NEEDHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Wingate Healthcare, the Northeast’s premier provider of senior living communities, including post-acute and long-term skilled nursing care, assisted living, independent living and memory care, today announced the hiring of Lisa Burgess as Chief Financial Officer effective August 1, 2016. Ms. Burgess will be responsible for strategic financing initiatives, strategic development opportunities, and oversight of the financial and accounting departments at Wingate.
Lisa Burgess brings to Wingate 18 years of experience working in the senior housing and healthcare industry. She is an alumna of the National Investment’s Center Future Leader’s Council, on which she served from 2010 to 2013. Most recently, she was the Senior Vice President of Finance for Post Acute Partners, a New York based owner and operator of multiple post-acute healthcare businesses. Prior to that she 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.
“We are really excited to welcome Lisa to our leadership team here at Wingate. She has a deep understanding of our core businesses and related ancillary companies. She has proven herself as a determined and committed healthcare and financial professional who has the skills to help lead us into an evolving healthcare environment,” said Scott Schuster, President of Wingate Healthcare.
Ms. Burgess received her undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania, graduating Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She resides in Framingham with her family.
About Wingate Healthcare
Wingate is the Northeast’s premier provider of healthcare and hospitality for seniors and delivers exceptional short-term rehab, post-acute care and long-term care in skilled nursing centers and assisted and independent living communities throughout Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New York. With select centers offering special programs in Memory and Dementia Care, Ventilator Care, Pulmonary Rehabilitation and more, Wingate is dedicated to meeting the critical needs and enhancing the lives of residents and families. Wingate takes great pride in providing warm and welcoming communities and shares principles of respect, loyalty and trust. For more information, visit www.wingatehealthcare.com.