Lisa F. Crites is the award-winning inventor of The SHOWER SHIRT®, the only patented water-resistant protection garment for chest surgery patients to use while showering.
She now distributes TSS to post-mastectomy and general chest surgery patients all over the world, and it is available at more than 1,000 mastectomy boutiques nationwide, and a myriad of domestic and international e-commerce sites such as Amazon, Walmart, and Pink Lotus.
Lisa was a 2015 InnovateHER winner, an initiative to award inventors who create products to enrich the lives of women. She also received a 2015 Patient Innovation award from the University of Portugal School of Business & Economics, and was requested by King Sheik Mohammed, the ruler of Dubai, to present at the World Government Summit – Edge of Government exhibit in the United Arab Emirates.
A health/medical broadcast journalist, print columnist, corporate healthcare consultant, media strategist, guest speaker and obvious entrepreneur, Lisa has more than 30 years of experience in the fields of health and medical journalism, corporate communications, news issue management and media relations. Lisa consults as a broadcast media coach and works as a medical television correspondent.
Lisa travels often for speaking engagements across the country and internationally discussing The SHOWER SHIRT® and her ongoing initiatives to support breast cancer survivors and related programs. Lisa frequently guest lectures at colleges and universities across the United States discussing social entrepreneurship.
Lisa’s philanthropic work includes being a board member for the Cocoa Village Playhouse, Digital Arts for Autism, Space Coast Early Steps, and a member of the National Breast Friends Advisory Council. Also, Lisa has volunteered for the Central Florida Second Harvest Food Bank and Central Florida Homeless Coalition for the past 30 years.
Lisa earned her Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Murray State University and her MBA and a master’s degree in Digital Marketing & eCommerce from the University of Barcelona, European School of Business, in Spain.