About Us

We Believe in Change

The goal of Lyme Fight is to develop and strengthen partnership so that we can work together and establish a strong support system for those suffering from Lyme disease.

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.

Meet the Team

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Melissa Moya

Founder/Executive Director

As the founder and executive director of Lyme Fight, Melissa is driven by her personal journey with Lyme disease to make a meaningful impact in the community. Her mission is to provide care, support, raise awareness, and advocate for those affected by Lyme Disease. With a deep understanding of the challenges faced by Lyme patients, Melissa is committed to dispelling misconceptions, improving diagnosis accuracy, and amplifying advocacy efforts. Beyond her role as a Lyme advocate, Melissa brings 20 years of experience as a skilled realtor, alongside a passion for running and exercise.


Cynthia Vallarimo – Schauer

Chief Medical Advisor/Founding Member

Cyndi Vallarino, is a molecular geneticist by training. She has over 15 years of working in private sector focusing on cancer research. Much of research she has been involved in focuses on immunotherapy. When Cyndi is not volunteering she is riding horses, being an amazing mom and running.


Liz Jorgensen

Chief Operating Officer/Founding Member

When Liz isn’t volunteering with the foundation, she can be hiking, biking or crating 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 and families.


Cathy Brady

Treasurer/Founding Member

Cathy Brady, CPA, is Lyme Fights chief treasurer. Her passion for numbers compliance and statutory regulations 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 or Lyme Fight.

Alexanderia “Allie” Moya

Teen Ambassador


Allie joined the foundation as our first teen ambassador when she was a sophomore at Christian Brothers High School. She is now our first ambassador and a Freshman at Lewis & Clark College majoring in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology with a Minor in Health Studies. She will also be on the cross country and track & field team. She will continue helping us spread awareness of Lyme Disease with those at her school, clubs, as well as educating peers.

Medical Advisors


Cynthia Vallarino – Schauer

Chief Medical Advisor/Founding Member


Brian Plante, ND

Naturopathic Doctor