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.

Lisa Sun

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 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.


Michael Judson-Carr
Board Member

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 . “

Debra Folsom
Board Member

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.


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