Meet the Indiana Lyme Connect Board
LeAnne Barta – LeAnne is co-founder and president of Indiana Lyme Connect (ILC) as well as leader of the Indianapolis Support Group. LeAnne and her husband know first hand the difficulty of Lyme diagnosis and its devastating affects on their children. After completing her masters in Communication Disorders from the University of Texas at Austin, LeAnne moved to Indianapolis. After working in a variety of medical and school settings, LeAnne devoted her energy to raising and homeschooling her five children (ages 17-27) as well as a variety of community involvement. LeAnne has not only had the privilege of caring and advocating for her own children with Lyme, but also advocating for others with Lyme disease. She and her family live in Indianapolis.
Susan Coleman – Susan was diagnosed with Lyme Disease and related co-infections in 2012, after struggling with symptoms for nearly 18 years. A life long resident of Bloomington, she attended Indiana University for both her undergraduate and graduate degrees and went on to serve as a project manager in Sustainable Computing for University Information Technology Services. Susan currently focuses full-time on her treatment regime and caring for her son, who also has Lyme. She is deeply thankful to her Indiana Lyme Connect co-founders and her fellow board members for bringing the vision of the organization to life. Susan sits as the current Secretary for Indiana Lyme Connect and leads the Bloomington support group.
Brent Huber – Brent is a partner with a large law firm in Indianapolis and an active private law practice. He lives in Fishers with his wife and two children. His daughter has been suffering for several years with Lyme disease, and he and his family are most supportive of the mission and work of Indiana Lyme Connect.
Dr. Kim Lentz – Dr. Lentz grew up in south central Indiana, graduated from Ball State University, and Indiana University School of medicine. She did her family medicine training at St.Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. Kimberly began dealing with Lyme disease in 2004 when members of her own family became ill. In 2010 she opened a new medical practice focusing on treating Lyme disease and other tick borne infections. She is married to Dan and together they have 3 children ages 21, 19, and 15 and reside in rural Zionsville.
Sheri Barta – Following graduation from Baylor University, Sheri jump-started her accounting career as an auditor for Arthur Andersen in Houston, Texas. There, Sheri met her husband (and LeAnne’s brother-in-law), Greg Barta. Sheri continued her career in accounting as an Assistant Controller for Scott Sports Group in Boulder, Colorado, and, later, as a Senior Accountant for Hagemeyer in Alpharetta, Georgia. After semi-retiring to stay home and care for the couple’s two young children, Sheri actively volunteered in her community and church. It was during this time that Sheri became intimately aware of the toll chronic Lyme disease takes on both its patient and his/her caretakers when her nephews and niece were each diagnosed with the disease. Today, Sheri and her family reside in York, Pennsylvania, where Sheri remains a homemaker while homeschooling the couple’s youngest daughter.
Chase Miller – Chase is an Architect and Project Manager at BSA LifeStructures in Indianapolis, practicing primarily in the area of healthcare, research, and higher education. He is passionate about bettering the quality of life through the built environment. His wife was diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2014 after struggling with debilitating symptoms for 8 years prior. Chase and his wife Kaylabeth live in Noblesville.