Ms. Lisa Hardy joined Emerald Communities as President and Chief Executive Officer in January 2008. Since joining Emerald Communities, Lisa has led Emerald Heights, a subsidiary of Emerald Communities, through a multimillion dollar successful master planning to reposition the community. Lisa has held leadership roles in the industry since 1988. She previously led development and construction of projects on several Life Plan communities during 14‐year tenure with Life Care Services. Ms. Hardy earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration with a management concentration from Saint Joseph’s College in Maine, as well as an associate’s degree in health care administration. She has received licensure as a Nursing Home Administrator in the states of WA, GA, NC, IA, IN, and AL.
She currently serves on the Board of Directors for LeadingAge Washington; Caring Communities, a leader in insurance and risk management serving NFP senior housing and service providers throughout the United States; and Washington Care Services, a provider of a wide range of skilled nursing care and rehab services for people of all ages. She has also served on the Board of Directors of the Georgia Institute on Aging; as an CCAC Evaluator; and as the Alabama state delegate for the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging.