Haley Marie Raimondi is a social justice advocate who has a wealth of non-profit program management and direct services experience working with underserved populations. Currently, Haley works as the Program Director at the Samaritan House, a non-profit that serves victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking and homelessness. In 2016, Haley was appointed by the City Council and Mayor of Virginia Beach to serve on the city’s Fatality Review Committee. She is a member of the Hampton Roads Human Trafficking Taskforce and the Sexual Assault Response Team of Virginia Beach. During her time at Samaritan House, she has organized and facilitated the Virginia Beach Coordinated Community Response Team, the Samaritan House LGBT Advisory Committee and the Program Committee. Haley played an integral part of planning the Regional Coordinated Crisis Response of South Hampton Roads which helped to streamline victim access to a 24/7 crisis hotline, emergency shelter, victim advocacy, and therapeutic services. In her previous experiences, she served as a Crisis Counselor and Victim Advocate at the YWCA, spent time working with sex trafficking victims in Cambodia and Russia and was a researcher for “Private Violence,” an award winning documentary that explores the intricacies of domestic violence.
Before joining Samaritan House and fully devoting herself to ending intimate partner violence, Haley served as the Manager for the Research and Outcomes Department at Operation Smile where she served as a patient advocate for individuals born with cleft lip and/or palate in the developing world. In this role, she oversaw the post-operative programs for all international missions and developed strategic plans and partnerships to further global programs in research, education and services. Haley traveled to international sites including Rwanda, Honduras, Vietnam, Philippines and Morocco where she managed multi-cultural research and postoperative teams.
In 2013, Haley helped found the Hampton Roads Chapter of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network where she served as a Board Member and Co-Chair of the Programs Committee for two years. She is a current member of Hampton Roads National Organization for Women, Alpha Kappa Delta and Phi Beta Kappa.
Haley studied International Human Rights and Nonprofit Management at Regent University where she graduated magna cum laude with a Master of Arts in Government, International Politics and Public Administration, a Graduate Certification in Global Politics, a Graduate Certification in Public Administration. Haley graduated summa cum laude from North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, Women and Gender Studies and a Bachelor of Arts in French Language and Literature.