Employee Spotlight – Haley Cummings

by | Sep 22, 2023 | Occupational Therapy, Peoria | 0 comments

Interview with Haley

Tell us about yourself

I was born and raised in Phoenix and have been an occupational therapist for over six years. I’m a pescatarian and am always looking for new vegan restaurants to try. I love reading, traveling, and spending time with family, friends, and my dog!

Why did you become an Occupational Therapist?

While working towards my bachelor’s degree, I was lucky enough to provide respite care to some wonderful individuals. Taking them to their OT appointments introduced me to this wonderful field. I love being able to make a difference in others’ lives, no matter how small.

Why do you think your coworkers nominated you for being empathetic?

I think they nominated me because I try to do my best to make everyone around me feel valued and appreciated! It makes me feel good to make others happy.

What do you love most about working with TEAM 4 Kids?

I love being surrounded by so many wonderful people! I will never forget the many kids and their families who have made a huge impact on me. They have taught me just as much as I’ve (hopefully) taught them! I always feel so supported by the people around me. I have made such wonderful friendships here in addition to learning so much from everyone on the team!

If you could have one wish come true, what would it be?

My wish would be to heal any pain or illnesses!


Nominations for Haley:

“Haley is always willing to take the time to ask how you are doing. She is understanding and relates to feelings/emotions experienced, while still being positive! She is very easily approachable.”

“Haley is a great listener and will always try to help in any way she can. Haley is always advocating for her department and all of the employees at TEAM 4 Kids.”

She is always asking how I’m doing when she sees me, and *genuinely* wants to know the answer! She held an open and safe space for me to vent (and maybe shed a tear or two) and related to the feelings that I was sharing.”

Haley is an amazing listener and is incredibly empathetic to other’s feelings and emotions! You know you can always go to Haley for sound advice and she will invest quality time and energy into you!”

She always listens to what you have to say and provides valuable input.”