Lisa Saunders Lisa Saunders, a former licensed in-home child care provider, was unaware she was putting her pregnancy with Elizabeth at increased risk for cytomegalovirus or CMV by professional caring for toddlers in her home and volunteering on weekends in her church nursery. She was also the mother of a toddler and unaware of the importance of refraining from sharing cups and food with her. Her daughter Elizabeth was born with a severely damaged brain from congenital CMV in 1989 and died at 16 during a seizure in 2006. In 2015, Lisa was instrumental in helping Connecticut become the second state in the U.S. to pass a law requiring newborns who fail their hearing screen to be tested for CMV. She educates the public about CMV prevention through books, articles and public speaking, and is currently working to ensure all child care providers learn of their occupational hazard for CMV. She is the leader of the Child Care Providers Education Committee with the National CMV Foundation and is the parent representative of the Congenital Cytomegalovirus Foundation.