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STAMFORD, CT (March 30, 2023)— Global Lyme Alliance (GLA), the leading nonprofit dedicated to curing Lyme and other tick-borne diseases, announced today the appointment of Kenzie Vath to its Board of Directors.   

“We are pleased to welcome Kenzie Vath to our board,” said Laura MacNeill, GLA’s CEO.” She comes to us with diverse experiences, valuable insights, and a passion for GLA’s mission and vision. We are fortunate to have her by our side as GLA continues to change the paradigm of Lyme disease understanding, diagnostics, and treatments around the globe.”    

Kenzie Vath is the VP of Strategic Innovation for Pacific Hospitality Group, a family-owned hospitality management company in Irvine, California. Kenzie oversees asset management, including Capital Expenditure, Spa, Retail, Wellness, and Sustainability. In addition, she is the founder of Holistic Umbrella, a wellness-based lifestyle company providing coaching and inspiration to the Lyme community.  

As a passionate individual who enjoys innovating new ideas to disrupt the status quo, Kenzie is a serial entrepreneur who started her first company at 19. Her battle with Lyme disease led her to get self-educated in Holistic Medicine. Graduating Summa Cum Laude with a bachelor’s from Purdue University and receiving her coaching certification from the Institute of Integrated Nutrition, based in New York City. Kenzie is also a certified yoga teacher.  

Her passion for helping those with Lyme disease has connected her with Global Lyme Alliance first as an ambassador, supporting their efforts to raise funds for diagnostics, treatments, and one day finding a cure. Kenzie previously sat as a board member of GSN Planet and is the founder and President of Impact100 OC in southern California. Impact100 Global is an international nonprofit focused on women impacting their local communities through grant giving. 

Kenzie is writing a book to be published this year, entitled “The Ignored Pandemic: Real Stories of Lyme Disease.” She will host her first event, an Art Show benefiting GLA in Southern California during Lyme Disease Awareness Month on May 18, 2023. Get details and tickets at And lastly, you can support Kenzie’s fundraising efforts on behalf of GLA at: 

“Kenzie will be an asset to GLA’s Board and the organization as we advance our mission to cure Lyme and make a difference in the lives of those suffering from tick-borne illnesses,” said MacNeill. 

GLA leads the fight against Lyme and other tick-borne diseases by initiating and investing in innovative research to find reliable diagnostic tests and new and improved treatments. At the same time, GLA has increased Lyme and tick-borne disease awareness through our ambassador, marketing, and patient service programs.  

About Lyme Disease   

The CDC estimates that there are 476,000 Lyme disease cases each year in the United States, with cases continuing to rise. We are all one tick bite away from dealing with the potentially devastating effects of Lyme disease and other vector-borne infections. Lyme diagnostics are less than 60% accurate at detecting early Lyme disease. In addition, 10-20% of Lyme patients still suffer from symptoms after standard antibiotic treatment. Lyme disease can develop into a chronic illness that leads to serious health problems and reduced quality of life, so discovering alternative therapeutics is vital to help those battling the disease.  

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About Global Lyme Alliance  

The mission of Global Lyme Alliance is to cure Lyme and other tick-borne diseases through innovative research, awareness, and empowering the patient voice. GLA has gained national prominence for funding some of the most urgent and promising research in the field by awarding over $16 million to our research program to date. GLA supports patients through every step in their journey, from finding a Lyme-treating physician to a peer-to-peer mentor program and a wealth of resources and information on its website. GLA also offers an ambassador program for volunteers to raise awareness through education, create fundraising events in their area, or collaborate to advance GLA’s mission. Visit GLA on social or at 

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