Michele Biggart, Director of Sales
Fountaingate Gardens is a new Life Plan Community envisioned by the Gurwin Health Care System located in Commack. We are excited to be breaking ground on this Independent Living Community by the end of 2020!
About Michele Biggart
Michele Biggart is the Director of Sales at Fountaingate Gardens, a new Life Plan Community envisioned by the Gurwin Health Care System located in Commack. In this position, she guides active adults in making the right choice in senior living and lectures frequently on timely topics impacting the aging population. Prior to this position, she spent 10 years as the Director of Business and Community Development for Burner Law Group, P.C., a boutique law firm serving clients in all matters of Estate Planning, Trust and Estate Administration, Guardianship, and Special Needs Planning. Michele received her undergraduate degree from St. Joseph’s College and her Master of Arts in Public Policy and Administration from Stony Brook University. Michele has been a Certified Geriatric Care Manager through the University of Florida since 2013.
In 2011, Michele returned to her alma mater of St. Joseph’s College as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Political Science where she created the first internship course allowing students to experience the political process in real time.
Michele has worked very closely with the community in events to support those diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease and those who care for them. She was instrumental in co-creating the East End Walk for Alzheimer’s Disease in Westhampton Beach and, inspired by the supporters of the walk and lack of community resources, she became a facilitator of a support group on the East End for caregivers taking care of a loved one living with cognitive impairments. The group continues to meet today.
Michele is the recipient of the Day Haven Neighborhood of Caring Award for her work in the community with the Alzheimer’s population and a member of multiple geriatric professional groups that support an aging population. In 2019, she was named as “Top 30 Under 30” by Long Island Business News. She lives in Setauket with her husband and two children.