Halley Ascher co-founded Varsity Care, LLC in 2020 seeking to create innovative solutions to healthcare needs. She has extensive experience in the fields of nursing, law and recruiting. Prior to forming Varsity Care, Ms. Ascher held executive, management and bedside nursing positions. She has served as Vice President and General Counsel for a local nursing recruiting firm. She also acted as Clinical Director and Director of Nursing for local home care and outpatient mental health companies. Before pursuing her passion for nursing, Ms. Ascher was a Partner in a local boutique law firm.
Ms. Ascher is a native Washingtonian. She attended the University of Pennsylvania earning a BA in Elementary Education and English and the University of Pennsylvania Law School, graduating with honors in both programs.
Ms. Ascher returned to Washington, DC to practice law for 14 years concentrating on complex litigation in large and small firm settings. In 2012, Ms. Ascher changed careers and attended Georgetown University’s Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program as a Washington Hospital Center scholar, graduating with high honors in 2013. Ms. Ascher is an experienced medical/surgical nurse with a specialization in Behavioral Health both in the acute care and outpatient settings.
Ms. Ascher brings a wealth of skills and life experience to Varsity Care. As a practicing healthcare professional, she understands the needs of patients/clients in the inpatient and outpatient settings and is deeply connected to the local healthcare community. With her teenage child Ms. Ascher has advocated for and navigated complex health issues within the healthcare setting. Ms. Ascher dedicates her time outside of work to her family, her three dogs and her passions for running, working out, woodworking and tennis.