Task Force Info

For latest updates on the Virginia Lyme Disease Task Force meetings* click here.

*Note- information about the meetings has been coming to us at the last minute. It is often incomplete, confusing and has not always been accurate. We suggest you contact the people listed on the press releases and/or the Governor's office to verify the accuracy of the information before making a trip to attend the meetings.

For dates, times and location of upcoming Task Force meetings you can also check the official Commonwealth Calendar, however, please note the information has not always been posted on the calendar.


The Task Force meetings will not be broadcast live online, but a written record of the meetings will be available. [Update 2/24/2011- To date, repeated requests for the written records have not been forthcoming.]

Task Force Members

Matt Cobb (Task Force Organizer)- Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Resources

Mike Ferris- Chairman of Task Force; Attorney; Chancellor at Patrick Henry College

Dr. Bill Hazel- Secretary of Health and Human Resources; American Medical Association Board of Trustees; Speaker and President of the Medical Society of Virginia; Residency- Mayo Clinic

Information http://www.hhr.virginia.gov/Staff/bio.cfm

Doug Domenech- Secretary of Natural Resources

Information http://www.naturalresources.virginia.gov/

Bio http://www.naturalresources.virginia.gov/Staff/bio.cfm

Dr. Keri Hall (Richmond)- Director of Epidemiology Virginia Department of Health

Office of Epidemiology http://www.vdh.state.va.us/epidemiology/

In the news http://www.roanoke.com/news/roanoke/wb/249149

Dr. Dianne Reynolds Cane- Director Department of Health Professions; first African American woman President of the Virginia Board of Medicine; Williamson Institute Health Law Fellow

Appointment http://www.governor.virginia.gov/news/viewRelease.cfm?id=133

You Tube Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9VzUsOxzNs

Bob Duncan- Department of Game and Inland Fisheries; Wildlife biologist

Appointment http://www.governor.virginia.gov/news/viewRelease.cfm?id=133


MSV Representative

Dr. Sam Shor (Reston)- Internal Medicine

Information http://secure.intmednova.com/portal/About+Us/default.aspx

Dr. Heather Applegate (Lansdowne)- Behavioral Healthcare Associates; Author

Information http://www.ashburnpsychologist.com/

Dr. Rand Wachsstock- Cofounder Radiocat (veterinary practice exclusively dedicated to care/treatment of feline hyperthyroidism); owner Regional Veterinary Referral Center; former teacher at University of Illinois and Yale University

Monte Skall (McLean)- National Capital Lyme and Tick Borne Disease Support Group

Lisa Strucko- Leesburg Pharmacy, Pharmacist

Information http://www.pharmacytimes.com/Next-Generation-Pharmacist/pharmacy/PatientAdvocateFinalists-2010

Kathleen Meyer- Mother, teacher

Information http://hausfeldaboutlyme.wordpress.com/2010/10/09/basic-biology-of-lyme-paper-by-kathy-meyer-from-moms-group-fairfax/

More information http://www.leaparizona.com/lymebasicskathymeyer.htm


Virginia Department of Health Lyme Information- Slide program (Based on IDSA/CDC theories)