’s EAP, Lucy pursued a counseling degree and clinical licensure. She earned an EdS in marriage and family therapy in 1997 and was licensed as a professional counselor and marriage and family therapist in 1998. She subsequently became an affiliate provider for First Sun EAP, and in 2000, she became a valued employee of First Sun EAP.
Lucy is a champion in the EAP industry with her deep knowledge of the field and her leadership with the professional associations. She became a CEAP in 2001 and joined both the NC and SC EAPA chapters. Lucy served as president of the SC chapter from 2004 to 2006. In 2008, she was elected to the EAPA Board of Directors to serve as the District 2 Director. She served in this role for two terms before being elected as President Elect. In 2014, she was installed as president of EAPA.