Nelson Mandela Bay (Gqeberha) | EAPA-SA
Lisle Douglas

Lisle Douglas

Chapter Chairperson: Nelson Mandela Bay (Port Elizabeth)

Chapter Location: Nelson Mandela Bay (Port Elizabeth)

Contact details


Cell: 082 856 0182




Lisle Douglas, A Dedicated Professional in Social Work and Employee Assistance Programs Lisle Douglas, born and bred in Gqebehra (Port Elizabeth), has dedicated her career to making a positive impact on people’s lives. With a passion for helping others, she pursued her dream of becoming a Social Worker, completing her tertiary education at UWC from 1987-1990 and graduating in 1991.
Commencing her career at Cradock Child Welfare and P.E Child Welfare from 1991-1996, Lisle’s journey evolved as she transitioned to Jose Pearson TB hospital in 1996 and later to St Francis Hospice in March 2002. In her role as a Social Worker Manager, she not only served the community but also became a Trainer and Mentor for home-based care programs and Hospices across the Eastern Cape under the PEPFAR (President’s Initiative for Aids Relief).
In 2007, Lisle embraced a new challenge at Occupational Care South Africa (OCSA), where she became the EAP practitioner at GM-SA’s on-site clinic. Introduced to the field of Employee Assistance Programs, she found her niche and has been unwavering in her commitment ever since. Her expertise expanded to Occupational Health and Safety, obtaining a SAMTRAC qualification in 2012.

Lisle’s impact goes beyond her direct responsibilities. In 2014, she contributed to organisational development, holding the titles of Batho- Pele coordinator and Culture Change Agent. Her active involvement in the EAPA-SA Chapter, where she played a crucial role in its revival in 2009, speaks to her commitment to professional development. Serving as the Secretary until 2015, Lisle’s contributions were recognised with a certificate of excellence from EAPA-SA President, T.G Chabalala. Currently, employed by DRDAR as the EHWP, Lisle Douglas continues to exemplify dedication, expertise, and a profound commitment to enhancing the well-being of individuals and organisation.

Past Events

15th March Development Session

NMB CHAPTER held a very successful development session on 15 March 2024 at the Auto- Pavilion of VW-SA in Kariega. We had attendees from Govt departments, Parastatals and Corporate Companies.

The program kicked off with a motivational talk on Selfcare/ self-love by Lisle. The aim of the talk was to remind ourselves to take care of us in totality – body, mind & Spirit, as well as to apply self-love. Our Guest Speaker, Mighty Max Kulati, gave us background to his disability. He was not born disabled but at the age of 27 years he woke up one morning not being able to walk. His journey as a disabled began from a person being depressed into a self-inspiring vessel to reach beyond his disability. He holds the world title (twice) for Body Building (Abled body category). He will be defending his title again this year September 2024. A financial advisor from SANLAM did an awareness session on the role of a financial planner. After the SANLAM session, Mighty Max Kulati gave us a 15 minute physical workout that left us panting for our breaths. After lunch, we went on a 1-hour plant tour of Volkswagen … which was very intriguing to see how a vehicle is assembled in 2 minutes.

Written by: Lisle Douglas
NMB CHAPTER Chairperson