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
Doug Domenech- Secretary of Natural Resources
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
You Tube Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9VzUsOxzNs
Bob Duncan- Department of Game and Inland Fisheries; Wildlife biologist
Dr. Sam Shor (Reston)- Internal Medicine
Dr. Heather Applegate (Lansdowne)- Behavioral Healthcare Associates; Author
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
Kathleen Meyer- Mother, teacher
More information http://www.leaparizona.com/lymebasicskathymeyer.htm
Virginia Department of Health Lyme Information- Slide program (Based on IDSA/CDC theories)