ILADS Board of Directors
Leo J. Shea III, PhD
Dr. Shea is Clinical Associate Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine at Rusk Institute, a division of New York University Langone Health, where he is also a senior psychologist and co-director of the Family Therapy Training Program. Dr. Shea is President of Neuropsychological Evaluation and Treatment Services, with offices in New York City and Quincy, Massachusetts. His practice focuses on injuries and illnesses of the central nervous system, tick-borne diseases, forensic and medico-legal matters. Treatment modalities include individual cognitive remediation and psychotherapy, family and spousal therapy and executive life coaching. He was formally the Chairman Emeritus of the National Research Fund for Tick-borne Diseases, Inc. which funded scientific research at major medical and academic institutions.
B. Robert Mozayeni, MD
PRESIDENT - ELECT
Dr. B. Robert Mozayeni was trained in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology at Yale and at NIH. He has had pre- and post-doctoral Fellowships in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry at Yale, and also at NIH where he was a Howard Hughes Research Scholar at LMB/DCBD/NCI and later, Senior Staff Fellow at LMMB/NHLBI/NIH. He is an expert in Translational Medicine, the science and art of advancing medical science safely and efficiently. He is a Fellow of the non-profit Think Lead Innovate Foundation and is a co-founder of the Foundation for the Study of Inflammatory Diseases. He is a Founder of the Foundation for the Study of Inflammatory Diseases to crowd-source medical solutions for complex conditions using existing knowledge, diagnostic methods, and therapies to meet patient needs immediately. He is the Chief Medical Officer of Galaxy Diagnostics, LLC. And, he was recently appointed to be a Board member of the Human-Kind Alliance. Dr. Mozayeni has held admitting privileges (since 1994) on the clinical staff of Suburban Hospital, a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine and an affiliate of the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center.
Steven J. Bock, MD
Dr. Bock has been practicing the integrative treatment of tick-borne disease for more than thirty years at his offices in Rhinebeck and Albany, New York. He graduated from New York Medical College in 1971, where now serves as a clinical instructor, teaching integrative medicine. Dr. Bock is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, and has been certified in Acupuncture for thirty years. He has authored three books, lectures internationally, and recently launched a tick-borne disease consulting practice in Santa Monica, California, in addition to his East Coast practices.
Elizabeth L. Maloney, MD
Dr. Maloney is a Minnesota family physician and president of Partnership for Tick-borne Diseases Education (PTDE), a nonprofit organization which develops accredited CME courses on tick-borne diseases for physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals. PTDE also produces educational resources for the general public. Dr. Maloney graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School in 1986 and its Family Medicine residency program in 1989. She has published several papers on Lyme disease in peer-reviewed journals, and co-authored ILADS’ 2014 treatment guidelines. Both Canada Health (Canadian Health Ministry) and the UK’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence have sought her expertise on Lyme-related matters.
Samuel M. Shor, MD, FACP
IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
Dr. Shor is an Associate Clinical Professor at George Washington University in Washington, DC. Dr. Shor received his MD from Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine, and subsequently cultivated an interest in managing chronic fatigue syndrome and associated conditions, which ultimately led to his expertise in Lyme disease. Dr. Shor has presented to Congress on Lyme disease, appeared on NPR’s nationally syndicated Diane Rehm Show twice, and in 2010, was invited to serve on the Virginia Governor's Task Force on Lyme disease. Dr. Shor serves as Chair of the Loudoun County Lyme Commission, while actively pursuing clinical activity in the management of complex patients, and overseeing research and contributing to publishing in peer-reviewed literature.
Crystal Barnwell, MD
Dr. Barnwell is an integrative physician. She is the Clinical Director at the Danio Group in Atlanta, Georgia. She attended medical school at Morehouse School of Medicine. Dr. Barnwell completed an internship, then full residency training at the Emory University's Family Medicine Program, in Atlanta. She focuses her clinical expertise on the gut microbiome, autoimmune, neuro-degenerative and environmental challenges of clients with complex and chronic illnesses.
Mualla McManus, BSci(Hons) MSci, BPharm, PhD, MBA, MPSA, AACP, FPGA
Dr. McManus is a member of the Tick Borne Diseases Unit, School of Medical Sciences (Pharmacology), University of Sydney. Dr. McManus graduated from Monash University with Honours in immunology, and holds an MSci in cancer biology from University of Melbourne, a BPharm from Monash University, and a PhD in neurosciences from University of Sydney. She was a postdoctoral fellow at the Garvan Institute, Sydney. She is the founding director of the Karl McManus Foundation and Director of Gold Cross Pharmacy in Redfern NSW. As an advisor to the Chief Medical Officer of Australia, she was pivotal in the formation of the Clinical Advisory Committee on Lyme Disease. She is active in tick-borne disease research, and advocating for patients and liaising with stakeholders to better understand tick- and arthropod-borne diseases.
Andrew Petersen, DO
Dr. Petersen is the founder of WholeHealth Medical Group, an integrated medical practice with offices in Provo and West Jordan, Utah. He received his medical degree from the University of North Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2001 and did residency at a Penn State program in Altoona, Pennsylvania. His first ten years of practice were focused on rural primary care and emergency medicine, before transitioning to integrative care of chronic diseases. Dr. Petersen is a board-certified family physician. He serves as a fellow of the American Academy of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine and has completed the A4M fellowship in stem cell therapy.
Laura Stone, MD, FACOG, FAAFM
Dr. Stone has been a practicing physician for over twenty years and received her medical degree from the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York. Today Dr. Stone practices at her private practice in Alexandria, Virginia and her clinical interests include hormone replacement, adrenal and thyroid management, stress management, treatment of autoimmune disorders, chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia, diabetes management, detoxification, anti-aging medicine, mold toxicity, and vector borne illnesses. Dr. Stone has participated in several advanced educational opportunities including, the Surviving Mold conference hosted by Dr. Ritchie Shoemaker, training in Membrane Stabilization with Patricia Kane PhD, and attending the ILADS conference. Dr. Stone is a member of the Institute for Functional Medicine, A4M and the American Menopause Society.
Linda L. Williams, MD
Dr. Williams is an integrative physician and psychiatrist in the Seattle area, with a long standing interest in chronic disease and the effects of infection on the nervous system. She received her medical degree from Medical College of Pennsylvania and completed a rotating internship at Oregon Health Sciences University, as well as a residency in psychiatry. She was also a fellow in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. As a resident in 1998, Dr. Williams ran a clinic for chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia and PANDAS patients. She is Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and has been a member of ILADS since 2004, when she completed the Physician Training Program. She focuses on treating neuropsychiatric, hormonal, immunological, inflammatory and genetic syndromes.