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


Holly Ahern

Associate Professor of

Kandice Cota

Creative Director

William Wayland

Campaign Manager

Marta Ferro

Strategic Development

Julie Parrino

Strategic Development

Tom Gorton

Art Director

Delphine Wibaux

Senior Designer

Jackie Hayes


Laure Thibaut

Campaign Strategist

Austin Rysyk

Production Coordinator

Durga Rathi


Michelle Murphy

Social Media Coordinator

Andrew Tabit

Development Manager

Klim Trakht


Board of Directors

Jeff Nugent -
Heather Hearst -
Dan Bookham -
Paul Cavalli -
Ally Hilfiger -
Board Member
Carla Nugent -
Board Member
Robin Reibel -
Board Member
Suzanne Kahn -
Board Member

Professional Advisory Board

Holly Ahern, MS MT(ASCP) -
Associate Professor of Microbiology, SUNY Adirondack
Dr. Elana 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