HAILEY MICHEL-EVLETH

Public Benefits Specialist

As Public Benefits Specialist, Hailey Michel-Evleth works closely with Life Care Planning clients and the legal team to gather financial documentation, determine eligibility and strategies, and file claims with TennCare and VA.  As clients and their families collect the documentation for their applications or appeals, they can rely on Hailey to provide patient and caring support, to help them communicate with financial institutions, and to ensure that all deadlines are met.  Hailey’s previous work as a manager of a grocery rescue program required her to practice meticulous documentation, engage in strategic planning, and keep products and processes moving quickly – all skills which help her process her clients’ applications efficiently.  Her passion for serving others is reflected in her quality work and friendly service for ELET clients.

Education:

Seattle University, B.A. in Environmental Studies, magna cum laude, 2010

What is the problem you are best at solving for your clients?

I work with our clients to gather documentation for their public benefits applications, which can be an overwhelming process even without the added stress that our clients are often experiencing when they come to us for assistance. I help them to look at the list and prioritize which documents we should focus on first, creating bite-sized tasks out of the larger whole.

What excites you about your work and the contribution you make to the ELET team?

I enjoy the challenge of translating each client’s financial landscape into a digestible application packet. It’s satisfying to help a client organize their finances so that they are secure as their family transitions into whatever scenario they’re experiencing.

What do you love most about ELET?

This is such a smart and creative group of people. We collaborate to produce the best work possible. I’m inspired by my coworkers every day.

Where can we find you when you’re not working?

I spend a lot of time outdoors with my dog, walking in the woods and nerding out about birds and plants. I also enjoy the porch life, cooking and eating good food with friends, and playing games of all sorts.

Fun fact:

I love to grow a garden and worked on a vegetable farm in rural Washington state for a season.