For Mary Haynes, meeting the needs of long-term memory impaired people is a calling.
Haynes leads the Nazareth Home long-term care facility for the elder community in Louisville, Ky. Nazareth Home is an award-winning non-profit ministry guided by a Catholic tradition. Haynes’ career choice came from her experience of a family member with Alzheimer’s disease, and the effect it had on the family.
Haynes was named CEO in 2001. Under her leadership, the home has grown in services and capacity and has won high rankings and awards. Among these are 2016 5-star rating in U.S. News and World Report, 2014 National Care Association’s Silver Quality award, 2012 Top Places to Work (Courier-Journal), and 2011 Facility of the Year by the Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities.
Prior to leading Nazareth Home, Haynes held various positions as a psychiatric nurse and administrator, including a stint at Our Lady of Peace. As a nurse in the facility, she specialized in mental health and often dealt with Alzheimer’s patients. She was approached to be a part of a group that was interested in developing Alzheimer’s centers. There she learned about aging care and its challenges.
Mary holds a Master of Science in health management and systems science from the University of Louisville, and a M.S.N., Gerontological Nursing from the University of Evansville.
Her hobbies include golf, cooking, the arts, and theatre. Originally from Marrowbone, Ky., Haynes resides in Louisville with her husband and three daughters.