Jason Resendez the President and CEO of the National Alliance for Caregiving, where he leads research, policy, and innovation initiatives to build health, wealth, and equity for America’s 53 million family caregivers. Jason is a nationally recognized expert on caregiving, aging, and research equity. In 2023, he was named one of the most consequential leaders in health, science, and medicine by STAT News.
Prior to joining NAC, Jason was the founding executive director of the UsAgainstAlzheimer’s Center for Brain Health Equity and was the principal investigator of a Healthy Brain Initiative cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). While at UsAgainstAlzheimer’s, he pioneered the concept of Brain Health Equity through peer-reviewed research, public health partnerships, and public policy.
Jason has advised federal agencies and organizations working to advance equity for communities of color, including the National Institute on Aging, the National Academies of Medicine, the Administration for Community Living, and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI). He has also served as a volunteer policy advisor for the presidential campaign of President Joe Biden.
Earlier in his career, Jason worked at the nation’s leading Latino civil rights organizations UnidosUS and the education arm of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC).
His efforts to champion health and racial justice for patients and caregivers have earned national recognition and in 2020, he was named one of America’s top influencers in aging by PBS’s Next Avenue alongside Michael J. Fox and Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy. Jason has received the Service Award for Caregiving from the National Hispanic Council on Aging (NHCOA), the LULAC Presidential Medal of Honor, and the HerMANO Award from MANA—A National Latina Organization—for his advocacy on behalf of the Latino community. He has been quoted by The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, STAT News, Time, Newsweek, and Univision on issues related to caregiving, health equity, and research inclusion.
Jason is from South Texas and graduated from Georgetown University.