International Lyme And Associated Diseases Society
Leaders in Lyme Disease Education and Training

ILADEF Officers & Directors

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Leo J. Shea, III, PhD

President
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Leo J. Shea III, Ph.D. is Clinical Associate Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine at Rusk Institute, a division of the New York University-Langone Medical Center. Dr. Shea is also President of Neuropsychological Evaluation and Treatment Services, P.C. with offices in New York City and Quincy, Massachusetts. His practice focuses on tick-borne diseases, traumatic brain injury, chronic illness and trauma and provides cognitive remediation and psychotherapy to individuals and families. He is Chairman Emeritus of the National Research Fund for Tick-borne Diseases, Inc. which funds scientific research at major medical and academic institutions. He also serves on the Scientific and Community Advisory Board for the study of Lyme disease at Stanford University Medical Center. www.LeoShea.com.
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Ron Wilson, MD

Secretary
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Carsten Nicolaus, MD, PhD

Treasurer
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Kristine Gedroic, MD

Director
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Leona Gilbert, PhD

Director
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Dr. Leona Gilbert, Ph.D., is Docent Associate Professor in Cell and Molecular Biology at the Department of Biological and Environmental Science at the University of Jyväskylä Finland.
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Marianne J. Middelveen, MDes

Director
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Marianne J. Middelveen, MDes ​is a microbiologist currently specializing in Veterinary Microbiology. She has a degree in microbiology from the University of Central Florida and post-graduate degrees in Microbial, Biochemical, and Environmental Sciences from Georgia State University and the University of Calgary. She has done research at the Amazon Center for Research and Control of Tropical Diseases and the Institute for Tropical Medicine in Venezuela, at Georgia State University and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and at the University of Calgary. At present, she is collaborating on several Lyme-related projects, including the association of Lyme disease with Morgellons disease.
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Raphael B. Stricker, MD

Director