Previously a psychiatric nurse and administrator, Ms. Haynes was part of a long term care group engaged in developing specialized nursing centers for Alzheimer’s care in the early 1990s.  Her work in this area led her to serve on the board of the Alzheimer’s Association and the Hospice of Owensboro in Kentucky. 

In 1994-1995, Haynes chaired a steering committee of the Governor’s Task Force on Alzheimer’s disease in Kentucky.  As an involved member of her profession of nursing home administration, Haynes was invited to serve on the Board of Licensure of Nursing Home Administrators in Kentucky from 1995-1997.

As CEO of the Nazareth Home in Louisville, Kentucky, since 2001, Ms. Haynes is an active advocate for innovation in long term care.  Haynes was voted Administrator of the Year by her peers in 2003 and is past chairman of the American College of Healthcare Administrators, Kentucky chapter.

Haynes also served as the Chairperson of the Executive Committee of the Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities and received the Nelda Barton Award for Service by the association in 2005.

Haynes received the prestigious Ira O. Wallace Award in 2009 from the Kentucky Association of Healthcare Facilities. With her leadership, Nazareth Home received Kentucky’s designation as Facility of the Year in 2011.

Spalding University awarded Haynes with the CARITAS Award in 2013 for her leadership in the community with excellence in long term care innovation in Person Centered Care. Haynes started and serves as the chairperson of Kentucky’s Coalition for Person Centered Care.