Lisa A. Hardy
President & Chief Executive Officer
Lisa Hardy joined Emerald Communities as president and chief executive officer in January 2008. Since joining Emerald Communities, Ms. Hardy has led Emerald Heights, a subsidiary of Emerald Communities, through a successful master plan to reposition the community. Commencing in 2010 and completed in 2014, this comprehensive master plan included extensive renovation of existing buildings, as well as new construction. Projects included renovation and expansion of dining venues, updating of interior corridor and common use areas, addition of a new multipurpose/auditorium building, construction of new residential apartment homes, and replacement of the fitness and aquatic center. A new Life Plan Community, Heron’s Key in Gig Harbor, is also in development with a planned opening in summer 2017.
With experience in leadership roles in the industry since 1988, Ms. Hardy was chosen for her experience and knowledge in operations of Life Care retirement communities. She previously led the new development and construction of projects on several Life Plan communities during a 14‐year tenure with Life Care Services. She has an additional seven years of experience with the United Presbyterian Home, a Life Plan Community in Washington, Iowa.
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 Washington, Georgia, North Carolina, Iowa, Indiana and Alabama.
She currently serves on the Board of Directors for LeadingAge Washington; Caring Communities, a leader in insurance and risk management serving not-for-profit 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 a Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) Evaluator; and as the Alabama state delegate for LeadingAge, association of community-based, nonprofit organizations.