Lisa Burgess

Member of the Family Advisory Council since: 1989

Experience/Areas of Interest: Autism, complex care, palliative care, home care nursing.

Lisa is a wife and mom of three boys. Her eldest son, Benjamin, was a primary care patient at Boston Children’s. Jamie, her middle son, has been a multi-complex care patient since 1985. Jamie has had more than 500 admissions to date and averages 60 outpatient visits per year. Lisa’s youngest son, Dakota, has the diagnosis of autism.

Lisa has enjoyed the opportunity to collaborate with state and community agencies. She has participated in multiple projects with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH), including the design of “Directions,” a resource guide for families of children with special health care needs. She is also on several other advisory boards in the Boston area. Lisa truly believes in the mission of Boston Children’s, and has witnessed the practice of patient- and family-centered care with her own children and countless others. Serving as a member of the Family Advisory Council is something close to Lisa’s heart, as it is a way to give back and make meaningful change in the lives of patients and families. Lisa participated in Family Centered Rounds Project and has spoken at the Children’s Hospital Advocacy Network (CAN) Legislative Breakfast in Washington, DC. She is a former member of the Complex Care Advisory Board. Lisa has many hobbies, including Chevy trucks, going to the beach, watching the Boston Bruins, auto racing, and bass fishing with her husband, Mark.