About the RMB

About Our Branch

IDA-RMB Mission Statement
The IDA-Rocky Mountain Branch supports those living with dyslexia, language and literacy challenges by providing research-based education and resources to individuals, families and educators.

Vision Statement
The IDA-Rocky Mountain Branch is recognized as the premier authority in the Rocky Mountain Region for providing state-of-the-art expertise in the area of literacy so all individuals with dyslexia, language and literacy challenges are afforded the opportunity to achieve their highest potential.

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 and professionals in Colorado 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 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.

Contact Us

The fastest way to contact us is via email
Email: ida_rmb@yahoo.com
Voicemail: 303-721-9425 or 855-5-IDA-RMB

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

Advisory Board

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.

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