About Our Branch
The International Dyslexia Association is a nonprofit organization founded in 1949 to continue the pioneering work of Samuel T. Orton, MD, in the study and treatment of dyslexia.
The International Dyslexia Association, Rocky Mountain Branch is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, scientific and educational organization dedicated to the study and treatment of dyslexia, as well as other related language-based learning differences. Through our seminars, conferences, and workshops, this branch focuses on standards and practices for service providers, in addition to advocacy, family support, referral services, and community resources. Membership dues, private donations, and other development and training efforts fund the Rocky Mountain Branch. IDA receives no government funding.
We serve families, individuals and professionals in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming. Many of our 350+ members include educators, psychologists, physicians, individuals with dyslexia, and parents who have dealt with learning disability issues. Please join us!
The Rocky Mountain Branch sponsors educational events, trainings and workshops throughout the year designed to provide information about different aspects of dyslexia, language and other literacy challenges. To find out more about what is happening, visit our Events page.
2016-2017 RMB Board Members
Karen Leopold, President • Lynn Kuhn, Vice President • Michelle Kalin, Treasurer • Tammy Curran, Secretary
Board of Directors
Sandra Barter • Nancy Blum • Jessica Bodden • Julie Bottom • Lynn Doughman • Cyle Feingold • Cindy Kanuch • Diane Mayer • BJ McDonald • Tayo McGuirk • Linda A. Neumann • Cali Nichols • Kim Decker Penttila • Sally Pistilli • Michelle Qazi • Joyce Rosenblum
Louisa Cook Moats • Richard Olson • Bruce Pennington • Marge Riddle • Barbara Wise
Administrative Director: Yona Sammartino
We are truly grateful for the opportunity to partner with such wonderful organizations! Together, we will make a difference in the lives of those with dyslexia and other literacy-based learning differences.