Lisa joined Wingate Healthcare in 2016 as Chief Financial Officer. As CFO, Ms. Burgess is responsible for strategic financing initiatives, strategic development opportunities, and oversight of the financial and accounting departments. She brings to Wingate over 18 years of experience working in the senior housing and healthcare industry. Throughout her 19 years in the healthcare industry, Lisa has led her various companies in closing over $2.5 Billion of acquisitions and recapitalization and originating over $1Billion of new financing. Before joining Wingate, she served as Senior Vice President of Finance for Post Acute Partners, a New York based owner and operator of multiple post-acute healthcare businesses. Prior to joining Post Acute Partners, Lisa served as Vice President of Treasury & Portfolio Management for Benchmark Senior Living, and was previously the Director of Financial Analysis at Epoch Senior Living. Before entering senior housing, Ms. Burgess held roles as a Real Estate Analyst for Harvard Private Capital Group in Boston, and as a Senior Bond Analyst for Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliff, LLP, in Los Angeles and New York.
Ms. Burgess is an alumnus of National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing & Care Industry’s (NIC) Future Leaders Council, serving May 2010 through September 2013. During this time she worked on the Investor Presentation Committee and NIC MAP Strategic Task Force. She also served as a member of the Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA), 2016-2011. Ms. Burgess received her undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania, graduating Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.