As the Medical Coordinator, Hayley oversees the health and medical safety of the participants, visiting the field regularly, and available on call to field staff by phone. With the collaboration of and under supervision by the medical director, Dr. Scott Barton, Hayley implements and carries out treatment plans and evacuations, should an injury or medical issue arise in the field. She also provides regular medical teaching to staff.
Hayley’s first degree is a Bachelor of Arts from New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study, with a self-designed interdisciplinary concentration in Cultural Studies of Health and Healing. After college, and before studying to become a nurse she worked in a wilderness therapy program as field staff in the White Mountains of northern New Hampshire. Shortly after this she began her studies to become a nurse, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing in Baltimore, Maryland. She began her nursing career in a year-long residency program at the University of Maryland Medical Center in the Neuro Intensive Care Unit, then moved on to working in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and subsequently the Emergency Department—amounting to over five years of Critical Care/Emergency nursing—before landing at Evoke. Along side her Nursing license and BSN, Hayley’s professional training includes Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Advanced Trauma Care for Nurses (Advanced Trauma Life Support), Basic Life Support, and Wilderness First Responder.
Hayley was born and raised in the hills of western Massachusetts, and has traveled quite a bit since she left in 2003. She was drawn to the community at Evoke because of its supportive, communicative nature, and it’s emphasis on the mind-body-spirit connection. Hayley feels at home in nature, and believes the wilderness to offer great potential for growth and healing.