Ottawa Cureton-Dunkentell CEO
My name is Ottawa Cureton-Dunkentell. The greatest blessing that the Father has bestowed upon me was the birth of my son, Anthony. I thank him for giving me the opportunity to raise such an inspiring, incredible and amazing young man for a lifespan of 24 years. This is why following his death, I founded the "Officer Anthony Thompson Scholarship Foundation" (OATSF); a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated toward preventing further loss of tragic accidents caused by wrong-way drivers.
My current full-time employment is with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. I have a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and will be pursuing my Masters in Psychology in the near future.
I am married to an incredible husband and father, Bernard Dunkentell. I had numerous opportunities to mentor and work with at risk youth and persons struggling / suffering with mental disabilities. While at work, often I am called the "The Whisperer." Reason being, I am able to calm highly violent individuals down in minutes without a fight.
In the future, I will facilitate an Adult Residential Facility which houses adults who have Down Syndrome and are mentally challenged through the ages of 18-59 years. The passion and love that I have for my community, not only speaks volume but helps me bring awareness for the safety of others.
As a proud member of the Sheriff's Department, Anthony had a deep passion for helping others on and off the job. Now, his passion can live through the efforts of OATSF and your decision to be a part of this journey in honor of him.