Our Management Team
Director of Social Services
Laureen Hayes – Director of Social Services
Laureen has been with Mira Vista since 1994 and has had a variety of roles over the course of those years, including her current role as Director of Social Services. Laureen’s background is in education with additional certification as a music therapist. She taught a class at WWU for therapeutic recreation with a focus on program and care plan development. Prior to moving to Washington state in 1994, she worked at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago. As the Director of Therapeutic Recreation, Laureen emphasized a focus on community reintegration as part of the Geriatric Rehabilitation Program. She was also the Clinical Training Director for Music Therapy and did pain management for oncology and ante-partum patients as well as intergenerational programming with the hospital day care children. Laureen has a Bachelor’s Degree from Illinois Wesleyan University. She completed her post graduate education at DePaul
University where she obtained training and certification as a Music Therapist. Laureen and her husband have been foster parents of at-risk teens and still are connected as family with 2 of those children.