DeSisto is the Chief Investment Officer and lead portfolio manager at Anchor Capital Advisors, a Boston-based investment management firm that currently manages $10 billion in assets. She has over 25 years of experience in the financial services sector, previously holding roles at Fiduciary Trust Company, Batterymarch Financial Management and Fleet Bank. She has been a loyal supporter of Perkins, serving as a Corporator since 2018 and a member of the Corporator Leadership Council since 2019, as well as in her role as an investment professional, directing a number of major gifts to Perkins as a Trustee of the Constance O. Putnam Foundation. She is a member of the Investment Committee for Perkins, the CFA Society Boston board and Newton Country Day School board. She volunteers as a mentor for the MIT Sandbox, The Boston Economic Club and The Boston Club. She received her B.S. from Carnegie Mellon and MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management.