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Lisa Nesbit, ICON of the Month December 2020

Lisa Nesbit
ICON of the Month
December 2020

HRH COO gives throughout the year, not just December

Compiled by Catherine Myers

Lisa Nesbit, the December ICON of the month, gives in so many ways throughout the year. Nesbit has been a long time member of the Danville Chamber of Commerce, Westside Professional Women, Avon Tri Kappa and serves on the grant committee for the Hendricks Regional Health Foundation. 

She is a wife, mother of three children and has 11 grandchildren. In each of her roles, Nesbit is dedicated and giving not only to her family, but to the Hendricks County community.

What do you consider your greatest virtue? Pleasant persistence

What do you most deplore in others? Lack of integrity

What do you like most about living in Hendricks County? Pleasant, friendly people who like to help others live here. As a whole, there is a great group of citizens.

If you had to live elsewhere than in Hendricks County, where would it be? Noblesville since dear friends live there and have nice people in their neighborhood.

If you could begin life over, what would you change? Not being in a car wreck while six months pregnant, which affected my son, leading to deafness. But it gave me tenacity and gave him humility and great pain tolerance and a new acute sense of caring for others, too.

If money were no issue, how would you spend it? We are blessed, but if we had lots more money, I would give more to endowment charity groups.

What makes you happiest? Dancing with husband and laughing with friends and family

What is your favorite vacation spot? Cabo and Australia

What do you do with idle time? Watch movies with husband, action and adventure

What is it that makes you angry? Do as you say, not as some do.

What do you do to escape from reality? Nice long walks by alone or with friends and funny movies.

What or who is the greatest love of your life? The greatest love of my life is my husband and high school sweetheart Bill, married 44 years this June.

Which living person in Hendricks County do you most admire? Yvonne Culpepper (senior vice president of nursing and professional services, chief operating officer, and chief nursing officer) of Hendricks Regional Health, is always giving and working for the hospital and patients under all circumstances. She is on all kinds of boards throughout the state.

What is the quality you most like in a man? The quality I love most in a man is genuine humor and respect.

What is the quality you most like in a woman? The quality I most love in a woman is loyalty and sincerity.

What is your greatest extravagance? A trip to Australia/New Zealand last year

What are your fears, phobias? Getting stuck in between a subway car track or on a train track

What has been the happiest time of your life? Getting married and having three kids, each birth

Which talent would you most like to possess? I would love to be able to sing well, not in B-flat.

What do you most value in your friends? I value friends who love you the way you are, flaws and all.

Which historical figure do you most identify with? Lady Dianna, we were born at a similar time and she had to live up to expectations while being naïve

What is your greatest regret? I could not whitewater raft with my parents on their 50th anniversary that we planned because I was sick.

What tenet do you live by? I try my best to live by the Golden Rule, do unto others like I would like others to do to me.


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