About GLA

Global Lyme Alliance is the leading 501 (c)(3) dedicated to conquering Lyme and other tick-borne diseases through research, education and awareness. GLA has gained national prominence for funding the most urgent and promising research in the field, while expanding education and awareness programs for the general public and physicians.


GLA-funded researchers—who were the first to prove the existence of the previously disputed chronic Lyme condition—have decoded the Lyme genome, discovered how the disease can survive antibiotic therapy, and now understand far more about what makes the Lyme bacterium different than any other type of infection. Learn More

Education & Awareness

GLA offers the general public and physicians significant education and awareness initiatives, including an interactive school curriculum, a camp awareness program, and a CME-accredited medical education program for healthcare professionals. GLA’s Doctor Referral Program helps people suffering from Lyme find a doctor who is well-versed in tick-borne diseases. Learn More


GLA events range from large-scale galas, charity endurance programs, sporting events, to intimate grassroots fundraisers. There is an opportunity for everyone—sponsor, attend, organize, host, donate—to help GLA create real change in the battle against Lyme disease. Learn More


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GLA Leadership

CHAIRMAN: Robert Kobre
CEO: Scott Santarella

Members GLA Board of Directors, Uniting for a Lyme-Free World Gala, NYC October 2016
Members GLA Board of Directors, Uniting for a Lyme-Free World Gala, NYC October 2016

Executive Committee
Charles Balducci, Vice Chair
Diane Blanchard, Vice Chair
Staci Grodin, Vice Chair
Debbie Siciliano, Vice Chair
Henry Dosch, Treasurer
Fran Herzog, Secretary
Brett Kristoff
Lorrie Nadel
Ed O’Connell
Paul Ross

Board Members
Barbara Bind
Chris Corrinet
Derin Edip-Walden
Alexander Field
Jennifer Frascella
Lois Freidman
David Gerstner
Ally Hilfiger
Mark Hopwood
Julia Knox-Comeau
Lew Leone
Dr. Bruce Leuchter
Steve Martin
Dana McAvity
Karen Peetz
Norma Russo
Alyssa Sokoloff
Alexander Tisch
Janet Vaccaro
Ellen Zaroff

Global Lyme Alliance is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Tax ID is 06-1559393.