While earning her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing at Saint Petersburg College, Lissa also managed to work at Suncoast Medical Clinic; juggling both it was inevitable that some balls would drop. Being a strong advocate for helping others succeed, Lissa involves herself in activities and projects that reflect her core professional beliefs. Current projects include feeding the homeless and using grant programs to advocate for patients to obtain medications they cannot afford. In addition, she has provided meals and gifts for families during the past 20 holiday seasons. Lissa’s passion for helping others was ignited when she herself was less fortunate and unable to provide gifts for her own child. Ever since then she vowed to give back.