Haley Gedek

Haley has been working with Heartland since it was founded in 2017 and joined as an official member of the team in 2021. She currently assists the team with communications and event planning, with a particular focus on stakeholder engagement.

A psychologist by profession, Haley works at Nationwide Children’s Hospital as a post-doctoral researcher and study coordinator of a psychiatric genetics project. In her role at Heartland, she uses relevant academic and professional experience in human relations, research, and communications to support the team’s engagement and programming efforts.

Growing up in Indiana as the daughter of a small business owner, many of Haley’s first memories involve helping out with her father’s family-run trailer sales company. In doing so, she quickly gained an appreciation of the passion and dedication that it takes to grow and sustain a family-owned business. It is in part due to this personal experience that Haley is passionate about Heartland’s mission to help Midwestern businesses thrive through the incorporation of technology, and she is enthusiastic about the opportunity to engage and foster connections with business owners.

Haley received degrees in Psychology and Business Administration from Indiana University, Bloomington, and a PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Notre Dame.