:: Board & Advisory Council ::
Meet the Team
The IDA-UMB Board of Directors is composed of a diverse array of professionals with an interest in learning disabilities and literacy. We strive to increase awareness and understanding of dyslexia, encourage early and accurate identification, advocate for the use of scientific, researched based instruction and the bride the social, educational and cultural gaps to improve language acquisition for the success of all learners.
The IDA-UMB Board
Shelly Bayer, PhD
Jeanne E. Danneker, PhD
Laurel Jennings-Johnson, M.D.
:: join Our board ::
We Want YOU!
IDA-UMB is seeking individuals to serve on our Board of Directors. Board members have the opportunity to set organizational policy and ensure its continuity; carry out short and long-term planning efforts; and help in the area of fund development to build our organization’s financial stability.
Individuals with experience in advertising, marketing, social media, and recruitment would be particularly welcome. Our board meets 6-8 times per year. As a working board, committee involvement is also required.
Our Advisory Council
The IDA-Upper Midwest Branch is guided by a dynamic group of experts in the areas of diagnostics, testing, remediation, and legal rights. If you’re interested in joining the Advisory Council, drop us a line.
A.W. Atkinson, M.D.
Bluestem Center for Child & Family Development
C. Wilson Anderson, Jr.
Parent Advocate, National Center for Learning Disabilities
Marcia Henry, PhdD
– Professor Emerita, San Jose State University
– Past President, The International Dyslexia Association (1986-1992)
– Fellow, The Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators
Fellow in the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators
Former Instructor, O-G of Minnesota
Retired faculty member, Hamline University
Author, The Sonday System; speaker & instructor
Trustee, The June Stern Family Foundation for Children with Dyslexia
President, Wilson Language