Purpose and Status

The Lyme Disease Society is a volunteer group dedicated to advocacy on Lyme disease and other Tick-borne diseases education, prevention, research and patient issues.  The Lyme Disease Society is not a fundraising organization, fundraising charity, or corporation, and we do not accept donations for our activities.  All expenses and activities are personally financed.  All work is done on a total volunteer basis.  Since many Lyme disease and tick-borne diseases fundraising organizations already exist, we do not want to dilute the community's fundraising efforts and private research.  Lyme Disease Society is based in Pennsylvania and was founded in the year 2000.


In Memoriam, Executive Director Mary Halinski (1961-2013)

The Lyme Disease Society's Executive Director from 2000-2013 was Mary Halinski.  Mary was co-founder of the Society and had a distinguished background and education in the scientific field.


The Lyme Disease Society's Director is Luke Halinski.  Luke is co-founder of the Society, and he has extensive knowledge and experience in advocacy.

Medical Advisor

The Lyme Disease Society's Medical Advisor is Dr. Lesley Fein.  Dr. Fein is a nationally recognized expert on Lyme and tick-borne diseases.  The Medical Advisor advises the Lyme Disease Society on clinical and medical issues. 

Click here for Dr. Fein's biography