New York: Empire State Lyme Disease Association


Empire State Lyme Disease Association

Within these groups across the United States and other countries, there are fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, sons, daughters and so forth. As Dr. Jemsek states, “sooner or later” your family will be affected by this growing disease and you, too, will be trying to make a difference.

“In the Lymelight” ~ Empire State Lyme Disease Association

“Empire State Lyme Disease Association, Inc. is a non-for-profit 501(c)3 organization incorporated in New York State.

Our mission is advocacy, education of the public, education of health care professionals and Lyme and associated disease research. Empire State is based in Manorville, NY and is active in local, state, and national issues. There is a desperate need for public awareness of tick-borne illnesses.

Our goal is to prevent chronic tick-borne diseases, by education about prevention which includes crucial early diagnosis and by promoting a quality of health care that needs to be provided to patients with both early and chronic tick-borne diseases.

We are dedicated to helping and supporting people suffering from Lyme and associated tick-borne diseases.

Empire State Lyme Disease Association wants to thank the many people involved with making previous years of advocacy successful.

We are also looking forward to much future work that will continue to raise awareness of Lyme disease.”

They hold monthly meetings in various locations. Please email for more information. If you would like to join them as a member, please go to Empire State LDA Membership to sign up.

Board Members: Honorary Board Member, Senator Chuck Schumer; Members Emeriti , Judy and David Merritt. Executive Board: President, Eva Haughie; Vice President , Bennetta Dosiak; Secretary-Treasurer, Kathie Governale. Board of Directors: Medical Advisors, Dr. George Ruggiero; Anna Satalino, Jerry Simmons. Board Members: Barbara Moss, Phyllis Gross, Karen MacDonald, Linda McAllister, Robert F. Salat, and Trisha Varas. Acting Vice President, Karen Hassan; Science Advisor, Alita Lyons; Professor Holly Ahern. Advisors: Colleen Nicholson, Rick Mazarakis, and Rosemary Marksky. (As listed on website January 2012)

Go to their website address for more information.

Lyme-Aware is an independent organization and has no affiliation with this organization or individual.


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