Jason K. Wilson is Owner and CEO of Northwest Coffee Roasting Co., one of the oldest artisan coffee roasters in St. Louis, and Chronicle Coffee, the first premium coffee shop in North St. Louis. Recognized as an innovative and bold entrepreneur, Wilson strategically spearheaded and managed the growth his first start-up as it became St. Louis region’s largest provider of vehicle fleet and inventory cleaning in less than three years.
“I feel it’s my obligation to raise awareness, particularly within the African American community, about resources such as MCHS so that those who have limited knowledge and access have an opportunity to improve their quality of life. Healthcare inequities disproportionately affect people of color and I feel compelled to act.” – Jason Wilson
Deeply committed to civic engagement, Wilson believes businesses can and must stimulate and better the communities they serve. He dedicates his efforts to bettering St. Louis, particularly the predominately African-American community in North St. Louis. Referring to this community as an “urban domestic emerging market,” Wilson views it not as underserved or neglected, but as untapped potential. A fundamental mission of Wilson’s coffee shops is to provide a platform for growth and empowerment north of the Delmar line and in St. Louis as a whole.
“The Board of Memory Care Home Solutions is thrilled to welcome Jason Wilson, Owner of Northwest Coffee & Roasting Co. as a new director. Jason brings an entrepreneurial spirit, MBA from Washington University, representation for the African-American community, belief in our mission and a personal connection to helping those with Alzheimer’s.”
– Lisa Baron, Founder and Executive Director of Memory Care Home Solutions
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About Memory Care Home Solutions
Memory Care Home Solutions is a non-profit organization that exists to extend and improve quality time at home for families caring for loved ones with memory loss, dementia, or Alzheimer’s disease. Our professionals train families regarding safety of the living environment, provide strategies for addressing difficult behaviors, and offer suggestions for maintaining appropriate levels of independence, with the ultimate goal of reducing caregiver stress. We come to each family; no diagnosis is necessary for our consultation; and services are made available to everyone at no cost to all who use our programs, regardless of income. To ensure families continue to benefit after our initial consultation, we schedule follow-up phone conferences throughout the year, and our professionals are always available to discuss concerns family caregivers may have. Our newly expanded services include Memory Care PLUS – which allows families to receive four Occupational Therapy visits. Founded in 2002, and later funded with a generous grant from the Missouri Foundation for Health, Memory Care Home Solutions fills a critical in-home support and training void for caregivers. Washington University in St. Louis collaborates with the organization to evaluate outcome success.