Alia Hayes
New Hampshire Office of Rural Health & Primary Care
Rural Health Manager (Flex/SHIP Coordinator)
NOSORH Member since 2017

Favorite thing about working at a SORH: Opportunities abound. Being a member of a SORH is all about making connections and reducing duplication of efforts. I love being able to connect people with resources and other groups that will further their work. I also love being able to really listen to people’s needs and show them that they are being heard with results from those conversations.

What I’m working on right now: Financial indicator data visualizations over time and a claims denials analytics project final analysis.

People would be surprised if they knew: I’ve had three careers before coming to work for a SORH (personal trainer, nutrition and physical activity research, and teaching middle school health). Each have contributed some significant learnings that help me in my current role.

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? At the moment, learn to sew. I’m realizing as I watch communities come together to protect themselves and others against COVID that some basic sewing skills would be really helpful.

What’s your hidden talent? I can sing with my mouth closed.

Where is your favorite place in the world? The woods or the beach. The quiet and stillness provides amazing rejuvenation.

My Top 3 Goals for 2020:
1. Adjust to the new normal
2. See #1
3. Excel in the new normal