Jacqueline Dupont-Carlson is a Gerontologist, having multiple degrees from prestigious universities. As founder and CEO of many residential care facilities, she brings more than 30 years of professional experience working with older adults and the Alzheimer’s community. Awards abound from UCI MIND, Alzheimer’s Orange County, Senior Serv and the Aging community, Orange Catholic Foundation, and JSerra Catholic High School. She serves on many boards – Illumination Foundation (Board Chair), Wells of Life, St. Anne School, USC School of Gerontology, Notre Dame and University of San Diego, where she also lectures on aging issues. Jacqueline co-chairs JSerra’a Peru Club’s humanitarian-missionary trips, and having been named the International Sweetheart of Sigma Chi and having a scholarship named for her to provide exceptional college women an education, she also supports the Downey Kiwanis Foundation, founded by her father, to provide college scholarships for the disabled and for those without parents. Featured on CNN, Dateline, Fox News, CNBC, Wall Street Journal, and Orange Coast Magazine, she shows her passion to protect and care for older adults and is currently writing a fictional novel about grieving and memory loss titled “The Cottage.”

“I am grateful that my parents instilled in our family the importance to serve the unwanted, vulnerable and often forgotten. It is my hope and prayer that my children will do the same for our community.” – Jacqueline Dupont-Carlson