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.
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.
Debra was the founder and owner of “Hightest Kennels” located in Oroville CA, for 30 years. Highest specialized in training and breeding hunting retrievers. Her Labrador Retriever puppies were sold all over the USA. In 2008 Debra was selected as “Woman Of The Year” for the 3rd Assembly District for the State of CA for outstanding community service. She became seriously ill in 2010 with Lyme and was misdiagnosed for 3 years. Debra spent 6 years in a wheelchair seriously debilitated by Lyme. She is recovered now and has a passion for helping others suffering with the perils of misdiagnosis, lack of adequate care and information about this debilitating disease.