Haley earned her Masters in Public Health in Behavioral Sciences and Health Education, with a certificate in Socio-Contextual Determinants of Health, from Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University in 2011. Dedicated to the mission of achieving health equity, Haley has served as an ARxC patient advocate since ARxC was established in 2009. She has served as a volunteer Board Member since 2010.
In August 2010, Haley was recognized as one of three Emerging Health Leaders at the National Summit of Clinicians for Healthcare Justice for her commitment to health justice and her contribution in advancing ARxC's effort to extend dialysis treatment for undocumented Atlanta residents (see Dialysis Crisis). Upon her graduation from Rollins School of Public Health in 2011, Haley was the recipient of the James W. Alley Award for "Outstanding Service to Disadvantaged Populations" as a result of her commitment to help marginalized and under-served communities.
Haley’s dedication to advocate on behalf of all people with inadequate access to quality health care has been the cornerstone of her career path. In 2006, Haley travelled abroad to Ghana where she volunteered as a health educator with the UNHCR to reduce transmission of malaria. Following the completion of her B.S. in Biology from the University of California, Santa Cruz, Haley worked as a Staff Research Associate at the University of California, San Francisco before moving to Atlanta, Georgia and becoming engaged in the Grady Dialysis Crisis.
Over the years, Haley served as an integral administrator and consultant for all ARxC public health advocacy initiatives. Her knowledge of the Affordable Care Act and expertise in navigating the changing health system has been a valuable asset to the organization.
Haley is currently working as a public health research fellow to improve access to and uptake of preventive services for medically underserved and disproportionately burdened populations.
Grounded in her mission to dissolve health disparities and promote health equity, Haley's career interests lie in leveraging the power of policy to address the social determinants of health that perpetrate disparities in health.