Nichole Wescott Hayes
Collins Hayes Consulting, Managing Partner

Nichole Hayes is the Managing Partner for Collins Hayes Management and Consulting, a small public relations and fund development consulting company that focuses on small clients, health-related non-profits, and medical centers.  Prior to starting with Collins Hayes, Nichole worked for the Virginia Department of Health for 13 years working her way up from a Program Technician to a Business Manager focusing on Human Resource Management. Most recently Nichole was the Central Virginia Regional Political Director for the successful campaign to reelect Virginia Senator Tim Kaine.  In that role, Nichole worked closely with Democratic Party leaders in her region and four Congressional candidate teams.

In addition to her professional work, Nichole has led her community’s American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life event, raising over $300,000 from a small rural town.  Nichole completed her undergraduate education at the College of William and Mary where she majored in Psychology and minored in Sociology. Nichole later earned a Masters Degree in Public Administration.   Nichole is also a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., a historically African American Greek-letter organization that prides itself on a long history of community service and civic engagement.