Meet Our Directors

Our Executive Director

Kay Hayes brings her diverse experience in management and her first–hand knowledge of recovery and the operation of transitional recovery residences to her position as the Executive Director of Avenues 12 Women’s Recovery Houses. While her resume reflects 25 years as a Certified Nursing Assistant and three years serving as a supervisor with the American Red Cross—specializing in material support services and national disaster logistics—it is her work with women in recovery that enables Hayes to reach her full potential and share her vast knowledge and experience to help others reach theirs.

Kay’s affiliation with recovery began on September 29, 2002, when she found herself a resident of Sees–the–Day in York, Pennsylvania. Here she decided to face her problem and embrace the solution, choosing to complete a one–year residential program. In March 2004, she was given the opportunity to merge her managerial skills with her personal experience in recovery when she was appointed manager of a local women’s recovery house in York, PA. Hayes quickly developed a reputation as a highly competent and successful leader in this field; and within five years, she was manager of four such facilities (two female and two male), with a cumulative average of 50 residents.

Kay moved to Daytona Beach with her newlywed husband Jeffery, a 25–year veteran of the United States Coast Guard, in 2008. With his help and unwavering support, Kay was able to fulfill the dream of establishing a women’s recovery residence and continue her work with women in recovery here.

Widowed in 2011, Kay still lives in Daytona Beach with Avenues 12 as a steady reminder of their shared vision. As the culmination of experience, dedication and providence, Avenues 12 is where Hayes again draws on her personal and professional background to provide a transitional and supportive environment in which women will have the chance to stop the downhill spiral and begin the upward climb.

Our Program Director

Deana Baldwin has been affiliated with Avenues 12 Women’s Recovery Houses since October 2010. She entered the Avenues 12 Internship Program in 2011 and excelled in her managerial responsibilities and was promoted to Program Director in 2015. By August 2016, Ms. Baldwin graduated Magna Cum Laude from Daytona State College with her Bachelor’s degree in Business Supervision and Management.

Seeking a chance to apply the skills she gained through her life experience and education, Deana developed leadership skills, best practices for recovery residences, and established a positive collaborative relationship within the community.

In conjunction with the Executive Director, Deana’s responsibilities are to oversee the organization’s day-to-day program implementation. This involves the supervision of the internal leadership participants, community volunteers, and interns. She is also accountable for maintaining all outside professional collaborative relationships with counselors, therapists, treatment centers, case workers, and members of the judicial system.