Dr. Lisa Beth (LB) Bergene is an associate at B&D, providing both planning and strategic services to higher education clients.
Prior to joining B&D, LB served as senior associate dean for Residential Life at Duke University for 18 years, providing direction and operational management on the first year residential campus. Her portfolio included leading the residential staff, supporting facilities and housekeeping operations, serving as client representative for new build and renovation projects, and developing and implementing community development models. Additionally, LB taught two service-learning courses on the topic of civic engagement in Focus, a signature academic program. After her time at Duke, LB served as a business strategist and commercial project manager for a small business in the Raleigh area, helping to build out the commercial division for the company. In this role, she sought and won federal, state, and municipal contracts and advised on operational processes to improve efficiency and compliance. Her extensive experience working directly with students and campus spaces as well as her strategic planning efforts for the business allow her to assist her clients with formulating the best possible solutions.
Originally from Wisconsin, LB holds a doctorate in education from North Carolina State University and has expertise in grief, trauma, and mental health. She earned her graduate degree from Penn State in Counselor Education and a BA in History of Philosophy from Marquette University.