Task Force Members

Lyme Connection is a working task force committed to eradicating tick-borne diseases and supporting patients and their families. We are fortunate to have many patients as members. Their commitment to community health and understanding of the unique nature of tick-borne diseases makes their contributions to our group invaluable.

In addition to the task force, which meets monthly, we are honored to have an ever-growing team of advisors including physicians, naturopaths, researchers, mental health practitioners, health advocates, educators, and business professionals who are equally committed to improving the health of our community and the lives of Lyme disease patients and their families. These devoted individuals often donate their time as speakers for the many patient and professional events sponsored by Lyme Connection.

Members
Karen Gaudian, Chair

Marie Benedetto

Rich Braaten 

Melissa Cunningham

Paula Curry

Janet Jemmott, Newsletter Editor

Katy Reid Notaro, M.S.

John Papa

Dr. Steven Phillips, MD

Mary Powers

Jennifer Reid, BLAST Prevention Program

Francis Ryan

Stacey Schibli

Nancy Whyte-Olay

Elena Zajac

Advisors

Christel Autuori, MA, Certified Integrative Health Coach & Adjunct Professor, Western Connecticut State University
Sandy Berenbaum, LCSW, BCD
Dr. Deb Bossio, MD Naturopathic Physician 
Betsy Brand, Owner, Brandmark Studios 
Edward L. Briggs, MPH, MS, RS, Director of Health, Town of Ridgefield
Dr. Rosanne Capanna Hodge, Ed.D., BCN 
Tanya Kory, MPH, CHES, Wellness Program Manager,Premise Health
Dr. Judith G. Leventhal, Ph.D
Rudy Marconi, First Selectman, Town of Ridgefield
Dr. Sheila M. Statlander, Ph.D
Deni Weber, MA, LPC