2020 Council of Advisors

The Council of Advisors comprises the SCHA™  Steering Committee, who are individuals in the senior care industry who are invited to participate in the Council. The Council reaches out to the senior care community to encourage nominations and voting across all categories of the Senior Care Hero Awards™.  They also “narrow the field” of potential award nominees to create the short list of finalists in each category from whom the Academy of Leaders selects the recipients.


Position: Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Organization: Dupont Residential Care, Inc. and Assured InHome Care, Inc


Jacqueline Dupont is the founder and Chief Executive Office of Dupont Residential Care, Inc., Assured InHome Care, Inc., Board Member of Vista Gardens, LLC and former owner of Assured Horizons, LLC. She brings more than 23 years of professional experience working with older adults and the Alzheimer’s community, in addition to serving on several boards and committees.

As a resident of San Clemente, Jacqueline graduated from the University of San Diego with a B.S, attended University of Southern California and received her two Masters at USC in Gerontology and Public Health Care Administration and her Doctorate in Gerontology from Ashbourne University in Oxford.  In graduate school she published many articles and training programs for older adults with dementia and Alzheimer’s. She is a Gerontologist and has lectured at USC, UCI and Cal State Fullerton on Aging Issues.

Jacqueline has served as Co-Chair of the Peru Club Missionary Trips during 2009 and 2010 at JSerra Catholic School. As a leader, she has escorted 50 high school students to Piura, Peru. She performed humanitarian work with the poorest of the poor, taking care of hospice patients, orphans and built homes for the very poor and sick.  Jacqueline has been featured on CNN, Dateline, Fox News, CNBC, in The Wall Street Journal, Orange Coast Magazine, and in many newspaper articles about her passion to protect and care for older adults in America.


Position: Senior Care Coordinator

Organization: Kaiser Permanente

Position: President

Organization: Clear Choice Senior Services

Position: Account Liaison

Organization: Heartland Hospice

Position: Director of Business Development

Organization: Care Partners at Home

Position: Account Executive

Organization: Hollywood Home Health and Hospice

Position: Director of Community Relations

Organization: Attentive Home Care

Position: Community Relations Director

Organization: Merrill Gardens



Position: Clinical Supervisor

Organization: St. Jude Medical Center

Position: Founder

Organization: Pacific Group Insurance

Position: Senior Living Consultant

Organization: A Right Place For Seniors

Position: Director of Volunteer Services

Organization: Meals on Wheels OC

Position: Owner & Funeral Director

Organization: WillowBridge Cremation Solutions

Position: Director of Grief Support & Education

Organization: O'Connor Mortuary



Position: President

Organization: Alliance Eldercare | Senior Placement Services

Position: Self-Employed


Position: Vice President, Advancement

Organization: Meals on Wheels OC


Position: Director of Corporate & Community Relations

Organization: Meals on Wheels OC

Position: Founder and CEO

Organization: Success in Aging Centers



Position: Residential Care Sales Manager

Organization: Brand New Day



Position: Assistant Managing Director

Organization: 24 Hour Home Care

Position: Owner

Organization: The Adaptive Driving Center

Position: Director of Community Relations

Organization: Sea Crest Home Health & Hospice



Position: Owner/CEO

Organization: American Senior Home Finders- Assisted Living Placement



Position: Marketing Director

Organization: Oakmont of Fullerton