The goal of Lyme Fight is to develop and strengthen partnerships so that we can work together and establish a strong support system for those suffering from lyme disease. Ultimately, we will save lives, change ways of thinking, and find a cure.

The Mission

  • Work to provide support to those diagnosed with Lyme Disease
  • Provide education to the community and prevention
  • Strive to make much needed change in medical coverage and governmental support

One tick bite can change your life forever… Let’s work together to change that

The Dynamic Team

Melissa Moya
Melissa MoyaFounder/Executive Director
The founder and executive director, Melissa started Lyme Fight to make a difference in the Lyme Community. Because of her own struggles with the disease, she wants to positively contribute to the care, support, awareness, and advocacy of Lyme Disease. She believes that Lyme is misunderstood, often misdiagnosed, and in need of strong advocacy. Melissa is not only a lyme advocate, but is also a realtor with 16 years experience, an avid runner and exercise geek.
Cynthia Villarimo, PhD
Cynthia Villarimo, PhDChief Medical Advisor / Founding Member
Cyndi Villarimo is a molecular geneticist by training. She has over 15 years working in the private sector focusing on cancer research. Much of the research she has been involved in focuses on immuno-therapy.
When Cyndi is not volunteering she is riding horses, being an amazing mom, and running.
Cathy Brady
Cathy BradyTreasurer / Founding Member
Cathy Brady, CPA, is Lyme Fight’s chief treasurer. Her passion for numbers, compliance and statutory regulation make her the perfect fit for the foundation.
In her free time, Cathy loves cheering on her husband’s band, being a great mom to her sons, and volunteering for Lyme Fight.
Liz Jorgensen
Liz JorgensenChief Operating Officer / Founding member
When Liz isn’t volunteering with the foundation, she can be found hiking, biking or crafting with her husband and daughters. By day, Liz works as an operations director in the software industry. Her philanthropic endeavors include founding a trade show for expectant moms and literary partnering with child heart patients and child cancer patients & families.

Alexanderia “Allie” Moya Teen Ambassador
Allie joins our foundation as our new and first teen ambassador. She is a sophomore at Christian Brothers High School where she runs cross country, track and field and is a member of the Future Medical Professional Club, Photography Club and Blanket Club. She has been awarded Highest Honors and has won several academic and athletic awards. She will be helping us spread awareness of Lyme disease with those at her school and clubs as well as educating her peers. We are so excited to have her be a part of our foundation and look forward to her creative ideas.

Medical Advisory Board

Cynthia Villarimo, PhD
Cynthia Villarimo, PhDChief Medical Advisor / Founding Member
Brian Plante, ND
Brian Plante, NDNaturopathic Doctor