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Kim Hayes

Upper Township Committeewoman Kim Hayes has worn many hats in her lifetime.

Hayes was born and raised in Sea Isle City and graduated from Ocean City High School. She holds Cape May County near and dear to her heart. She later attended the Drexel University School of Engineering, became a successful Realtor, went on to receive a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Wilmington University, and has continued her professional growth ever since in the county she loves.

Hayes’ husband, Shaun, is a Lieutenant with the State of New Jersey Department of Corrections. The two of them have three children together, Aidan, Treasa, and Logan.
Aidan, is an Ocean City High School graduate, and just completed his freshman year at the University of Maine where he is studying Marine Sciences. Aidan was a Boy Scout and a member of the Ocean City Crew Team. Treasa is heading into her Junior year at Ocean City High School, studying both visual and performing arts, and has performed in many theatrical productions throughout New Jersey and Philadelphia. Kim and Treasa traveled to Germany several times where Treasa performed with Operafest International, a non-profit founded by the late Nancy Fox and formed to build international relationships through music. Kim and Shaun’s youngest son, Logan, is a 7th grade student in the Upper Township Middle School. Logan will be starting his 8th year playing football for the Upper Township Indians this fall, and plans to follow that with his 8th season wrestling for the Upper Township Hornets. Shaun and Kim have both volunteered their time to support their children in their various activities for the past 16 years including coaching, working in the snack stands, serving as ushers at local theaters and lending a helping hand with whatever needs to be done. Kim served as the President of the Upper Township Wrestling Association up until she joined the Upper Township Committee.
Hayes’ nursing career began at a local long term care facility where she advanced quickly. She was eventually offered the Director of Nursing position, but did not feel ready to step away from the bedside and instead, chose to take a Staff Nurse position with a large area hospital system. Hayes, again, advanced quickly and was offered a position as a Team Leader. Not only this, but she was also given the opportunity to serve as a preceptor for new graduate nurses. Hayes has been promoted to leadership positions by every employer she has had since the start of her nursing career. She has been told that her natural leadership qualities are impossible to overlook, and her employers have always recognized her abilities. She continues to work within the same hospital system, but now works with the chronically ill and elderly in the community as a Care Manager. This role has allowed Hayes to combine her compassion for others and her ability to problem solve for community members in crisis.

Finding effective solutions in a crisis is a challenge she welcomes. Hayes chose nursing because she believes that making a personal connection with someone who is in need of assistance is the most human thing someone can offer to help and support one another.

When an opening occurred on the Upper Township Committee, Kim Hayes decided to put some of her skills to use in the community. It seemed to her a natural progression to a greater service.
Hayes believes that the Covid-19 pandemic has presented the Township Government with new and unexpected challenges. As a medical professional, she understood the real danger to the residents, but also knew that Upper Township needed to have the proper balance between safety and sanity. Now, she is an advocate for moving to a post pandemic model to energize the township business community and bring about a return to our normal community activities. Hayes is ready to face new challenges but also discover new opportunities to grow Upper Township’s community in the right direction.

Kim Hayes

Upper Township Committeewoman Kim Hayes has worn many hats in her lifetime.

Hayes was born and raised in Sea Isle City and graduated from Ocean City High School. She holds Cape May County near and dear to her heart. She later attended the Drexel University School of Engineering, became a successful Realtor, went on to receive a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Wilmington University, and has continued her professional growth ever since in the county she loves.

Hayes’ husband, Shaun, is a Lieutenant with the State of New Jersey Department of Corrections. The two of them have three children together, Aidan, Treasa, and Logan.
Aidan, is an Ocean City High School graduate, and just completed his freshman year at the University of Maine where he is studying Marine Sciences. Aidan was a Boy Scout and a member of the Ocean City Crew Team. Treasa is heading into her Junior year at Ocean City High School, studying both visual and performing arts, and has performed in many theatrical productions throughout New Jersey and Philadelphia. Kim and Treasa traveled to Germany several times where Treasa performed with Operafest International, a non-profit founded by the late Nancy Fox and formed to build international relationships through music. Kim and Shaun’s youngest son, Logan, is a 7th grade student in the Upper Township Middle School. Logan will be starting his 8th year playing football for the Upper Township Indians this fall, and plans to follow that with his 8th season wrestling for the Upper Township Hornets. Shaun and Kim have both volunteered their time to support their children in their various activities for the past 16 years including coaching, working in the snack stands, serving as ushers at local theaters and lending a helping hand with whatever needs to be done. Kim served as the President of the Upper Township Wrestling Association up until she joined the Upper Township Committee.
Hayes’ nursing career began at a local long term care facility where she advanced quickly. She was eventually offered the Director of Nursing position, but did not feel ready to step away from the bedside and instead, chose to take a Staff Nurse position with a large area hospital system. Hayes, again, advanced quickly and was offered a position as a Team Leader. Not only this, but she was also given the opportunity to serve as a preceptor for new graduate nurses. Hayes has been promoted to leadership positions by every employer she has had since the start of her nursing career. She has been told that her natural leadership qualities are impossible to overlook, and her employers have always recognized her abilities. She continues to work within the same hospital system, but now works with the chronically ill and elderly in the community as a Care Manager. This role has allowed Hayes to combine her compassion for others and her ability to problem solve for community members in crisis.

Finding effective solutions in a crisis is a challenge she welcomes. Hayes chose nursing because she believes that making a personal connection with someone who is in need of assistance is the most human thing someone can offer to help and support one another.

When an opening occurred on the Upper Township Committee, Kim Hayes decided to put some of her skills to use in the community. It seemed to her a natural progression to a greater service.
Hayes believes that the Covid-19 pandemic has presented the Township Government with new and unexpected challenges. As a medical professional, she understood the real danger to the residents, but also knew that Upper Township needed to have the proper balance between safety and sanity. Now, she is an advocate for moving to a post pandemic model to energize the township business community and bring about a return to our normal community activities. Hayes is ready to face new challenges but also discover new opportunities to grow Upper Township’s community in the right direction.

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