Board Members

HBIDA’s working board is made up of educators, parents, diagnosticians, dyslexia therapists, advocates, physicians and others who are committed to promoting literacy throughout our city and surrounding communities.

HBIDA holds elections each November to add new and returning members to its board. Each member’s term lasts three years, and our members serve on various committees along with our Advisory Council Members.

2019 Houston Branch of  The International Dyslexia Association Board of Directors

PRESIDENT
Anson J. Koshy, M.D., MBE

PAST PRESIDENT
Mary H. Yarus, M.Ed., LDT, CALT

VICE PRESIDENT
Sabine Triplett

TREASURER
Karen Priputen, CPA

SECRETARY
Debbie Meinwald, M.Ed., LDT, CALT

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Judith Arceneaux, M.A., CCC
Amir Bar, M.S.
Alison Edwards, MS, LDT, CALT
Debbie Etheridge
Amanda M. Gyeszly
Monica Keogh, M.Ed., LDT, CALT
Patricia Newman, M.Ed.
Ashley Roberts
Emily Waltmon, M.Ed.
Jill Wiseman, MA, LPC-S

HBIDA REGIONAL GROUPS
Golden Triangle Regional Group

Jeanette Davis, LDT, CALT

Brazos Valley Regional Group
Heather Sherman, M.Ed.

ADVISORY COUNCIL
Michelle Beard, Ph.D.
Genevieve Butcher, M.Ed., MA
Lyle Cadenhead, Ph.D., LSSP, LPC
Marian Cisarik, LDT, CALT, CDT
Carter Crain, J.D.
Emily Duncan, M.Ed., MSW
Annette Goldstein
Mairin Griffith
Allison Griffiths, CALT
Shonda Guthrie, M.Ed., LDT, CALT
Suz Hall, CALT
Marshall Harkins
Jessica Harris, LDT, CALT
Mike Hawkins, M.A., LPC
Kim Jameson, M.Ed., LDT, CALT
Janet Lenhart, LDT, CALT
Jennifer Luftop, M.Ed., CALT
Mary North, M.Ed.
Deborah Pfeiffer-Traum, MSW, LDT, CALT
Amy Richard, M.S., CCC-SLP/CALT
Catherine Rodriguez
Emily Rommel, M.Ed., CALT
Elisabeth Rush, M.Ed., LDT, CALT
Lara Speights, M.Ed.
Amanda Villasenor, CALT
Sandy Walker
Anna Williamson, M.A., Ed. & H.D.
Carole Wills