Hailey L. Verrett, MSW, LCSW
My name is Hailey and I will be serving as LACSW’s secretary from 2019-2021. I’m originally from a very rural community in central Louisiana and found my calling for social work while studying Child & Family Studies at ULL. I then obtained my MSW from the LSU School of Social Work in 2012 and moved back to Acadiana to settle down and start my career and family. After 5 1/2 amazing years as a maternal/child, medical social worker at Women’s & Children’s Hospital, I am now working as a pediatric care manager for the managed care organization, Louisiana Healthcare Connections. My social work passions include: working with prenatal and postpartum mothers, children from conception throughout young adulthood with experience in Neonatal and Pediatric ICU, General Pediatrics and Pediatric ER, children living with chronic medical conditions with experience in pediatric subspecialties such as hematology, oncology and endocrinology, working with families with a focus on empowering parents, fostering open communication and attachment while building positive relationships, and helping bereaved families along their grief journey, particularly with pregnancy, infant and pediatric loss. I currently serve on the board of directors for an Acadiana non-profit, Maddie’s Footprints, whose mission is to help families experiencing an infant loss through social, emotional, and financial support. I am also honored to serve as one of their volunteer group facilitators for their monthly Footprints of Hope bereavement group.