May 26, 1949 — May 25, 2019
Jaylene focused her professional and philanthropic energies in Northwest Pasadena and Altadena for more than 30 years. As Flintridge President, she convened community stakeholders and facilitated partnerships and collaborative action to improve the quality of life for the area's children, youth and families. From 1986 through 2007, she served as Managing Director of Flintridge Foundation, leading various local collaborative efforts and marshalling cross-sector resources to address issues of community concern.
In 2003, she formed a collaboration of students, community members, and local nonprofit, civic and business leaders to respond to the lack of after-school programs at John Muir High School. This led to the formation of Mustangs on the Move, which provided educational and enrichment activities on Muir's campus for a decade. Jaylene also served on the reinvention team that guided the high school's restructuring into small learning academies, and she spearheaded the launch of the Apprenticeship Preparation Program, which prepares community members returning home from incarceration for careers in the construction trades.
Jaylene was also the founder of the J. L. Moseley Company, which developed and managed commercial real estate in Northwest Pasadena and Altadena for two decades, with the goal of promoting neighborhood renewal and empowerment. Past efforts include successfully mobilizing a task force of residents, youth, businesses and city agencies to revitalize a blighted section of Lincoln Avenue near John Muir High School. Strongly committed to sustainability, the company developed the first Gold LEED-Certified building in Pasadena in 2006. Jaylene also managed, pro bono, the 2007 development of the Mothers' Club Gold LEED-Certified building.
Jaylene's numerous awards for community leadership and sustainable development practices include:
- 2019 - County of Los Angeles: Presentation and Scroll for more than 30 years of dedicated service, visionary leadership and steadfast commitment to the community to ensure that people's pasts do not define their futures.
- 2017 - State of California, 41st Assembly District Woman of the Year, in recognition of outstanding service and dedication to the people of the State of California.
- 2014 - Pasadena Education Network: Community Leadership Award for improving resources and collaborations that benefit children and families in Northwest Pasadena and Altadena.
- 2010 - Business Life Magazine: Selected as one of the Top 20 Women Achievers over the past 20 years.
- 2008 - Congressman Adam B. Schiff: 29th Congressional District Woman of the Year from Pasadena, for "consistently making a significant difference in our community and to celebrate your efforts as an activist, mentor and volunteer."
- 2007 - California State Legislature: Corporate Woman of the Year for significant accomplishments in business.
- 2007 - Mothers' Club: Leadership Award for helping Mothers' Club establish a permanent home.
- 2003 - Pasadena NAACP: Ruby McKnight Williams Award, the organization's highest annual award for leadership in the area of civil rights.
- 2003 - Pasadena Police Activity League: PAL Golden Badge Award for contributions to the children and youth of Pasadena.
- 2002 - Leadership Pasadena: Excellence in Leadership Award for outstanding leadership to the City of Pasadena.
- 1994 - Harry Sheldon Memorial Award for "contributions to improving human relations in the City of Pasadena."