Founder, LivLyme Foundation
Olivia Goodreau, Founder – LivLyme Foundation and Co-inventor of TickTracker. Olivia founded theLivLyme Foundation in 2017 when she was 12 years old, to raise money for children that cannot afford their Lyme medication and to fund research to find a cure for all suffering from Lyme disease. She has testified in front of the Health & Human Services Tick-Borne Disease Working Group and both the House and Senate in the State of Maryland. Olivia has presented at Stanford, University of Colorado School of Public Health and various other organizations. Awards received include “The Bravery Award” from Stanford University’s BioADD Laboratory (She is the youngest recipient), the “Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes”, the “Women Who Inspire” in the #beboldforchange from Nigeria’s Florence Ozor Foundation and the 2017 “People Who Inspire Award” from Ride Out Lyme. In 2017 Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper proclaimed April 8th as “Olivia Goodreau Day” in recognition of “her commitment to increasing awareness of Lyme Disease and to supporting scientists, doctors, and researchers as they work to improve treatment and find a cure”. Olivia invented the free global app called TickTracker that in 9 months has over 10,000 users worldwide. This app is in multiple languages. Olivia had the first annual LivLyme Summit where she had the top Lyme scientist, doctors and advocates from around the world speak to a sold out audience of 400. Olivia is the youngest inventor to participate in the Health and Human Services TOP (The Opportunity Project) 14 week tech sprint with her app. She will be presenting to the White House, HHS, and CDC in Feb. 2019. Olivia presented her app to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s head of Innovation for health in Seattle this past September. Olivia will be the keynote speaker at several Lyme conferences in 2019. Olivia is writing a book about her life with Lyme for high school age readers. Olivia has raised over $1 million dollars in less that 2 years for her foundation. Olivia hopes the LivLyme Foundation will positively impact those that suffer from all tick-borne diseases. As the inventor of TickTracker, she is striving to educate
the public and keep people safe while creating a database for research use.
Olivia’s hobbies include drawing, reading, creating “Fan Fictions”, water and snow skiing, scuba diving, being a member of the Tides 1 & 2 scuba program, she loves to learn, she loves her dogs, and loves to hang out with her friends.