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Leadership Team

Executive Bios

  • Lisa Wright Jenkins; President and CEO

    Lisa Jenkins' career experience spans over 25 years in the printing/publishing, chemical coating, and nonprofit sectors—both as an individual contributor and as a top executive leading large teams. Passionate about community service, Ms. Jenkins joined the Girl Scouts of Orange County as Vice President of Business Operations and was responsible for developing a turnaround plan for the organization's youth camp.

    As President and CEO of the Council on Aging, Ms. Jenkins oversees all programs, services, activities, and facilities. She is responsible for establishing and maintaining contact with key individuals in local government, other nonprofit agencies, and the corporate sector. By furthering the Council's public image and reputation, services for O.C. seniors will continue for years to come.

    Ms. Jenkins holds a BS/BA in Marketing from Ohio State University and is active in a number of nonprofit organizations, including Holt International, the Orphan Dress Project and The Girl Scouts of Orange County.

  • Miriam Boulger; Director of Finance/Human Resources

    Miriam Boulger comes to the Council with over 20 years in accounting experience and a wide range of operational skills to help manage companies in the fields of accounting, human resources, risk management, information technology and office management.

    As the Council on Aging's Controller, Ms. Boulger is responsible for the accounting and financial operations of the agency, including accounts payable and receivable, general ledger, financial reporting, payroll, vendor management, audit and tax preparation, banking, inventory, and cash flow forecasting.

    Ms. Boulger holds a BA in Business Administration (with an Accounting emphasis) from California State University, Fullerton. She also holds a certificate in Human Resources from California State University, Fullerton.

  • Carolina Gutierrez, MA; Director of the Socialization Services Department

    Carolina Gutierrez has over 13 years of experience in the non-profit and public service sector -specifically in the social services, public health, and prevention fields. Ms. Gutierrez joined the Council on Aging in 2005 after successfully managing two workforce investment programs at local non-profit organizations and a prevention program for the Orange County Department of Education.

    As Director of the Socialization Services Department, Ms. Gutierrez is responsible for the strategic planning, management, and development of three Council on Aging direct services programs: the Friendly Visitor Program, the Care Management Program, and the ReConnect Program.

    Ms. Gutierrez holds a Social Sciences Masters Degree, Mental Health Provider Certification, Substance Abuse and Violence Prevention Certification, and Volunteer Management Certification.

  • Jamie Cansler, Director of Development and Community Outreach

    Jamie Cansler comes to the Council with over 30 years of experience in business and non- profit management and has supported the success and growth of each organization she has worked with.

    As the Council on Aging – Southern California Director of Development and Community Outreach, Ms. Cansler is responsible for implementing development strategies to increase financial support from key individuals, foundations, and corporate donors.

    Ms. Cansler attended California State Polytechnic University, Pomona where she majored in behavioral science towards a B.S. degree.

  • Kelli Jean Morris, JD, LLM; Director Financial Abuse Specialist Team (FAST)

    Kelli Morris started her career in public service as an attorney with the Legal Aid Society of Orange County (LASOC). She assisted Orange County residents with self representation in Family Law and Small Claims matters and health insurance and government benefits issues and appeals through LASOC’s Health Consumer Action Center.

    Prior to public service, Kelli held a number of executive positions related to health benefits as well as financial planning for individuals and businesses. She counseled individuals, employees and employers on health insurance options and conducted enrollment meetings for groups.

    In addition to her F.A.S.T. duties, Kelli currently serves as a Social Security Disability Appeals Attorney throughout Southern California and conducts approximately 450 hearings per year.

    Kelli has a Bachelor of Arts degree from USC in Biological Sciences with an emphasis on Genetics, a Juris Doctorate (JD) degree from Concord Law School as well as a Masters of Law (LLM) degree from Concord Law School in Small Business Law.

  • Don Collins, HICAP Program Director Orange County,Inland Empire

    Don Collins comes to the council with over 30 years of experience in retail business environment. As an executive he has helped shape brand building in both the apparel and home furnishing industry. His business focus was directed on developing high brand identity on a national and international platforms.

    As the Director for HICAP, Mr. Collins responsibilities will be to promote the independence, health and dignity of older adults through compassion, education and advocacy. His leadership efforts will help older adults find the right high quality healthcare solutions to meet their needs.

    Mr. Collins holds a BA in Business Administration from Boston College and several leadership, Diversity,Marketing and Management Certifications.

  • Libby Anderson, Director of the Ombudsman Program

    Libby Anderson came to the Council as an attorney licensed to practice law in Illinois, where she was in private practice for 19 years prior to moving to California. Her practice areas included estate planning, planning for disability, guardianships for disabled adults and elder law.

    Prior to becoming the Director for the Ombudsman Program, Libby joined the Ombudsman Program as a volunteer in 2011 and then was hired by the Program to serve as a Regional Coordinator in 2014.

    Libby received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas and her Juris Doctor from Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law.