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.
2021 Houston Branch of The International Dyslexia Association Board of Directors
Jill Wiseman, M.A., LPC-S
Debbie Meinwald, M.Ed., LDT, CALT
Anson J. Koshy, M.D., MBE
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Judith Arceneaux, M.A., CCC-SLP
Alison Edwards, M.S., LDT, CALT
Amanda M. Gyeszly
Monica L. Keogh, M.Ed., LDT, CALT
Patricia Newman, M.Ed.
Mary Prasad, Ph. D.
Lara Speights, M.Ed.
Emily W. Waltmon, M.Ed.
HBIDA REGIONAL GROUPS
Golden Triangle Regional Group
Jeanette Davis, LDT, CALT
Brazos Valley Regional Group
Heather Sherman, M.Ed.
Amir Bar, M.S.
Marian Cisarik, LDT, CALT, CDT
Carter Crain, J.D.
Emily Duncan, M.Ed., MSW
Debbie Etheridge, M. Ed.
Allison Griffiths, CALT
Shonda Guthrie, M.Ed., LDT, CALT
Suz Hall, CALT
Jessica Harris, LDT, CALT
Mike Hawkins, M.A., LPC
Jennifer Hopkins, M. Ed.
Kim Jameson, M.Ed., LDT, CALT
Mary North, M.Ed.
Deborah Pfeiffer-Traum, MSW, LDT, CALT
Karen Priputen, CPA
Amy Richard, M.S., CCC-SLP/CALT
Emily Rommel Rinaldi, M.Ed., CALT
Elisabeth Rush, M.Ed., LDT, CALT
Mary H. Yarus, M.Ed., LDT, CALT