Elizabeth Pagliarini

Elizabeth “Liz” Pagliarini is the Chief Executive Officer and Board Member of Summit Healthcare REIT, Inc. Summit, a public non-traded REIT, invests in seniors housing and care real estate across the United States.

Liz successfully broke the “glass ceiling” in her mid-twenties as chief executive officer and chairwoman of the board of an investment brokerage subsidiary of a public company in Beverly Hills, California. She also co-founded a boutique investment bank and registered broker-dealer. Liz is a member of the Board of Directors of First Foundation Inc. (NYSE: FFWM), and serves on their risk, compensation, and nominating and governance committees. She is on the advisory board of the CFO Executive Summit and has served as chairperson of the Mission Viejo, California City Council Investment Advisory Commission. In addition, she proudly serves on the Emeritus Board of Directors for Forever Footprints, a non-profit organization that provides support to families that have suffered the loss of a baby during pregnancy or infancy and educates the medical community to improve quality of care and response.

Liz received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from Valparaiso University where she was honored with their highest academic award, the Presidential Scholarship. She is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), an advanced designation awarded by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners that focuses on fraud prevention, detection and deterrence, and has earned a certification in Systemic Cyber Risk Governance for U.S. Public Company Corporate Directors. Liz is also a member of Women Corporate Directors and The Private Directors Association.

In 2020, Liz won the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Orange County Business Journal’s CFO of the Year Awards. She has been named one of “20 Women to Watch” by OC Metro magazine and nominated for The Orange County Business Journal’s Women in Business Award. Additionally, she has been honored by Step Up Women’s Network as the recipient of their prestigious Commitment to Philanthropy Volunteer Award and by Forever Footprints as the recipient of their Compassion Award.