Sue Faber, RN, BScN President, Co-Founder, Director Sue is firmly committed to transparent and collaborative partnerships with Federal and Provincial governments, academia, research institutions, healthcare colleagues, and industry stakeholders, to collectively identify challenges, knowledge gaps, and fresh opportunities, to examine and develop transformative health policy, best practice guidelines, and research priorities, which are anchored in patient voice, values, and priorities.
Sue's specific area of expertise and research is the literature that exists on maternal-fetal transmission of Lyme and congenital Lyme borreliosis; supporting and powering urgent research initiatives to investigate this alternate mode of transmission with the ultimate goal of opening new doors to ensure that children and families affected are able to access appropriate care, treatment, and support. In 2018, Sue co-authored a nursing resolution for the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario – based on the needs and voiced concerns of Canadians with Lyme disease coast to coast. 'Patient First Treatment for Ontarians with Lyme Disease'– which was passed at the annual 2018 AGM in Toronto. Sue was awarded the RNAO HUB Fellowship award in 2019.
Tamara House Secretary and Director Tamara is a registered Real Estate Salesperson and lives with her family in Grey County, Ontario.Tamara looks forward to the day when all Canadian Lyme patients will be promptly diagnosed and treated appropriately here in our own country, with the same compassion and dignity afforded to all Canadians in times of health crises. Far too many families have been broken apart, bankrupt and desperate for help. Far too many children have lost their entire childhoods to these infections, being mislead, misdiagnosed and mistreated. Canadians enjoy an outstanding health care system with world class medical minds. There is a tremendous Canadian research network, The Canadian Lyme Consortium, that was recently founded to blaze a fresh trail in patient-centered Lyme disease investigation, driven to address the substantial gaps that exist in the understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of this complex, debilitating illness. With these in mind, Tamara has great hope for both her children, and all Canadian children afflicted with these stealth and devastating infections, that all will be given the opportunity to realize their full potential, hope for increased awareness and understanding, education, research, advancements in treatment, and eventually, a cure. Laura Falle – Board Member Tina Human – Board Member
Jennifer Kravis, B.A., LL.B Co-founder and volunteer, LymeHope Jennifer is a lawyer and former Bank executive whose family, like so many other Canadian families, has been affected by Lyme and other tick-borne diseases. Jennifer and Sue co-founded LymeHope with a vision to amplify and represent the voices of Canadian patients and families affected by Lyme disease and to effect positive change through the development of multi-stakeholder partnerships, education, advocacy and promotion of evidence-based research that is aligned with patient needs and preferences. Jennifer is one of the co-authors of a report entitled The Situation of Human Rights Defenders of Lyme and Relapsing Fever Borreliosis: Edition One and was part of a global initiative to raise Lyme-related human rights concerns to the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland in 2018.
Jennifer is the past President and a former director of LymeHope, and continues to be a volunteer and supporter of the organization.