Lisa is a lifelong resident of the Tulsa area, has been a C-6,7 quadriplegic for almost 19 years. The first week of her senior year in high school she suffered a spinal cord injury from a car wreck that left her paralyzed from the chest down. Fortunately, with the help of many talented
physical and occupational therapists, nurses, and caregivers, Lisa has been able to thrive in working towards independence. She was able to finish high school and has taken classes at the University of Tulsa in the area of Management Information Systems among others in the business college. Over the years, Lisa has had the opportunity to assist in educating high school, nursing, physical therapy, and occupational therapy students on the realities of living with spinal cord injuries.
Janice West is a retired Registered Nurse with a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Oklahoma. Janice worked for Saint Francis Hospital for over 30 years and enjoyed connecting individuals with tools and resources for promotion of wellness and quality of life. As a former trauma and surgical Case Manager,
Janice has had the opportunity to see amazing outcomes from the collective support provided to patients by family, friends, community, faith, and philanthropic organizations. Janice is a 2016 founding Push Push Pray board member.