The Chicago School of Professional Psychology Board of Trustees welcomes Dr. Richard A. Chaifetz and Steven H. Cohen, J.D., as its newest members. Both began their three-year term serving on the governing body of the nation's leading professional psychology school at its February 19, 2010, meeting.
Dr. Richard A. Chaifetz
Dr. Richard A. Chaifetz founded and serves as chairman and CEO of ComPsych Corporation, the world's largest provider of employee assistance programs (EAPs) and the leading provider of fully integrated EAP, behavioral health, work-life, wellness, crisis intervention services and outsourced HR solutions under the GuidanceResources® brand. ComPsych provides services to over 33 million individuals and 12,000 organizations ranging from the Fortune 500 to smaller public and private companies as well as government entities throughout the U.S. and 100 countries.
Named to Crain's Chicago Business Who's Who list of Power Players from 2004-2009, Dr. Chaifetz has served on multiple boards.
A licensed neuropsychologist, Dr. Chaifetz graduated magna cum laude from St. Louis University, which in 2007 named him Alumni of the Year and inducted him into its Entrepreneurial Alumni Hall of Fame. He received his Psy.D. from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology.
Steven H. Cohen, J.D.
Steven H. Cohen is one of Illinois' leading attorneys helping whistleblowers fight government fraud. He has been practicing law in Chicago since 1979, when he received his J.D. from Northwestern University Law School.
In 2001, he founded the Cohen Law Group, and in 2003, he co-founded the Whistleblower Action Network, an alliance of lawyers who investigate and prosecute qui tam lawsuits. In qui tam cases, whistleblowers are encouraged to report fraud because they will receive a portion of any settlement reached.
Among his most recent honors, Cohen and his co-counsel were awarded the 2008 Lawyers of the Year Award by the public interest organization Taxpayers Against Fraud.
In addition to his legal work, Cohen is active in pro bono activities, community service and other volunteer boards. He runs a family foundation that funds social justice internships through non-profit organizations in the education field. Cohen also remains active in local and national political campaigns. After the election of President Obama, Cohen was appointed as an advisor to the Department of Justice Agency Review Transition Team for qui tam/False Claims Act issues.