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. Kevin Wrenne

Chief of Staff

Wrenne has served as a member of the board at Alzheimer’s Community Care for 10 years, during which he guided the success of the organization. In 2022, Alzheimer’s Community Care marked 25 years of service to families of South Florida. In the last quarter of a century, Alzheimer’s Community Care has expanded to 12 day care centers, where teams are trained to provide dignified and compassionate care for Floridians living with Alzheimer’s. The organization has also expanded its services to include ID locator service, family nurse consultants, education, advocacy and a 24-hour crisis line.

Most recently, Wrenne served as president and CEO of Banyan Place in Boca Raton, where he managed a 125-resident independent and assisted living facility. Prior to that, Wrenne served as chief operating officer for Advent Ministries. For more than 15 years, Wrenne was president and CEO of Nationwide Computer, an international IBM mid-range and main frame reseller based in Boynton Beach.

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.

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