Hayley’s expertise and passion are centered on enabling older adults to remain at home, in their community, as they age. In this effort, she has held management positions within both for- and non-profit long-term care organizations. Prior to her role as the Interim Executive Director of the Home Care Aide Council, she ran the organization’s Foundation. She also previously held the position of Associate Executive Director at The Palisades at Broadmoor Park, an Independent, Assisted Living and Memory Care Community.
Hayley also has extensive experience working on community-based efforts to improve services for older adults. She was the Project Director for the Age-Friendly Boston Initiative for the Center for Social and Demographic Research on Aging within the Gerontology Institute at UMass Boston. She also worked as a researcher at the Center participating in Community Needs Assessments, assisting cities and towns throughout Massachusetts to plan for the aging of their local population.
Hayley is currently a Doctoral Candidate in Gerontology at UMass Boston where her research focuses on the recruitment, retention, training and supervision of the home care aide workforce. She has presented and published extensively on the direct care workforce, including speaking at over 50 state and national conferences and publishing in the Journal of Aging and Mental Health, Geriatric Nursing, and the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management.