Our Leadership

“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.” – Henry Ford

Mr. Michael Jessup

President & CEO

Michael joins Alzheimer’s Community Care after a 25- year extensive professional and volunteer career in leadership of non-profit organizations, including past service as Executive Director at Susan G. Komen Maryland Affiliate, Executive Officer at Maryland Center for the Visual and Performing Arts, a leadership role with the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and as an independent non-profit consultant. His experience includes developing programs, leading and motivating staff, working constructively with board members, and overseeing important operations for various organizations.

In addition to his professional career, Michael has dedicated much of his life to healthcare, serving on boards and volunteering for organizations, including the National Kidney Foundation, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation of Maryland, Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Transplant Center, and the Association of Healthcare Philanthropy.

Mr. Robert Roldan

Vice President of Finance

Robert brings a wealth of knowledge from a background of financial leadership in the non-profit and healthcare markets. Robert has his Bachelors Degree in Accounting from Staten Island University, his MBA from Lynn University and a Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management from Rutgers University. Prior to joining the team, Robert was the Accounting Manager at a large healthcare corporation.

Dr. Karen Gilbert, DNP MS RN CDP

Vice President of Education & Quality Assurance

Karen Gilbert is a Registered Nurse and has worked in health care administration in Palm Beach County for over 35 years. For the past nine years, Karen has worked with patients experiencing various stages of Alzheimer’s Disease and related neurocognitive disorders. In working with these patients and their families, Karen has promoted highly individualized care planning methods to maintain and optimize patients’ abilities, coach and support caregivers and improve quality of life for those affected by these diseases. Karen holds Certification in Alzheimer’s disease training from the Florida Department of Elder Affairs as well as designation as a Certified Dementia Practitioner from the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners. Karen presents educational programs for health care professionals, law enforcement and first responders, community groups, as well as area medical, nursing, social work and health administration students. Karen was recognized with the 2017 Palm Beach County Medical Society Hero in Medicine Award for Education. Karen serves on the School of Nursing Advisory Boards of Palm Beach Atlantic University, Keiser University, and Palm Beach State College. Karen earned the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree at Palm Beach Atlantic University. Karen received her Bachelor of Science degree from the State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, and holds a Master of Science degree in Health and Human Services from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale.

Jackie Chong, MBA, NHA

Vice President of Family and Specialized Day Services

Jackie Chong has over 25 years of experience in the healthcare field. She began her career as a Social Service Director in a Nursing Home and over the last 16 years has been a leader within various service models of healthcare, which has brought a wide range of experience to the organization. As the Vice President of Family and Specialized Day Services, Jackie is responsible for upholding the organization’s programs and services to the standards and principles set forth by the staff and board. Jackie has a master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.

Jessica Zehetmaier

Vice President of Human Resources

Jessica Zehetmaier began her career in human resources in 2013 while working for a locum tenens company, staffing, and credentialing physicians. She has a professional background in the Human Resources field and has worked in various industries including staffing and recruitment, healthcare, hospitality management, and professional services. She has extensive experience providing support and guidance to operational managers and executive staff for recruitment and employment, training and development, labor relations, benefits administration, and the development of organizational cultures. Jessica is an active member and volunteer of the national and local chapters of the Society for Human Resource Management and currently serves as Director at Large as well as Legislative Director. Jessica holds a bachelor’s degree in Communications from Florida Atlantic University, she is certified in Mental Health First Aid and is currently pursuing her SHRM-SCP certification.

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