Mission & Vision

About Us

Dr. Lisa Flowers MD

Dr. Flowers is an Associate Professor and established clinical researcher in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Emory University School of Medicine and Director of Colposcopy at Grady Memorial Hospital Cancer Center of Excellence.  Dr. Flowers is a graduate of Oberlin College in psychobiology, and received her medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.  She completed residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Magee-Women’s Hospital, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pennsylvania in 1996. 

Dr. Flowers is the Medical Director and Founder of the Spirit Foundation, a 501 3C non-profit organization in Atlanta, GA.  This organization focuses on providing human papillomavirus infection and cervical cancer education and screening across the US and on an international level.  Under Dr. Flowers, the Spirit Foundation conducted the First Annual  Cervical Cancer Walk “A Walk for Hope,” in 2009.   She orchestrated the Cervical Cancer Celebration of Life Ceremony which drew over 300 community members to learn about cervical cancer from representatives from the American Cancer Society, CDC and Emory University. 

The Spirit Foundation has received two grants from the American Cancer Society to promote HPV education and awareness to the Latino community through a community developed program called “Con Amor Aprendemos, With Love We Learn”. She had already begun to spread this program nationwide with Train the Trainer programs in progress in Georgia, South Carolina & Washington, DC.  On an international level Dr. Flowers has conducted the Train the Trainer program in Nicaragua, El Salvador and Bolivia. 

Dr. Flowers and the “SF” current fundraising efforts are in providing free Pap tests for medically underserved women and towards the educational programs geared to increasing knowledge about HPV and cervical cancer prevention.

Dr. Flowers has received several local and national awards such as Women In Government’s Presidential Leadership Award for Medicine, The Center for Black Women’s Wellness Health Trailblazer Award, Unsung Heroine Award from the Center for Women at Emory and recently in 2012 the Latino Health Excellence Award, Hispanic Health Coalition of Georgia Inc.

For more information please contact Dr. Lisa Flowers at (678) 596-3554.

 

Spirit Foundation, Inc. is a global non-profit health organization dedicated to reducing the number of people affected by HPV-related cancers globally and domestically. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia the Spirit Foundation’s initiatives are active in several US states and Latin America. Our mission is to reduce the mortality and morbidity of HPV-related diseases among diverse populations, in particular African American, Latino, refugee and rural communities in Georgia and on a global level. Since 2005, we have partnered with local, national, and international health agencies, non-profit organizations, and free health clinics to support and provide HPV educational programs and free cervical cancer screenings. We seek to ensure that the disparities in the prevalence of cervical cancer and other HPV-related cancers among low resource communities no longer exist. Our current initiatives and signature programs are: (1) HPV Uncensored Project: HPV educational program for high school students (2) Save a Life: Give A Pap Test Program at the Harriet Tubman Clinic in the Open Door Community Center for homeless women (3) Latin American Cervical Cancer Initiative: An internation program to reduce cervical cancer in Latin America (4) Con Amor Aprendemos and With Love We Learn programs in the Latino and African American faith-based communities. Our emphasis is bringing awareness about HPV related diseases and cervical cancer through innovative educational programs directed toward the entire family. Spirit Foundation, Inc. has a proven track record in educating underserved populations to promote a lifetime of good health. We are currently seeking collaborative partners to join forces with them in educating, performing research and raising awareness of cervical cancer and HPV related diseases in women and men. Please visit our contact page and let us know how you would like to be involved in reducing cervical and other HPV related cancers.