Founding Partners

Skall Monte Skall, Executive Director, National Capital Lyme Disease Association
Monte Skall is one of the founding partners and Executive Director of the National Capital Lyme Disease Association (NatCapLyme). Monte has had Lyme for over 20 years and has devoted the latter part of her life to helping Lyme disease patients and their families. She is a frequent speaker at area events and associations on the topic of Lyme disease, prevention, and treatment options. Before she was bitten and began dealing with this devastating disease, Monte
was an artist/painter, educator, and art gallery owner. In 2001, she and Lyme patients founded NatCapLyme and under her leadership and guidance NatCapLyme has grown to a membership of 3,000 people. Monte has been its support group facilitator at Sibley Hospital in Washington D.C. since 2001, helping patients and families cope with Lyme and tick-borne diseases. Learn More >
Lobes Linda Lobes, Michigan Lyme Disease Association
Linda Lobes contracted Lyme in 1989 and was diagnosed in 1992. Linda has served as President of the MLDA since 1997. During this time she has helped with research projects, conferences, fundraising, lectures, educational programs and patient support. The Michigan Lyme Disease Association, Inc (MLDA) is a statewide all volunteer non-profit 501c3 organization founded in 1989. Our mission as a central voice in Michigan is to help prevent Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases while providing support and education to patients, caregivers, health care professionals and the general public. Our continuing mission is to be pro-active and dedicated to the public and medical community by improving the quality of health care through support, research and education. At the MLDA we believe “It’s only together we can make a difference” Learn More >
Weeg Judith Weeg, Lyme Disease United Coalition
Judith Weeg is formerly with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). She has suffered from chronic Lyme disease for 18+ years. During this time she led the LDA of Iowa and created the LDUC, a global organization. The Lyme Disease United Coalition is a 501 (C) (3) Non Profit corporation-tax exempt. The mission of the Lyme Disease United Coalition (LDUC) is to advocate for patients who have tick-borne illness resulting in Lyme disease, Babesia, Bartonella, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Anaplasmosis, Tularemia, Powassan Encephalitis, Q fever, or Ehrlichia. The care of the Lyme disease patient is our number one priority, throughout the United States, Canada, and internationally. Learn More >