What we do

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Our mission

Nearly 30 years ago, a proper diagnosis and antibiotic treatment saved the life of Project Lyme founder, Heather Hearst. Decades later, the patients she meets with and hears about are still fighting a silent battle. Focused on prevention and early diagnosis, Project Lyme, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is putting a spotlight on Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses. Together, let’s create a dialogue that makes Lyme disease awareness commonplace.

Our team

Heather Hearst


Marta Ferro

Strategic Development

Julie Parrino

Strategic Development

Michelle Murphy

Social Media Coordinator

Board of Directors

Ally Hilfiger -
Board Member
Bob Forster -
Board Member
Carla Gervasio Nugent -
Board Member
David Roth -
Board Member
Drew Goldman -
Board Member
Heather Hearst -
Jill Levy-Fisch -
Board Member
Jennifer Weis -
Nan Kurzman -

Professional Advisory Board

Holly Ahern, MS MT(ASCP) -
Associate Professor of Microbiology, SUNY Adirondack
Dr. Elena Frid, M.D., ABPN, ABCN -
Pediatric and Adult Neuro-Lyme Specialist
Dr. Nevena Zubcevik, D.O., MSPT -
Clinical Co-Director at The Dean Center for Tick Borne Illness: Spaulding Rehabilitation Network

The Professional Advisory Board is comprised of the most experienced and knowledgeable professionals in the field. They are committed to advise and assist Project Lyme with scientific and clinical programs.

Join us

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Working together to end suffering
“I had to think bigger than my own disease and arm parents and kids with info to help stop this growing wave”
Heather Hearst, Founder Project Lyme