Memorial is celebrating Women’s History Month by spotlighting members of our team who are committed to improving the health and wellness of our community. These inspiring women were nominated by their peers. We hope you enjoy learning about them!
Lisa is a registered nurse and manages our Employee Health department, impacting almost 5,000 Memorial team members.
When asked how she supports Memorial’s mission to heal, inspire, and transform the health of our community, her nominator wrote, “Lisa is simply the best! Her smile, calming demeanor, professionalism. We face new challenges every day, but Lisa always meets the challenge with a positive attitude. When we may think it’s not possible, she is able to help us not only to see the possibility, but also the good in our deeds. For the past almost year and a half, Lisa has been at the forefront of COVID vaccinations. Not just for employees, but for the community.”
She also supports the health and well-being of her peers. Her nominator continues, “It can be stressful in the healthcare arena. Lisa not only encourages us to step away when we need to, but she leads by example, and heeds her own advice. It’s often said that nurses are the worst at self-care; Lisa advocates that for all of her employees.”
Lisa answered a few questions so we could learn more about who inspires her.
What goes through your mind when you think of women who joined the workforce before you?
“The working women of the past and present have faced many challenges, whether it’s balancing their career with their family or trying to overcome the standards set by society. I have a genuine appreciation for the women who made the choice to embark on a professional career and for those who did not have a choice – and excelled at what they had to do. I have been able to achieve my goals because of the women pioneers before me.”
Have you drawn professional inspiration from other women? Tell us about someone who has inspired you.
“Watching my mother balance a career, home and raise 10 children was all the inspiration I needed to know that it was possible to have a career and family. She was and will always be the woman I admire the most and strive daily to mirror. Cindy Hansen, Director of Employee Health, and all the other exceptional women that I work with every day, give me the motivation I need to continue working hard to accomplish the projects and tasks at hand. Also, I would not be where I am today without the support of my husband and family.”
What is one thing you wish more people knew about women in the workplace?
“Women are invaluable team members in the workplace and are rising to the top as strong leaders. They continue to advocate for equality and diversity in all aspects surrounding their coworkers and careers. As a woman in the workplace, in whatever career you choose, let your talent and passion shine. Always be true to yourself, stand up for what you believe in, push for success and leave the rest to God. I am truly blessed to be a part of the Memorial organization and for the opportunities I have been given.”
Congratulations on your nomination, Lisa, and thank you for all you do to support our team members and the community!