CNY Lyme and Tick Borne Disease Alliance Seeking Board Members

The CNY Lyme and Tick-Borne Disease Alliance is a collaborative of providers, scientists and community members who support research, drive education and promote awareness to combat tick-borne diseases. The Alliance is currently seeking board members who will provide  strategic governance and who will support the work of the mission.


  • Know the Alliance purpose, goals, policies, programs, services, strengths and needs and subscribe to them.
  • Serve in leadership positions or undertake special assignments.
  • Act as an ambassador for the Alliance, represent it to stakeholders and make connections that can deepen understanding and effectiveness of community impact.
  • Follow trends in the tick-borne disease movement.
  • Serve as trusted advisor to the ED as s/he develops and implements the Alliance strategic plan. 
  • Approve the Alliance annual budget, accounting reports and material business decisions.
  • Recommend nominees to the board who can significantly contribute to Alliance progress and ensure its commitment to diversity, reflecting the Central New York community it serves.
  • Be open-minded in deliberations.
  • Bring a sense of humor to the board’s considerations.
  • Support the Alliance by making personal charitable gifts in a manner appropriate to one’s circumstances, helping it achieve its goal of 100 percent board contribution.


  • Prepare for and participate in board and committee meetings. The board meets the second Thursday of every month from 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Speak for the board only when authorized to do so.
  • Ask substantive and timely questions consistent with one’s conscience and convictions, while supporting the decisions of the majority.
  • Suggest agenda items to ensure that important issues in the community are addressed.

Anyone interested in learning more should contact board chair Anne Messenger at [email protected]