About Us


Southern Tier LYME Support, Inc. was created to provide education and awareness about Lyme and tick-borne diseases. We do this through a yearly conference where highly peer-reviewed Lyme literate medical doctors speak to medical professionals, patients, family and researchers. We are a 100% volunteer organization and we rely on the generous support of our community, business partners, donors and support group members.  (A 501(c)(3) not for profit organization – We are a 100% volunteer administered charity, and all proceeds will be used for education, awareness and prevention of lyme and tick-borne diseases​)


  • Margaret Leone-Smith

Board of Directors

  • Peter Baumann
  • Maggie Whitaker
    Vice President
  • Jerry Bignoli
  • Jean Ann Redman
  • Cary Najarian
  • Amy Bennett
  • Laurie Tebbe
  • Robert Dempsey
  • Louis Panigrosso
  • Nick Libous


Southern Tier Lyme Support, Inc., and the website www.southerntierlymesupport.org were created as a resource for people interested in Lyme Disease and Tick-Borne Illnesses. The content provided is for informational purposes only, and the information should not be taken as medical advice. Southern Tier Lyme Support, Inc. DOES NOT give medical advice. Links to other sites are to assist in research and the information found on those sites is the opinion of those who publish the sites and is not necessarily that of Southern Tier Lyme Support, Inc. Southern Tier Lyme Support, Inc. DOES NOT endorse products or services. It is your responsibility to assess the information provided on this website for accuracy and completeness. By your use of this site, you agree to release and hold harmless Southern Tier Lyme Support, Inc. for any loss or damage sustained by you, resulting from information obtained from this site.