Chief Executive Officer: Dr. Rhonda JV Montgomery is an internationally recognized expert on caregiving and Professor Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee where she was the first person to occupy The Helen Bader Endowed Chair in Applied Gerontology. Prior to joining the faculty of UWM, she held positions at the University of Kansas, Wayne State University and University of Washington.
For more than 40 years Dr. Montgomery has conducted regional and national studies focused on public policy, the role of the family, and the role of staff in providing long term care. She has published over 100 articles and books and her work has been supported by the Hartford Foundation, the Langeloth Foundation, the Bader Foundations, the Alzheimer’s Association, the Administration on Community Living, the National Institutes of Health, and the Health Resources Services Administration. She has received numerous awards for her work including the 2010 Rosalyn Carter Leadership in Caregiving Award.
Chief Operating Officer: For the past ten years, Jessica Jacobs has worked alongside the founder, Dr. Rhonda Montgomery, serving as an integral part of the development, testing and implementation of the TCARE program. Jessica earned a Bachelors’ and Masters’ degree in Social Welfare and a Graduate Certificate in Management from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM). Before taking on the roles of Director of TCARE at UWM and now running the day-to-day operations of Tailored Care Enterprises, she worked in both the private and public sector as a care manager with children and families. This experience has given her the knowledge and skills to work closely with administration and care managers to successfully implement TCARE within their organizations. Her leadership role with TCARE has included; facilitating program development; developing and facilitating the TCARE Training Curriculum; fostering relationships with new and existing partner organizations; and overseeing program staff. In addition, she manages and tracks the certification and licensing of TCARE Assessors and provides ongoing technical support. Jessica’s passion and dedication to the company not only stems from the awareness of the ever growing need of support for family caregivers, but also from the continued success stories she hears from caregivers, families, and the organizations that have embraced TCARE.
President: Dr. Aaron Blight’s career spans more than 20 years of service in leadership positions in both public and private sectors. Dr. Blight routinely works with caregivers and families of aging care recipients as the owner of two franchises of Home Instead Senior Care. He was elected to the Franchise Exchange Council of Home Instead Senior Care and consults with the franchisor’s senior leadership team on domestic and global caregiving issues. Dr. Blight previously served at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in a series of roles, including Director of Medicaid’s Division of Financial Operations and Special Assistant to the politically-appointed leader of the Medicaid program. Aaron and his wife were family caregivers for his mother-in-law for five years before she died of cancer, and he routinely speaks on caregiving-related topics. Aaron received his doctorate in human and organizational learning from The George Washington University. Through his dissertation research, Dr. Blight developed a structural equation model of factors affecting caregiving identity, which was partially based on the work of Dr. Rhonda Montgomery. Dr. Blight also holds a Master of Public Administration degree (health care policy focus) from the University of Baltimore and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish from Brigham Young University.