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.
The Board Members for 2017:
Mary Yarus, M.Ed., LDT, CALT, President
Anson J. Koshy, M.D., MBE, Vice-President
Karen Priputen, CPA, Treasurer
Emily Rommel, M.Ed., CALT, Secretary
Judith Arceneaux, M.A., CCC
Amir Bar, M.S.
Debbie Etheridge M.Ed.
Shonda Guthrie, M.Ed., LDT, CALT
Jessica Harris, LDT, CALT
Jennifer Luftop, M.Ed., LDT, CALT
Deborah G. Meinwald, M.Ed., LDT, CALT
Elisabeth Rush, M.Ed., LDT, CALT
Emily Waltmon M.Ed.
Sid (Trey) Weiss
Jill Wiseman M.A., LPC
Michelle Beard, Ph.D.
Ashlee Bixby, M.Ed. LPCi
Lyle Cadenhead, Ph.D., LSSP, LPC
Wendy Leer Campbell
Marian Cisarik, LDT, CALT
Carter Crain, J.D.
Allison Griffiths, CALT
Suz Hal, CALT
Mike Hawkins, MS, LPC
Kim Jameson, M.Ed., LDT, CALT
Janet Lenhart, LDT, CALT
Deborah Pfeiffer-Traum, MSW, LDT, CALT
Leeann Rudolph, M.Ed.
Regional Group – Golden Triangle Representative
Jeanette Davis, LDT, CALT
Regional Group – Brazos Valley Representative
Heather Sherman, M.Ed.
Houston Branch National IDA Board Members
Suzanne Carreker, Ph.D., LDT, CALT, QI
Regional Representative of the Western Region
Jim Carter, M.A., CCC-SLP
There are two regional groups that are a part of HBIDA and share our objectives.
Brazos Valley Regional Group of HBIDA (Bryan/College Station)
Heather Sherman, M.Ed., Regional Representative
Golden Triangle Regional Group of HBIDA (Beaumont/Port Arthur/Orange)
Jeanette Davis, Regional Representative