International Lyme And Associated Diseases Society
Leaders in Lyme Disease Education and Training

Program Schedule

Karen Young, Delegate
Saturday, November 5th, 2016
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM: Breakout Session F - Legal Discussions - Moderator: Gregg P. Skall, JD
With the election only a week away and talk of a "lame duck" session, in the U.S. Congress, this could be the most important legislative session for tick-borne diseases and the doctors who treat them in years. What LLMDs and Lyme patients need to know about the legislative process and how to be effective advocates. A discussion of federal and state legislative proposals, where things are and what physicians need to do.
Member of House of Delegates since January 14, 2015. Member, Health and Government Operations Committee, 2015- (estates & trusts subcommittee, 2015-; health facilities & occupations subcommittee, 2015-). Member, Women Legislators of Maryland, 2015-. Member, Heath and Human Services Committee of the National Conference of State Legislators (NCSL).
Member, State Advisory Council on Hereditary and Congenital Disorders, 2015-.
Member, Commission for Women, Frederick County, 2004-06. President Pro Tem, Board of Aldermen, City of Frederick, 2009-13. Chair, Board of Directors, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, 2013 (vice-chair, air quality committee, 2012; member, employee compensation & benefits committee, 2012-13; citizen's advisory committee, transportation planning board, 2014).
Born in Bronx, New York, June 21, 1951. Franklin and Marshall College, B.A. (history), 1973; Columbia University, M.A. (american history), 1974; M.B.A. (marketing), 1977. Senior Vice-President and Chief Marketing Officer, Farmers & Mechanics' National Bank, 1996-99. Vice-President and Industry Practice Leader, Claritas, 2000-01. Vice-President and Senior Deposit Product Manager, Allfirst, 2001-03. President, Karen Lewis Market Research, 2004-06, 2008-09. Director, Marketing Research, Capital One, 2007-08. Leadership Frederick, Class of 1998. Board of Directors, Weinberg Center for the Arts; Frederick County Humane Society; Fredericktown Players. Member, Rotary Club of Frederick; Women's Giving Circle. Married; one child, one grandchild.