Operation Surprise Attack was born from my love for children. Soon after my nephew was born with spina bifida, I saw a news report about a little boy in Michigan who received thousands of cards and gifts from all over the world. He passed away right before Christmas and his entire community got involved to make his last days his very best days.
This act of pure kindness touched my heart in a way that was never expected. Now that I had a nephew who was facing many hospital visits, tests, surgeries and therapy, I decided to make sure that children like him would be encouraged to never give up in their fight.
— Lisa Fulton | Founder, President
Meet Our Board
Founder & President
Lisa attended the Victory Bible Institute in Tulsa, Oklahoma with a focus on mission work. This work took her abroad where she had the opportunity to live in Guatemala and the Philippines, servicing children of all ages. She continued working with children as a Professional Nanny for more than 20 years.
Dr. Davina Jones
Dr. Davina Jones is the Provost of Pasco-Hernando State College Porter Campus in Wesley Chapel, Florida, Special Assistant to the President for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, and board member for Advent Hospital Wesley Chapel. She is a 27-year veteran college professor in Communication Studies and the former Program Director for the Master of Arts in Media & Communications at Adler University in Chicago, Illinois.
She is a proud graduate of both Bethune-Cookman University and Bowling Green State University, and is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Dr. Jones is a native of Tampa, FL, and is a proud second mommy to her great niece, and a dedicated Auntie to her many other nieces and nephews.
Kevin Strayer is the Internal Audit Manager at Directions Credit Union. He is a certified credit Union Internal Auditor, and has a Bachelor degree of Business Accounting from the University of Toledo. Kevin volunteers for many events that Directions Credit Union does in the community and has been a long time Board Member of Bethel Assembly of God in Perrysburg currently volunteering as a financial consultant assisting in the financial management and reporting for the church.
Kevin also volunteers his time at 2 local theatre groups with his wife Tanya of 30+ years. They have 3 adult children and are currently raising their nephew who is 12.
Community Outreach Coordinator
Mr. Crosby is a Former National Basketball Association Player with the Kansas City Kings.
Born and raised in the City of Toledo Ohio Terry is most recognized as possibly the Best 2 Sport Basketball and Football Athlete in the History of City of Toledo Athletics. Terry’s Devilbiss High School Basketball and Football Jerseys were the very first to be Retired in the History of Toledo Athletics.
Terry attended the University of Tennessee Knoxville on a Full Basketball Scholarship and earned his BA Degree in Sociology. After Graduating from the University of Tennessee Terry went on to play Professional Basketball for 17 Years in Great Britain..Vichy France..Geneva Switzerland and Florence Italy where he Broke a number of Records including a 73 Point Performance that Landed him in the World Genuis Book of Records. Terry also earned a second BA from the University of Manchester (UK) in Community and Youth Work Studies.
Always the Love of People and Community throughout his Professional Career Terry worked as a Youth Service Manager..Certified Mental Health and Well-being Professional..Youth Offending Mentor and Host of several Terry Crosby Youth Basketball Camps. Currently Terry’s Love for People and Community continues in his job as a Community Ambassador for the Taylor Automotive Family. Terry also sits on several Local Boards and currently a active Board Member for Operation Surprise Attack.
Melissa has a Bachelors Degree in Sociology from Bowling Green State University and plays an active role in Operation Surprise Attack’s card launches. She serves as the liaison between the schools and organizations that provide cards and donations to the wonderful kids that OSA sponsors. During her time on the board she served in various roles such as Support Coordinator and Grant Coordinator. She also helped plan several large fundraisers for the organization that aided in providing therapy and equipment to the children they serve.
Melissa has a passion for helping children and families struggling to overcome adversity. She previously served as a founding board member for NWO Apraxia Support, a local 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to helping children battling invisible disabilities.
Operation Surprise Attack unites with compassionate individuals, local communities and dedicated corporate partners to extend heartfelt well-wishes through cards and gifts to children who are bravely battling severe or rare health challenges. Our mission is to inspire and provide encouragement and support on their journey to improved health.