Diane Blanchard is a co-founder and co-president of Lyme Research Alliance, formerly Time for Lyme, Inc., a nationally recognized non-profit organization focused on research and education for Lyme and other tick-borne diseases. Since 1998, Diane has volunteered her time to assist in the organization’s growth and to achieve its goals to ensure better detection and treatment protocols. Today, Lyme Research Alliance has funded scientists around the nation and has awarded $3 million to support promising research and educational programs. LRA was a critical force in establishing the Columbia Lyme and Tick-borne Disease Research Center where Diane currently sits on the Advisory Committee of the Center to help further its goals to advance research in tick-borne diseases. Diane has also worked with various federal, state and local politicians to further the cause of Lyme and tick-borne diseases. She attained a MBA in Marketing from Adelphi University. She is married with 3 children.