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Stop Ticks On People
A Coalition in Partnership with
Families First New York, Inc.

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About STOP

"Stop Ticks on People" is an initiative sponsored and funded by STOP Ticks, LLC. STOP is dedicated to the prevention of Lyme disease and other tick-borne disorders by stopping the disease at it's source, the tick. Our initiative is to study and implement environmentally safe methods of tick control thus reducing the incidence and prevalence of these diseases.

Lyme disease and other tick-borne disorders can have a debilitating affect on those infected, especially when not diagnosed at an early stage. Many scientific issues surround these diseases, including lack of a definitive testing and treatment protocols. Given this backdrop of medical uncertainty, STOP's mission is an important and timely public health initiative

STOP was created on the recommendation of the Dutchess County Legislative Task Force to Study Tick Control to form an organization that would carry on and expand upon it's mission. STOP operates as a coalition in partnership with Families First New York, Inc. and various other organizations united to reduce the incidence of tick-borne disease through education, awareness and prevention.

To better achieve it's goals, STOP has formed a Scientific Advisory Board and Community Advisory Board. These advisory boards ensure that projects undertaken by STOP are scientifically and environmentally sound, as well as responsive to the needs of the community. As a non-profit, charitable organization, STOP accepts funding from public, private and individual sources to further it's work.

STOP is dedicated to finding safe environmental solutions to tick control, reducing the incidence and prevalence of tick-borne disease through education, research and prevention.

Stop Ticks on People is affiliated with:
The Lyme Disease Association, Inc.
Families First New York, Inc.
Dutchess County Task Force to Reduce Ticks and Lyme Disease
Hudson Valley Lyme Disease Association

Chairman - Sean Donahue
Vice Chairman - David Tetor
Treasurer - Ira Auerbach.
Jill Auerbach, HVLDA 
Joel Miller, DDS, NYS Assembly
Sandra Goldberg, Retired Dutchess County Legislator

Richard Ostfeld, Ph.D.
Kenneth Liegner, MD
Sharon Kroeger, Ph.D.

Andrew Sherman Rotans, MPH, Sr. Public Health Advisor, DCDOH
Stephen K. Wikel, Ph.D.


** Call First to verify meeting date, time, and place **

Mid-Hudson Lyme Disease Support Group, 2nd Wed. of each month, 7:30 PM, First Presbyterian Church, Route 44, Pleasant Valley, NY 12569. Call Rachel 845/229-8925 or Pat 845/889-4242.

Northern Dutchess Lyme Disease Support Group, 2st Tues. of each month. Northern Dutchess Hospital, 6511 Springbrook Ave., Rhinebeck NY. Call Lauren at 845-758-8457 or Dawn at 845-518-0058.

Lyme in Orange, 1st Mon. of each month. Call Mike at 914/588-0370.

Ulster County Lyme Support, Meets 4th Wed. every month 7-8:30 pm, at Clinton Avenue United Methodist Church, 122 Clinton Avenue, Kingston, NY. For more info Call Rick at 845-616-5410 or Susie at 845-891-6760

New Paltz Lyme Disease Support Group 1st Monday of month at 7pm at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 163 Main St, New Paltz (use rear entrance)12561. Call Cheryl at 845-255-6605.

Lyme Support Workshop Series, New Paltz Community Center, Monthly ~ 3rd Wednesdays ~ 12pm-2pm ~ professional guest speakers teach specific approaches & wellness practices effective with chronic illness. Suggested donation $10*, Call Meredith at 845-901-2235

Lyme Support Group Ulster County,1st Thurs each month 6:30pm at MAMA in Stone Ridge call Dawn at 845-687-0307.

Lyme Disease Support Group, Rockland County, not currently meeting. Contact Nancy at 845-729-2831

Mountaintop Lyme Disease Support Group,1st Thursday of every month,6:30-8:30PM,Hunter Public Library, 7965 Main St, Hunter, NY contact Regina at

New York City Lyme Support Group, 4th Wednesday and 4th Monday 7:00-8:30PM, Phillips Ambulatory Care Center of Beth Israel, 10 Union Square East btw 14th & 15th St., 2nd floor Conference Center. For information:

Ridgefield Evening Lyme Disease Support Group, Meets 2nd Thursday each month 5-7 pm. 2nd Floor, Ridgefield Visiting Nurse Association office, 90 East Ridge Avenue, Ridgefield, CT 06877. More info email Jennifer or call 203-241-2400.

Ridgefield Afternoon Lyme Disease Support Group meets the 2nd Friday of the month, 1:30 3 pm, Ridgefield Visiting Nurse Association office, 90 East Ridge Avenue, Ridgefield, CT 06877. More info email Jennifer or call 203-241-2400

Lyme Alliance of the Berkshires Support Group, 3rd Thurs. of each month, 6-8:30 PM, Berkshire Atheneum (Pittsfield Library),1 Wendell Avenue, Pittsfield, MA, 2nd Floor Conference Room. Contact: Website:

CNY Lyme Support meets the first Sunday of each month at 2pm at the Sullivan Free Library in Chittenango. Contact CNYLS at, or by calling 315-687-6540

Long Island Lyme Association 2nd Thursday 7-10pm, 3601 Hempstead Turnpike, Levittown NY 11756 Contact Scott at LILA to make a reservation at email:


September 23-24, LDA/Columbia University,18th Lyme & Tick-Borne Diseases Scientific Conference Lyme & Tick-Borne Diseases Scientific Conference, Hilton Penns Landing, Phiadelphia, PA.

STOP welcomes your support. Tax deductible contributions can be made by check or money order. Please contact us for more information.








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