Dr. Kenneth Liegner
Honorary Speaker

Dr. Kenneth Liegner is a Board Certified Internist with additional training in Pathology and Critical Care Medicine, practicing in Pawling, New York. He has been actively involved in diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease and related disorders since 1988. He has published articles on Lyme disease in peer-reviewed scientific journals and has presented poster abstracts and talks at national and international conferences on Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases. He is the author of In the Crucible of Chronic Lyme Disease, a documentational history of the struggle to characterize the nature of Lyme disease in the late 20th and early 21st centuries.

He has cared for many persons seriously ill with chronic and neurologic Lyme disease. His work has focused on the serious morbidity and (occasional) mortality that can eventuate from this aspect of the illness. He has emphasized the urgent need for widespread clinical availability of improved methods of diagnostic testing and for development of improved methods of treatment for Lyme disease in all its stages. He holds the first United States patent issued proposing application of acaricide to deer for area-wide control of deer-tick populations as a means of reducing the incidence of Lyme disease.

Dr. Daniel Cameron

Dr. Daniel Cameron graduated with a degree in Medicine and Epidemiology from the University of Minnesota as well as completing residencies at Beth Israel Medical Center and Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in New York. He works in a private medical practice in Mt. Kisco, New York. He is a pioneer in Lyme disease as an author of practice guidelines, analytic reviews, and clinical trials. Dr. Cameron is widely recognized for conducting epidemiologic research while practicing medicine. He is a past president of The International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society. (ILADS)

Dr. Elena Frid

Dr. Elena Frid is a Board Certified NYC Neurologist and Clinical Neurophysiologist, with a clinical focus in Autoimmune Disorders and Neuro-Lyme conditions. Dr. Frid is investigating diagnostician, adviser, and treatment strategist to patients suffering from Lyme disease and associated co-infections.

Pioneering the field of Autoimmune Neurology, she often sees patients (children and adults) with complex cases of Lyme disease and co-infections resulting in multiple neurological complaints. Dr. Frid uses innovative diagnostic methods and treatment strategies for a wide array of complex neuro-Lyme manifestations which often mimic other illnesses (including MS, ADHD, Autism, PANS/PANDAS, Arthritis, Alzheimer’s, Parkinsons, and many more).

Her many areas of expertise are: General Neurology, Headaches & Migraines, Autoimmune Neurology, Neuropsychiatric and Neurodegenerative Disorders. Her knowledge has been sought by patients from all over the United States, as well as Canada, England, Germany, Spain, and Australia.

She is one of the most experienced and unique Lyme doctors in the field, due to her background in Autoimmune Neurology, with heavy focus on diagnostic methodology, clinical expertise in neurology and psychiatry, and treatment therapy encompassing western and eastern medicine.

Dr. Elena Frid has committed her time to bring awareness of Lyme disease to medical colleagues, patients and families across the United States Dr. Frid seats on the ProjectLyme.org’s medical advisory board, is an ILADS member and speaker, as well as contributes her time educating people through social media, medical publications, and community “Call to Action” speaking engagements.

Dr. Neil Spector

Dr. Neil Spector, MD, one of the country’s top oncologists and a cancer researcher at Duke University School of Medicine, describes his painful near-death experience with Lyme disease in the recently published memoir, Gone in A Heartbeat: A Physician’s Search for True Healing (2015). He speaks with candor and a unique perspective as a medical professional struggling to be heard by his own doctors. Uncertain when he was infected, Dr. Spector first began having health issues, including arrhythmia and arthritis pain in the early 1990s, but despite being native to a highly endemic area for Lyme, it took many more years to have a positive diagnosis for the disease. The diagnosis was confirmed in 1997 and Dr. Spector received three months of intravenous antibiotics, but was left with a severely weakened heart.  It took almost 12 more years until he received a life-saving heart transplant for Dr. Spector to begin restoring his health and the damage done to his body by the disease. His interview about his experience with Lyme disease was recently featured in the Fox 25 prime time, TV documentary, Lyme & Reason.

Dr. Steven Phillips

Steven E. Phillips, MD, is a Yale-trained physician specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease and other zoonotic infections. Dr. Phillips began private practice in 1996 in Connecticut, one of the most Lyme endemic states in country. His accomplishments include: Being well published in the medical literature on the topic of Lyme disease; having lectured at numerous continuing medical education approved scientific conferences; having provided, by invitation only, testimony for the states of Connecticut, New York, Rhode Island, & Vermont as a Lyme disease expert at their respective state hearings; and being a past president of The International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society.(ILADS) His interview about Lyme disease was recently featured in the Fox 25 prime time, TV documentary, Lyme & Reason.

Dr. Alexis Chesney

Alexis Chesney MS, ND, LAc is a naturopathic physician and acupuncturist specializing in Lyme disease and other tick-borne illness. Originally from New York, Dr. Alexis Chesney received a BA from Holy Cross College in Worcester, MA. She earned a Masters in Science in acupuncture from the University of Bridgeport Acupuncture Institute and a doctorate in naturopathic medicine from the University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine in Connecticut. With five of her colleagues from across the nation, she founded the Naturopathic Medical Student Association, which is a recipient of the AANP President’s Award. Naturopathic residency brought Alexis to Vermont, where she has continued to work with a team of integrative practitioners at Sojourns Community Health Clinic, in Westminster. The majority of her practice entails the treatment of Lyme disease, other tick-borne illness and Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS). Passionate about Lyme education to the public and health care professionals in the Northeast, she trained with Richard Horowitz, MD of Hyde Park, New York. She also has a private practice in Northampton, MA. Dr. Chesney is a member of the Vermont Association of Naturopathic Physicians (VANP) and the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS). She is also the Chair of the ILADS Naturopathic Committee. Dr. Chesney has been featured as an expert on tick-borne illness at various conferences, on local talk radio and in numerous news publications. She enjoys exploring the outdoors, doing yoga, meditation, playing ice hockey and tennis.

Dr. Uma Dhanabalan

Dr. Dhanabalan is a highly respected physician trained in Family Medicine and Occupational & Environmental Medicine. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians and a Diplomate Certified in Cannabis Medicine.

She received her medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. She did her Family Practice Residency at the Medical University of South Carolina. At the Harvard School of Public Health she earned her Master’s Degree in Public Health and completed her Occupational & Environmental Medicine Residency and Fellowship in heavy metals.

Dr. Dhanabalan is the Founder/CEO of Global Health & Hygiene Solutions., LLC whose mission is to promote wellness and prevent illness. She currently practices at Uplifting Health and Wellness in Natick, MA. She is dedicated to “Educating, Embracing, and Empowering” her patients while promoting cannabis as a treatment option. Dr. Dhanabalan practices Total Health Care (TotalHealthCareTHC.com) and believes that “Cannabis is not an entrance drug, it is an exit drug from pharmaceuticals and narcotics”.

Dr. Lee Cowden

William Lee Cowden, MD, MD(H), is Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board and Professor of the Academy of Comprehensive Integrative Medicine (www.acimconnect.com) of Panama and the Chairman of the Medical Advisory Board of Global WellnessCare Centers. He is a USA board-certified cardiologist & internist who is internationally known for his knowledge & skill in practicing & teaching integrative medicine. He has pioneered successful integrative treatments for cancer, Lyme disease, atherosclerosis, cardiomyopathy, autism and various other neurological conditions, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, silicone implant disease and many other illnesses. He has co-authored 6 books: 1)An Alternative Medicine Definitive Guide to Cancer (1997), 2)Cancer Diagnosis: What To Do Next (2000), 3)Longevity, An Alternative Medicine Definitive Guide (2001), 4)Create A Toxin-Free Body & Home (2014), 5)Foods That Fit a Unique You (2014), 6)BioEnergetic Tools for Wellness…(2014), and has contributed to several other books and publications.

Bob Giguere

Mr. Giguere has spent the majority of his career dealing with clinical laboratory medicine in the esoteric fields of genetics, endocrinology, and immunology. He completed his undergraduate study at Providence College and later, received his molecular biology training at MIT.  Since starting his laboratory career in the early 1980’s at Nichols Institute in California, he has been a director at a number of nationally recognized esoteric clinical laboratories, including the molecular laboratory Collaborative Research Inc.and Repromedix, Inc., in greater Boston. Additionally, he was a  COO & Senior Vice President at Boston Biomedical Clinical Laboratory during the 1990’s. He has been the Director of Sales at IGeneX, Inc. for eleven years.

Jenny Rush

Jenny Rush, founder of Lymethriving, has made it her mission in life to offer emotional support to patients dealing with chronic TBD’s. After a number of years of dealing with chronic Lyme disease, and at the depth of her illness, Jenny had a deep realization that shifted her experience of illness and subsequently, her entire life. This shift facilitated using the emotional experiences provoked by illness to heal at a deep level, allowing peace and contentment to thrive, despite the circumstances of her life. Ultimately her wellness was fully restored. Without question, this internal work was a powerful force in her physical healing process.

Jenny now shares her experience, insights and tools with others through group teleconference calls, retreats, speaking engagements and one-on-one coaching. You can find out more details on LymeThriving.com. The web site and it’s offerings are an invitation to explore beneath illness, beneath suffering, to discover the wonder of who you truly are, to realize peace despite the symptoms of Lyme Disease or any other chronic illness, and to bring that peace into your body and mind to support healing on all levels.

Alan Grazioso

Alan is an Emmy Award winning filmmaker who’s traveled around the world (35 countries, 5 continents) over the last 20 years producing nonfiction films for PBS, BBC, Oxfam, Save the Children, Travel Channel, History Channel and others. In 2013 he was bitten by a tick in the woods of Maryland (near Camp David) and was diagnosed with Lyme disease after being rushed to the ER. He was initially treated conventionally and then after some time odd symptoms appeared which led him to explore alternative treatment approaches. This experience led him to study Lyme. Soon he realized the vastness of the Lyme problem and its impact on public health and wanted to do something to help. In 2015 Alan opened a wellness practice in the Lexington Medical Building in the historic center of Lexington (MA) in which he specializes in Lyme cases. He practices Biomagnetic Pair Therapy (also referred to as Biomagnetism, Biomagnetic Therapy or BMT). Biomagnetic Therapy is an alternative holistic modality that emerged from MD’s treating HIV patients in Latin America over 27 years ago. BMT utilizes pairs of magnets of various sizes and strengths to balance the body with a goal to address the root cause of symptoms. Grazioso is a graduate of Northeastern University. He’s a Goiz Institute certified practitioner and is currently completing the Advanced Certification Program of the Lyme Magnetic Protocol at the Integrative Wellness in Woodstock, Vermont.

Alan’s mission for this talk is to help increase public awareness of Biomagnetic Therapy and its effectiveness in treating symptoms of Lyme disease.

David Larson

David Larson is President and Founder of Results RNA. Results RNA is an innovative biopharmaceutical research firm headquartered in Utah. Having achieved monumental scientific breakthroughs with the advent of Advanced Cellular Intra-oral Sprays; Results RNA products provide significant health benefits to patients throughout the world.

Advanced Cellular Technology delivers the power of each ingredient in the most effective manner possible; achieving maximum results without stomach discomfort or side effects. The Intra-oral sprays are immediately absorbed, simple to take, and have a pleasant taste supporting maximum patient compliance and superior outcomes.

Nina Venturella

Nina has been a nutritionist, instructor and personal trainer for over 20 years. In her career, she struggled with clients improving, but not resolving core health issues. Realizing that she could achieve greater results, not only by “putting good stuff in” but at the same time “getting bad stuff out”, Nina began her studies in detoxification. With a focus on the lymphatic system, the primary location where toxins are stored in the body, Nina has been given a unique gift called X’Tract: X – CANCEL, T – TOXIC, R – RELEASE, A – ACCELERATED, C – CELLULAR, T – TRANSFORMATION. Because of the amazing and miraculous results from the X’Tract technique, many of her clients believe this process is a unique modality that is meant for almost everyone.

Mary Sullivan

Mary Sullivan MS, KRM, AYS is a writer, teacher and researcher by education and experience. Mary helps people identify and implement daily practices, habits and paradigms that build their wellness and resiliency. She writes and teaches classes on lifestyle medicine for people with Lyme disease and other chronic illnesses. Mary began Dare to Self Care in 2013, as an outlet to help others. Mary blogs at DaretoSelfCare.com, tweets at @Maryd2selfcare and is in community on Facebook at DaretoSelfCare.com.

Dr. Nancy Fox

Nancy Fox, Ed.D, Founder of Decisive Action Solutions is a Life Strategist, Author and Speaker. She is known as a “Decisive Woman” who works with businesses, organizations and individuals to empower their employees, their volunteers and themselves to face challenges as opportunities and provide extraordinary service.

Dr. Nancy Fox has authored and published the best-selling book, Decisive Women. She is now a sought-after radio guest, appearing on ABC and Fox News.

She is a speaker for small businesses, corporations, and women’s groups. And she is also a credited advocate for children and Lyme disease with her philanthropic work writing educational literature to promote Lyme disease awareness. Sharing her life lessons and feeling the pain of others simply by looking into their eyes was the foundation of Decisive Action Solutions.

Lori Dennis, MA, R.P.

Lori Dennis, MA is a Registered Psychotherapist in Private Practice in Toronto and author of Lyme Madness, named the #1 New Release in Immune System Health on Amazon. Ever since her adult son fell ill in the fall of 2012, her only focus has been to help him get well. Little did she know at the start of this medical odyssey just how deep and unending this rabbit hole would be. While helping her son navigate his medical journey from “no answers” to continued recovery, she was determined to write this book to help others navigate this long and arduous path from illness to wellness—the overwhelming and complicated trek that comes with having chronic Lyme disease. She was also determined to provide a platform for other Lyme sufferers to have their voices heard in an effort to end the madness. A madness where millions are suffering around the globe while mainstream medicine continues to turn its back on the sick and infirm. 
 
Lori is a member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, the Ontario Society of Psychotherapists, and the Ontario Association of Consultants, Counselors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists. In her full time Talk Therapy practice, Lori addresses a broad spectrum of mental health concerns. She also supports Lyme sufferers in her daily work. This year, she will be doing a speaking tour bringing the realities of Lyme Madness to communities across North America. Her next project is to create a a series of webinars and a handbook entitled The Lyme Literate Therapist for her professional colleagues. 

Katina Makris

Katina I. Makris, CCH, CIH has worked in natural health care for 30+ years as a Certified Homeopath and Intuitive Healer. Award winning author, Inspirational Speaker, renowned host of “Lyme Light Radio,” former newspaper health columnist, and past board member of  The Council for Homeopathic Certification, Katina is a Keynote Speaker of the famed, Ticked OFF Music Fests. She travels the world offering healing skills and hope in the midst of an exploding public health care crisis. Currently, she is on an international tour with her timely memoir and Lyme guide, Out of the Woods, Healing Lyme Disease, Body, Mind & Spirit, an award finalist for Best Book in Alternative Health with USA Book News as well as her new release, Autoimmune Illness & Lyme Disease Recovery Guide, Mending Body, Mind & Spirit. Katina is a graduate of Duke University and The Stillpoint School of Integrative Life Healing.

George Popovici

Angels are all around us, reaching out to offer comfort, guidance, and hope. For George Popovici, an award-winning safety engineer who had it all in the prime of his life, people who appeared in his life as angels offered him hope in the midst of his despair as he searched for answers to a mysterious illness that had ripped away the perfect health he’d enjoyed all of his life.

After a desperate eight-year search to find out why he had fallen so ill, George finally discovered after seeing 42 physicians that he was suffering from late-stage Lyme Disease, often mis-diagnosed as ALS, Multiple sclerosis or chronic fatigue syndrome. He sought out the famous Maureen Hancock, who told him that there was a purpose behind his illness: he was to bring together stories of hope and healing to inspire people who are desperate and ready to give up hope. He realized that his illness was part of God’s plan to encourage him to reach out to others who were in need of help.

Angels Walking with Us tells the story of George’s 8-year multi-physician search to understand why his physical state had degenerated so quickly when he had been so healthy all his life, and goes on to offer stories about divine interventions, miracles, and phenomenal healings from the many people who gave him hope over the course of his illness.