Lyme Disease Task Force Report – Joint Public Hearing


Senate Aging and Youth Committee AND Senate Health and Human Services Committee

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 9:30 a.m.
Senate Majority Caucus Room

Lyme Disease Task Force Report


9:30 a.m. – 9:40 a.m. – Opening Remarks – Committee Chairs 

  • Sen. Michele Brooks, Aging & Youth Committee
  • Sen. Lisa Baker, Health & Human Services Committee 

9:40 a.m. – 10:10 a.m. – Panel I 

  • Julia Wagner, MBA, PhD pending, President, PA Lyme Resource Network, Member of Act 83 of 2014 Lyme Disease Task Force
  • Dr. John Goldman, Internist and Infectious Disease Specialist, UPMC Pinnacle Harrisburg, Member of Act 83 of 2014 Lyme Disease Task Force 

10:10 a.m. – 10:40 a.m. – Panel II 

  • Nicole Chinnici, Forensic Scientist/Northeast Wildlife DNA Laboratory, East Stroudsburg University
  • Erika Machtinger, PhD, CWB, Assistant Professor of Veterinary Entomology, Penn State University, Dept. of Entomology
  • Doug Fearn, President, Lyme Disease Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania

10:40 a.m. – 11:05 a.m. – Panel III

  • Dr. Loren K. Robinson, Deputy Secretary for Health Promotion & Disease Prevention, Department of Health
  • Dr. Rachel Levine,  Acting Secretary, Department of Health
  • Sara Nicholas, Ex. Policy Specialist, Office of Policy & Planning, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

11:05 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Panel IV

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