Until Everyone Can Read!
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.
2023 Houston Branch of
The International Dyslexia Association
Board of Directors
Jennifer Hopkins, M.Ed
Lara Speights, M.Ed., LDT, CALT
Alison Edwards, M.S., LDT, CALT
Director At Large Committee Member
Patricia Newman, M.Ed. Dyslexia Interventionist
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Jan Cook, M.Ed
Kathleen (Kat) Corte, LDP, CALP
Michele Joseph, M.Ed
Monica Keogh, M.Ed., LDT, CALT
Mallary Lattanze, M. Ed., LDT, CALT
Lily Vasquez Mejia, M.Ed, LDT, CALT
Mary Prasad, Ph.D.
Laura Sandling, M.Ed.
Mary Yarus, M.Ed., LDT, CALT
Judith Arceneaux, M.A., CCC
Amir Bar, M.S., M.Ed
Jennifer Cantrell, M.Ed.,LDT, CALT
Libby Hall, M.Ed, CALP
Suz Hall, CALT
Jessica Harris, LDT, CALT
Alida Hudson, Ph.D
Kim Jameson, M.Ed., LDT, CALT
Siobhan Johnson, M.Ed, LDT, CALT
Anson J. Koshy, MD, MBE
Lisa Landi, M.Ed
Toni La’Zurs, M.A., M.Ed., LPC-S
Emily Rommel, M.Ed., CALT
Tenesha Smith, M.Ed, CALT
Regina Staffa, LDT, CALT, CERI
Janice Stokes, M.Ed., CALT
Amy Traynor, M.A., ATP
Hope Rigby-Wills, EdD
Jill Wiseman, MA, LPC-S, SHRM-CP
Houston Branch National IDA Board Members
Regional Representative-Western Region
HBIDA REGIONAL GROUPS
Golden Triangle Regional Group
Jeanette Davis, LDT, CALT
Brazos Valley Regional Group
Heather Sherman, M.Ed.