The Lyme Center is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote awareness, education and advocacy about Lyme disease and other tick borne illnesses. Located in Northern California.

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 Slater

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.


Vice President

Debra had a personal experience with Lyme and is now fully recovered. She leads an active lifestyle and has a passion for helping others suffering with the perils of misdiagnosis, lack of adequate care and information about what can be a debilitating disease.


Michael Judson-Carr
Event Promotions, Help Line & Support Group Co-ordinator

MICHAEL has been a recording artist for A&M RECORDS ( CANADA ) , ROCKLAND RECORDS , APPLE HARVEST MUSIC , and more . INFECTED with LYME DISEASE sometime in the 1970 ‘ s , Michael has been a Costume Designer , Building Contractor , Bar Owner , Newspaper Reporter , Editor , and Newspaper Publisher , all  while struggling to live with the symptoms of  CHRONIC  LYME DISEASE INFECTION . STATEMENT FROM MICHAEL JUDSON – CARR : ” As a LYME INFECTED PATIENT , the greatest help has come from other LYME PATIENTS  who have shared their experiences , their knowledge , and their support at local  LYME PATIENT SUPPORT MEETINGS . If you are  in MEXICO , USA , CANADA , please get involved in your local LYME PATIENTS SUPPORT GROUP that is in your area . “

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