The Lyme Center Board of Directors is comprised of individuals whom are compassionate, knowledgeable and dedicated to raising awareness about Lyme disease and other tick borne illnesses.
Shelly Mariposa has been a board member since 2013. Her passion is outreach and education. Having Lyme Disease herself, she hopes to help others become more aware of the early signs and symptoms as well as prevention.
Lisa has worked with special education and at-risk children and youth for over 15 years, and most recently, in the non-profit sector advocating for people with disabilities. She has a passion for the arts, gardening/landscape design, yoga and dance. Lisa has struggled with Lyme disease for over 20 years. She is inspired to heal her body/mind/spirit through movement and lives by the motto, “I live in appreciation for all of the little things in my life; getting out of bed, laughing with good friends, practicing yoga or going on bike rides. I focus on what I can do, instead of what I can’t”.
Sue is a retired Clinical Social Worker. She intended to work well into her 80’s but due to the effects of Lyme Disease took an early retirement in 2010. Sue contracted Lyme Disease and a number of co-infections while camping during the summer of 2005. She was ill for three years before her primary care doctor helped find the cause of her health decline. Raising awareness about tick borne illnesses is important to Sue. She wants everyone to know that a tick might make you sick. For fun Sue enjoys family, reading, gardening, live music events, and recently, after years of being “on the couch” taught herself to knit. Sue is grateful for the opportunity to work with The Lyme Center.
Vanessa has worked in women’s health care for over 25 years. She built her own house and has lived in the woods for 40 years. She loves being outside and gardening. Vanessa got involved with The Lyme Center through the love of a very dear friend that has Lyme Disease.