Payette Center
1019 3rd Avenue S.
Payette , ID 83661-2832

208 642-4455

Our Leadership Team

James H. Hayes
Center Executive Director

James is an experienced long term care executive with over 43 years’ experience in various levels of Skilled Nursing management.  He has been with the Genesis family since 2011, and Executive Director of Payette Center since December 2015.  An Army veteran, he served in the Infantry and Special Forces with overseas duty in Panama and Vietnam.  This experience left him with a special understanding of our Veterans and their needs.  He also has a personal appreciation of the health issues faced by our senior citizens in this evolving health care system.  Mr. Hayes graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in Business Management.  He is committed to the pursuit of excellence and meeting human needs in principled ways.

Brye Graves, RN
Center Nurse Executive

Brye is a lifelong Ontario, Oregon resident.  She is a highly effective nurse-manager who has been with the Genesis family for 6 years.  She became the Center Nurse Executive at Payette Center in January 2016.  Her healthcare journey began in a hospital emergency room where she served as a Certified Nursing Assistant and progressed to ICU Monitor Tech, LPN, and RN.  She entered the Long Term Care arena as a Clinical Case Manager and, due to her excellent service record, was promoted to the position of Center Nurse Executive.  Her nursing experience has been characterized by the pursuit of excellence and an exceptional talent for leadership, which has resulted in excellent care and quality measures.  We are excited to have her as the leader of our Nursing Department.

Jennifer Newman MSW
Director of Social Services/Admissions Coordinator

Jennifer has worked for Genesis HealthCare since 2004 and recently relocated to Payette Center in April 2014. She obtained her Master’s degree, in Social Work, at Northwest Nazarene University. "The only way to do great work is to love what you do!  Social work is my passion, and I truly enjoy spending time with our patients, and their family members, and providing them with the support that they each deserve."

Kevin Lynn, COTA/L, PM
Rehab/Speciality Program Director

Kevin has been at Payette Center for 10 years. Kevin is licensed in Idaho and Oregon and has experience with geriatric and traumatic brain injuries.