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Lisa and her husband Greg, an Emergency Physician, reside in Fresno, California with their two sons, Eric and Adam. Lisa and Greg met and married at the University of Notre Dame and share a passion for Irish football. Following her undergraduate work at Notre Dame, Lisa earned a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Development from Vanderbilt University. She worked for several years in the field of Human Resources for non-profit entities including Kaiser Permanente and Vanderbilt University, specializing in recruitment and corporate training prior to “retiring” to care for her children in the home.
Today, Lisa heads a home based web design business, designing and maintaining sites for several clients. In addition to her work with CatholicMom.com, she is also employed by St. Anthony of Padua parish as webmaster for the parish and school web sites. She has done pro bono web design for Samaritan Women, a prison ministry agency and is involved in numerous community service initiatives. The Hendey family members are active parishioners at St. Anthony of Padua Parish, where Lisa serves an Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist.
As a freelance writer, Lisa is a regular contributor to Catholic Exchange, Catholic Online, and Catholic.net and countless other Internet publishers. Additionally, Lisa has written the “Tech for You” column at the Catholic Women’s Channel. Her articles have appeared in the National Catholic Register, Our Sunday Visitor, Canticle Magazine, Grapevine Magazine and Kids’ Ark Magazine.
Lisa’s most recent projects include Productivity @ Home, a blog site that examines the topic of personal productivity in the home and family environment, and the Catholic Moments Podcast, a weekly interview format program that was recently selected to be an affiliate of the highly acclaimed Star Quest Production Network (SQPN), the home of the “Best in Catholic Podcasting”. In addition, Lisa is currently filming “CatholicMom.com – Your Gateway to Faith and Family Resources on the Web”, a television program produced by KNXT-TV and the Diocese of Fresno. The show features short video segments to be aired multiple times each week that will explore faith and family resources on the Internet. Lisa can also be found blogging each week as part of the team of writers at Faith and Family Live (http://www.faithandfamilylive.com), the new and very popular web site of Faith and Family Magazine.
Lisa M. Hendey is available to speak to your group on Catholic faith, family, new media, personal productivity and healthy living topics. Lisa is domiciled in the Diocese of Fresno and has received authorization and permission from Bishop John T. Steinbock to speak both within and outside of the Diocese of Fresno.